How to use multiple virtual desktops in Windows 10

Yves - April 17, 2019

How to use multiple virtual desktops in Windows 10 - Intertuto

The latest guide, all the basics and keyboard shortcuts to properly use multiple virtual desktops in Windows 10.

Windows 10 is an operating system of the Windows NT family developed by the American company Microsoft. Officially introduced on September 30, 2014, it has been publicly available since July 29, 2015. Windows 10 has been designed to work as a full operating system for all computing needs. Windows 10 has paid features including its ability to handle multitasking in one device.

Using multiple desktops is not a Windows 10 design, as some applications already offered this functionality at the time. But the most impressive with Windows 10 is that the multiple workstations are now converted to native functionality in the operating system. That is, this feature is built into the Windows 10 system kernel.

How to use multiple desktops in Windows 10

Addition of offices

1. There are two ways to add an office:

-Press the Windows button on the keyboard with the Tab button.

- click the Task View button on the Windows 10 taskbar.

2. There, if there are windows or even folders that are active, it will be seen all side by side on the screen.

3. There is a new button called New Desktop, in the lower left corner, just above the clock. Clicking on it will open two desktop windows above the taskbar.

4. You can also add as many workstations as you want depending on the ability of the system to manage them.

Close an office

To close an office from multiple launched desktops, you have to move the mouse cursor on a desktop. There is the red button "X" that will appear instantly, we click on it to close the desktop. This is feasible for all active offices.

Transfer applications to another desktop

1. If you want to transfer an application or a folder to a new desktop, you can proceed in the same way:

- press the Windows button on the keyboard with the tab button.

- click the Task View button on the taskbar.

2. All active applications and the folder will appear side by side on the screen.

3. You must fly over the application you want to transfer to another office.

4. To display the Move To button, you must right-click on the active applications

5. Move the mouse over the Move to button to display the New Desktop button.

6. You must click on the New Desktop button and the active application will create a new desktop at the same time and the application will be transferred to it.

7. After creating a new desktop, you must now drag the active application and choose the desktop you want to transfer.

Switch between desktops

There are 2 ways to switch between desktops.

-If you choose to click the Task View button and place the mouse cursor on the desired desktop.

-We can also do the combination of Windows + CTRL + left arrow or Windows + CTRL + right arrow keys on the keyboard.

Close an active window on a desktop

1. All you need to do is move the mouse to a workstation that contains the active application or the active folder you want to close.

2. Only when the mouse cursor touches the desktop, all active windows will be visible.

3. You must now point the mouse cursor at the active window, application or folder until the 'X' button appears.

4. Once the 'X' button appears, click on it to close the application or folder.

All this requires a sufficient capacity of the RAM. If you have 2 GB of RAM on the system, it is best to choose two desktops maximum. If you have more RAM, you can add more offices.

The perfect amount of RAM for better multitasking answers and less risk of shifting is around 8GB. However, the minimum RAM requirement for multiple Windows 10 workstations is 4 GB.

If you want to process more multimedia content, add more multiple workstations we must also consider the power of the processor.

Using multiple desktops in Windows 10 is one of the best features of the Windows operating system. It soft allows for a more organized, clean and less crowded space when working on multiple tasks at once.

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