Windows 10 allows users to run multiple virtual desktops simultaneously.
This is a feature that enables fast switching between many running applications, organizing and quick access groups of applications without needing multiple monitors. It’s a very useful feature, especially for Linux or Mac.


How to work with the virtual desktop?
When you click “Task View”, you will see the bar Task View shows all windows applications/programs which are running on the virtual desktop. When you open the Task View for the first time, or just have one desktop, you’ll see the button “Add a desktop” displayed as shown below. To create a virtual desktop, just click on this button.

Virtual Desktops in Windows 10
Click on this button to create a virtual desktop


When you click the “Task View”, all the desktops will be displayed on the Task View interface. As in the example below, there are no applications or programs that are running on the virtual desktop which is just added. 


Virtual Desktops in Windows 10
Click to add a desktop

If there is a program that is running on the desktop, it will display thumbnail images on the desktop in the Task View interface. When you move the mouse over a desktop Task View interface, the programs that are opening on the desktop screen will display a larger image in Task View interface. Click on one of the thumbnail pictures to access program immediately (and corresponding virtual desktop). In fact, the way the Task View work is similar to the old feature Alt + Tab from previous versions of Windows.


Virtual Desktops in Windows 10
Thumbnail images on the desktop

Then, if you want to switch between the desktop, you can press the multi -screen again and select thumbnail of the desktop that you want to switch to.

To close a virtual desktop, open task view interface, click the red X button, like close a normal application.


Virtual Desktops in Windows 10
Click the red X button to close a virtual desktop
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