Increase the Productivity of Windows 10: Virtual Desktop

//Increase the Productivity of Windows 10: Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop is perhaps one of the most functions of Windows 10. As the name suggests, this feature allows you to create virtual desktops that can be accessed in an instant. A considerable convenience for those who must work continuously passing from one task to another.

A desktop can, in fact, be used for network monitoring tools, another for productivity tools such as email and CRM, yet another for personal things such as social. Launching a virtual desktop is simple.

You can just click on the icon to the right of Display Cortana activity (or by pressing Windows+Tab on the keyboard) to access a desktop with applications running at the time and represented as thumbnails.

Bottom right we find an icon in the shape of “+” which in fact allows creating from scratch a new desktop without any active application. If you wish to move an application from one desktop to another, just drag it to the destination.

The Start menu is shared between the desktop and open, to switch from one desktop to another, you can use Ctrl+Win together with the directional arrow keys left or right.

By |2017-09-06T09:58:57+00:00March 26th, 2017|Tips & Tactics|3 Comments


  1. Md Yakub September 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    The ability to have (and swap between) multiple desktops is a feature that has long been missing from Windows. If you use your PC for gaming, but also for office work, for example, it can be indispensable, (and less confusing) to have an individual desktop for each task. Windows 10 Virtual Desktop is really cool. One of the best new features of Windows 10 is the ability to create virtual desktops and easily switch between them. It can help keep your Windows 10 desktop from becoming too cluttered, and by placing shortcuts, apps and programs on other virtual desktops you can easily organize your workspace.

  2. Jonney October 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    The Windows catalog option displays all the open windows within a desktop. A grid of thumbnail previews provide shortcuts to the windows. Select one of the thumbnails to open the window. You can move open windows from one desktop to another. To do so, right-click the window’s title bar at the top. Then select Dexpot > Move and an alternative Desktop to move the window to. Alternatively, click Desktop Preview to open the desktop previews in the shot below. From that grid left-click one of the application icons, and then drag it to an alternative desktop on the grid. That moves the software to an alternative desktop.

  3. Ogeto Omwancha October 12, 2017 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Thank you for this insightful and educative article. Digital technology is advancing very first and Microsoft has not been left behind when it comes to its operating system and the transformations it has undergone in the recent past. It’s no secret that Microsoft is trying real hard to get people onto Windows 10. And even though their methods are questionable — annoying at best, destructive at worst — we can’t deny that the new operating system (OS) offers a lot of improvements that weren’t available before. Sure, there already were third party apps that let you do this but native features make a big difference. For one, the functionality is readily accessible to millions of users across the world. Two, it’s closely integrated with the OS. I think virtual desktops (or Task view as Windows calls it) are going to be a great productivity boost. Windows 10 also brings better window management. Now, when you dock a window to the left/right (either by dragging it to the edge or by using the shortcut Win + arrow keys), Windows 10 will automatically show you the remaining windows on that desktop. You can just click one and it will take up the rest of the screen. Deploying virtual desktops eliminates the time and headaches of desktop-to-desktop installation and maintenance. With virtual desktops, IT teams can embrace “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” policies without sacrificing data and application security.

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