Windows 10 to the test: virtual desktops, what they are and how they work

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In fact, you can use the first desktop for the navigation software, and maybe put some open work documents in the second desktop that you don't want to have around all the time, but that you can use during your work session. Obviously they are not permanent desktops, so if you restart your computer you will be back to having only one desktop.

As you can see from the screenshots you can move applications from one desktop to another with a simple right button and a click on the desired desktop, or on a new desktop.



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The classic "drag and drop" also works, so much so that by moving an application from the preview to the "+" button you can automatically create a new desktop. You can even close open applications without actually entering the new desktop.

We think this is a really useful feature of Windows 10, which may not be exploited intensively by everyone, but which is certainly welcome. There are no limits as to what virtual desktops you can create and if you are lovers of keyboard shortcuts, here are some that will be very useful:


  • Windows key + CTRL + Left / Right Arrow: Go to the previous or next desktop
  • Windows key + CTRL + D: Create a new desktop
  • Windows key + CTRL + F4: Close the active desktop
  • Windows key + TAB: start viewing the desktops (Task View)

Since someone has rightly pointed it out to us, we point out that this article like the others in the "Windows 10 test" series are a "work in progress", ie they are made on the basis of builds distributed by Microsoft. For this the contents will be updated to reflect any changes made by the software house.


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