If you love to keep more than one screens for your PC or Laptop, just to extend your work windows on another screen or not or you cannot afford another monitor screen right now or doesn’t want one because of a limited space on your desk, then don’t worry, Windows 10 provides another handy feature which will let you use multiple desktops on single screen Yes! On a single screen. In this article, I will guide you on how to use multiple desktops on Windows 10.
To know more about this useful feature and important things that it will provide you, first I will tell you why you want to use multiple desktops on Windows 10, I have listed these features below:
- You can switch between desktops easily
- You can switch between browsers and other applications from one desktop to another
- You can sort your windows in different desktops
- You can move your opened windows from one desktop to another
- You can close any unwanted desktop
- You can close any unwanted windows from any desktop easily
- You can add as many desktops you like (Windows will show minimum 9 at a time)
Now, let’s start with the steps that will help you to use multiple Desktops.
Step 1: Open Up TaskView pane
To add a desktop search for a Task View icon on your Taskbar as shown above or simply or simply press the shortcut keys (Hold Windows Key and press Tab key) to open Task View.
Step 2: Add a new Desktop
After opening up the Task View, now you can click on the New Desktop icon as shown above or simply use the shortcut key by (Holding Windows key and Ctrl key simultaneously and press D), this will add a new desktop on your screen and windows will automatically take you to the newly added desktop as shown below.
Step 3: Switching between the Desktops
There are two ways to switch between the desktops you have added, first, you can simply go to the Task view and hover your mouse pointer on the desktop and select the desired desktop you want to work in as shown above. Second, you can simply switch between the desktops you have added without opening up the Task View by using the keyboards shortcut keys, you can do this by pressing ( Hold Windows key and Ctrl Key simultaneously and switch from Left arrow key and Right arrow key).
Step 4: Moving Windows between your Desktops
To move your opened window from one desktop to another, simply open up the Task View pane and hover your mouse pointer on the middle of the desktop window that you want to move and right-click to see options, now, go to the Move to option (as shown above) which will cascade to show your added desktops and an option of New desktop. Just select your desired desktop to move your window in the particular desktop.
Note: If your Windows 10 build is 10166 or higher you can now simply drag and drop the windows in your desired desktop.
Step 5: Opened Windows In Desktops
To see how many windows are opened in a particular desktop, simply go to the Task View pane and hover your mouse pointer on any of the desired desktops you want to see (as shown above).
And Now, you can also close an opened window by hovering your mouse pointer on particular windows close icon X appeared in red box as shown below.
Step 6: Closing your unwanted desktop
There are two ways to close a particular desktop. First, go to the Task View pane and hover your mouse pointer on the desired desktop you want to close, you will see a red icon X appearing on that desktop (as shown above) simply click the red icon to close the particular desktop. Second, to close a particular desktop without opening up the Task View pane, you can do this by using keyboard shortcut keys by (Holding Windows key and Ctrl key simultaneously and press F4 key), this will immediately close the desktop you were currently on.
Congratulations! Now you know how to use Multiple Desktops on Windows 10, Enjoy!