How to use Windows 10’s built-in virtual desktops feature?

Windows has always provided users with various apps and features that nothing else can beat. For the specific needs of users, Windows has never lagged behind in the pace of developing new features using the latest technology. Multitasking is made easy when you have got a whole lot of work to do with various apps. 

But, if look at the other side of the coin we will find that there are so many apps present on our desktop making it quite difficult for people to navigate to a particular app. Due to this, Windows has developed a built-in virtual desktops feature for its customers. This feature is specially made available for the users who are running Windows 10.

What can you achieve with Windows 10’s virtual desktops feature?

With the launch of this technology, you can now create as many virtual desktops as you want. Along with this, you can also put up different apps into each desktop according to your need. You may categorize these apps in order of their priority or similarity. 

For example, you can keep your MS Office setup applications in one virtual desktop and Adobe apps in another. 

Additionally, you can also move these apps from one desktop to another whenever you want. You are also given the facility of deleting a desktop when it is no longer in use. At the time when you open a mail, you may also want to listen to music or sometimes to the editing work. 

All of the apps for doing this can create a mess in your desktop. In this situation, using the virtual desktops becomes the need of the hour. Let’s have a look at how to use this feature. 

Steps to work with virtual desktops in Windows 10

If you are completely new to the know-how of this feature, the step given below might help you to work with the Virtual desktops:

  1. First of all, open your desktop and click on the “Task View” button. You will find this button on the Taskbar which is available next to the Cortana control.
  2. When you are redirected to a new page, head to the top of the window and then tap on the “New Desktop” option.
  3. In this step, you have to click on the thumbnail named as “Desktop 2”.
  4. When you are taken to Desktop 2, you need to open the applications which you wish to move to this desktop.
  5. Now, tap on the “Task View” button which allows you to switch desktops..
  6. To add one more desktop, you just need to tap on the entry for “New Desktop” and now you can house applications in this desktop also.

To sum up-

You can continue moving apps back and forth in the virtual desktops until you feel now you have cleared all the mess. When you do this, the virtual desktop will start making sense to you and you will be far away from all the confusion. It is suggested that you close all the apps and desktops when you are done working with them.

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