Windows Virtual Desktop May Be Businesses’ Next Frontier

May 1, 2019 11:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Virtual desktops are among the more interesting features added to the Windows 10 operating system. The technology has a lot of benefits and possibilities for the future, but because it is so new, many people have understandably not even attempted to use it, and many more are even unaware of its existence.

Essentially, Windows 10 allows you to create multiple desktops, all of which are able to display different open applications and windows. This makes it easier to keep your work separate from your personal files, or to separate items out by task for better organization.

The team at our computer store in Woodward, OK is happy to work with you to get you set up with virtual desktops and to teach you more about the benefits of this great new functionality.

Using the feature

It’s quite easy to add a new virtual desktop when you’re prepared to do so. Simply click the “task view” button on the taskbar. This is a full-screen app switcher that will show you all the apps you currently have running on your device. Switch to any running app by clicking on it. To add a new desktop, all you need to do is click the “new desktop” button that shows up at the bottom right of the screen when you’re in the task view window. You can create as many desktops as you need, though we recommend keeping virtual desktops to a minimum, as the entire purpose of the functionality is to make things as streamlined and organized as possible for you.

Once you’ve got your desktops set up, then you need to know how to switch between them. Again, the task view feature is useful here—you can click a desktop to go there, or a specific window to go to that desktop and bring that window into focus, similar to switching between applications on one desktop.

If you prefer the shorthand route, you can press the Windows Key + Tab to bring up task view, then release the keys and hit tab again and use the arrow keys to scroll through your desktop options, hitting enter when you’ve reached the one you want to go with.

After that, it’s just a matter of filling and organizing the desktops with the items you need. Keep in mind that any application or file you have open on a desktop will remain open until you close it. Some apps will only allow you to have a single window open at a time, which may cause some problems when you’re using multiple desktops.

You can move apps and windows between virtual desktops simply by clicking and dragging. You can also right click a window or app and choose the “move to” menu, selecting the specific desktop to which you wish to move it.

Finally, if you wish to delete a virtual desktop, simply click the “close” button on the desktop you want to remove while you’re in task view.

We’re happy to work with you to help you get set up with the virtual desktop feature on Windows 10. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Devine’s Electronics or visit our computer store in Woodward, OK today.

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