How to Use Virtual Desktops in Windows 11
Windows 11 comes with a slew of new features and updates, and one of the most significant changes is the addition of virtual desktops. Virtual desktops allow users to create multiple desktops on a single machine, making it easier to manage and organize open windows and applications. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to use virtual desktops on Windows 11.
Step 1: Launch Task View
To access virtual desktops on Windows 11, you’ll need to first open Task View. There are several ways to do this, but the easiest is to click on the Task View button in the taskbar (located just to the right of the search bar) or press the Windows key + Tab on your keyboard.
Step 2: Add a New Desktop
Once Task View is open, you’ll see a row of virtual desktops at the top of the screen, with the current desktop highlighted. To add a new desktop, click on the ‘New desktop’ button in the top right corner. You can also use the Windows key + Ctrl + D shortcut to create a new desktop.
Step 3: Switch Between Desktops
To switch between desktops, simply click on the desired desktop in Task View, or use the Ctrl + Windows key + left or right arrow keys to cycle through your open desktops.
Step 4: Move Windows Between Desktops
To move a window from one desktop to another, simply click-and-drag the window to the desired desktop in Task View. You can also use the Windows key + Shift + left or right arrow keys to move a window between desktops.
Step 5: Close a Desktop
To close a virtual desktop, simply hover your mouse over the desktop you want to close in Task View, then click the small ‘X’ that appears in the top right corner. You can also use the Windows key + Ctrl + F4 shortcut to close the current desktop.
Virtual desktops are a powerful tool for organizing your workspace and improving productivity on Windows 11. With just a few clicks, you can add, switch, move, and close desktops to suit your needs. So go ahead and give it a try!