How to Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another 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 move an open app window from one virtual desktop to another for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another using Context Menu in Task View
  • Option Two: Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another by Drag and Drop in Task View


EXAMPLE: Virtual desktops in Windows 10

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Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another in Windows 10

Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another using Context Menu in Task View


1. Open Task View (Win+Tab).

2. Select (hover pointer over) the virtual desktop (ex: "Desktop 1") you want to move an app from. (see screenshot below)

3. Right click or press and hold on the open app window you want to move, click/tap on Move to, and click/tap on either New desktop or the desktop name (ex: "Desktop 2") you want to move it to.

If you have multiple displays connected, apps will only show on the display they are opened on for virtual desktops.

4. When finished, you can now click/tap on the virtual desktop you want to switch to.

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Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another in Windows 10

Move Open App from One Virtual Desktop to Another by Drag and Drop in Task View


1. Open Task View (Win+Tab).

2. Select (hover pointer over) the virtual desktop (ex: "Desktop 1") you want to move an app from. (see screenshots below)

3. Drag and drop the open app window you want to move to the virtual desktop (ex: "Desktop 2") you want to move it to.

If you have multiple displays connected, apps will only show on the display they are opened on for virtual desktops.

4. When finished, you can now click/tap on the virtual desktop you want to switch to.

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That's it,
Shawn