How to Switch Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

Virtual Desktops, or Windows, are a handy way to juggle multiple workspaces in Windows 10. There are several ways to switch between virtual Desktops.

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Virtual Desktops, or Windows, are a handy way to juggle multiple workspaces in Windows 10. There are several ways to switch between virtual Desktops. Let us explore how to do this.

This is for Windows 10 operating system

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Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Press Windows+Tab to see the virtual Desktops you have available. You will see a screen called “Task View,” which shows thumbnails of each.

Now, release the Windows key and press the Tab or Arrow keys to highlight a Desktop, then press Enter to view that Desktop. You may also switch Desktops by using the Alt+Tab keys.

Also, you can press Windows+Ctrl+Left Arrow to display a lower number Desktop or Right Arrow to a higher number Desktop.

While in “Task View”, click the Plus “+” Tile or press Windows+Ctrl+D to add a new Desktop. Click the “X” in the upper corner to remove a Desktop.

If you want to exit the “Task View”, just hit Escape to return to your Desktop.

Use the Taskbar

Right-click on an empty area of the Taskbar, then click Show Task View Button. Ensure the option is checkmarked. Refer to below image:

TaskView 1
Setting the Show Task View option

Now, locate and click the Task View button in the Taskbar to view your Desktops. Next, click or tap the Desktop to which you want to switch. See below image:

Task View 2
Accessing the Task View button

You can click Task View at any time to manage your virtual Desktops.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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