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People felt the need of Virtual Desktops when different people needed to use their desktops differently. It is a way to expand your computer’s workspace to multiple screens and multiple windows. This helps people to separate your work from home, design from tutorials, Facebook from movies, and more. Microsoft tells about its goals for the new Virtual Desktop in Windows 10 as follows:
Making and using a Virtual Desktop in Windows 10 is very easy. Just on the right side of your desktop search bar, you’ll locate the Task View button. By clicking on it, you’ll be able to see all the open programs which are running.
After clicking on the Task View button, you can see a large Plus symbol at the right side with New Desktop written along with it. If you click on it, a new desktop will be created. This Virtual Desktop in Windows 10 will be identical to your normal one, but it won’t be having any apps running on it.
In the new Virtual Desktop, you can open an entire different set of programs and organize then as you like. It’s possible to make an open windows from one desktop to another new desktop. Simply click the Task View button, and drag the window to the new desktop button.
You can even shift one open app from one desktop to another by similar dragging to another desktop. To perform this task in a different manner, right-click on an app windows and see the options.
After creating multiple desktops, it’s time to use them. Just click on the Task View button and you can see a list of all Virtual Desktops in your Windows 10 PC. Hover on a virtual desktop, and you can get a peek of what is going inside. You can simply click on any of these to switch from one desktop to another.
To close a Virtual Desktop in Windows 10, simply click on the Task View button. Now you’ll be seeing all the Virtual Desktops at the bottom stacked together. Hover over a desktop and look for a small X to close that active desktop. Note that the open apps from that particular closed desktop will be moved to the previous desktop.
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