Manage Multiple Desktops with Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Multiple Desktops in Windows 10
Multiple Desktops (not to be confused with Azure Virtual Desktop) in Windows 10 are great for organizing your apps and decluttering your taskbar. Try one desktop for Outlook, one for deep work on a project, one for social media, etc.
The two-minute video in this article demonstrates how to use keyboard shortcuts to quickly create new desktops, switch between desktops, and close desktops.
Tip: Watch the whole video before you Ctrl+Win+D to create a new desktop, otherwise you might not know how to get back to your original desktop (Ctrl+Win+Left Arrow)!
|Use this keyboard shortcut:||To do this:|
|Ctrl+Win+D||Create a new desktop|
|Ctrl+Win+Left Arrow||Go to the previous desktop|
|Ctrl+Win+Right Arrow||Go to the next desktop|
|Ctrl+Win+F4||Close the current desktop|
|Win+Tab||Activate task view|
Check out all Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts here.
If keyboard shortcuts aren’t your cup of tea, you can work with multiple desktops using your mouse — here’s a link to an article that explains how. That said, with just a little practice, the keyboard shortcut method becomes very efficient.