Add New Virtual Desktops in Windows 10  

    Add New Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

    Add New Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

    How to Add New Virtual Desktops in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Virtualization
    17 Mar 2021
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    How to Add New Virtual Desktops in Windows 10


    Task View is a virtual desktop manager in Windows 10 that allows you quickly switch between all of your open apps on multiple virtual desktops. Create custom additional desktops to group apps for productivity, entertainment, or whatever you choose. This makes multitasking and organizing your opened apps much easier.

    Virtual Desktops exist to help you visually and cognitively separate different tasks on your PC. They can also be handy when doing presentations – enabling you to prepare demos on different desktops.

    This tutorial will show you how to add new virtual desktops for your account in Windows 10.

    You will not be able to add a new virtual desktop while you have Tablet Mode turned on.

    When you create (add) a new virtual desktop, you will automatically be switched to the new desktop by default.



    Contents

    • Option One: Add New Virtual Desktop using Keyboard Shortcut
    • Option Two: Add New Virtual Desktop in Task View using Keyboard Shortcut
    • Option Three: Add New Virtual Desktop in Task View



    EXAMPLE: Virtual desktops in Windows 10

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    OPTION ONE

    Add New Virtual Desktop using Keyboard Shortcut


    1 Press the Ctrl + Win + D keys to add a new virtual desktop and be switched to it. Open the apps you want to use on that desktop.






    OPTION TWO

    Add New Virtual Desktop in Task View using Keyboard Shortcut


    1 Open Task View (Win+Tab).

    2 Press the Ctrl + Win + D keys to add a new virtual desktop and be selected in Task View. (see screenshot below)

    3 You can now click/tap on the virtual desktop you want to switch to. Open the apps you want to use on that desktop.

    Add New Virtual Desktops in Windows 10-new_virtual_desktop_in_task_view.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    Add New Virtual Desktop in Task View


    1 Open Task View (Win+Tab).

    2 Click/tap on New desktop. (see screenshots below)

    3 You can now click/tap on the virtual desktop you want to switch to. Open the apps you want to use on that desktop.

    Add New Virtual Desktops in Windows 10-task_view_new_desktop-1.jpg Add New Virtual Desktops in Windows 10-task_view_new_desktop-2.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. ddelo's Avatar
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    Great series of Virtual Desktop tutorials.
    Thanks a lot Shawn.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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