Microsoft Windows 10 new feature multiple desktop or Virtual Desktop feature is drawing more attention . Earlier we have given the ways to enable Virtual desktop feature with Alt + Tab . Here we will discuss about how to  Use Multiple Desktops in Windows ( Virtual Desktop Feature ) . We will discuss three things under this head like – how to add a virtual desktop in Windows , how to switch between multiple desktops in Windows  and finally how you can move windows between multiple desktops.

Use Multiple Desktops in Windows ( Virtual Desktop Feature )

In Latest Windows OS you can enjoy the privilege to use as many as Virtual desktops you want to use . The Task View Pane makes it more easy and swift for the Windows 10 users.

How to Add a Virtual desktop in Windows

So if you want to add new virtual desktop in Windows then follow the instructions given below –

  1. From Taskbar , click on the Task view button to open new Task View Pane.

Keyboard shortcut to open new Task View Pane – ” Windows Key + Tab “.

2. Now Click – New Desktop in the Task View Pane . This will Add a Virtual desktop in Windows

Keyboard shortcut to add new desktop  – ” Windows Key + Ctrl +D “.

If there are already opened desktop then each new desktop will come up with a plus sign and as a grey tile .

You can follow the above steps to Use Multiple Desktops in Windows by adding a new virtual desktop on windows.

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 How to Switch between multiple desktops in Windows

So if you want to switch between multiple desktops in Windows then follow the instructions given below –

  1. Open Task View Pane.
  2. Point your cursor to the desktop you want to switch to and click it once.

Keyboard shortcut to switch between virtual desktops  – ” Windows Key + Ctrl +Left Arrow ” & ” Windows Key + Ctrl + Right Arrow “

Switching from one desktop to another doesn’t happens as rapidly . It takes time of cycling between all opened virtual desktops to switch to the particular one you want .  Lack of scrolling function makes it more time consuming to switch between virtual desktops .

Though you can add infinite number of virtual desktop in Windows 10 , you can see only 9 virtual desktop at a time .

Hopefully upcoming windows 10 version will fix these kind of issues to make multi window user function more hassle free .

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How to move windows between multiple desktops

So if you want to move a virtual desktop in Windows then follow the instructions given below –

  1. Open Task View Pane
  2. Hover the virtual desktop window that you prefer to move .
  3. You can find that virtual desktop’s window will pop out.
  4. Now find the virtual desktop window you want to move out.
  5. Right Click ” the window you want to move and then select “Move to ” & finally choose the desktop to which you want to move the virtual desktop.

It is just like select and drag .

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How to close a Virtual Desktop on Windows multiple desktop

So if you close a new virtual desktop in Windows then follow the instructions given below –

  1. Open Task View Pane
  2. Hover on the desktop you want to close
  3. Wait till a small X sign appears on top ride side.
  4. Click X
  5. That’s it you have closed the virtual desktop .

Keyboard shortcut to close between virtual desktops  – ” Windows Key + Ctrl + F4 ”

Limitations of Windows Multiple Desktop Function ( Virtual desktop feature )

Though its an amazing thing to Use Multiple Desktops in Windows . There are some drawbacks /limitations of Windows Multiple Desktop Function. They are given as below –

  • No provision to drag or drop programs between multiple screens.
  • Individual desktops wallpaper cannot be changed
  • Jumping to particular desktop window is not possible immediately .

Though this feature has some kind of limitations , it stands out as best features of Windows latest OS . Hope this will help you all to Use Multiple Desktops in Windows . Our next guideline will be how to use virtual desktops on Windows 7 and Windows 8 without updating to Windows 10 .

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