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How to use multiple desktops in Windows 10

Many gamers and geeks like me run multiple monitors but not everyone has the need or the space for that. Fortunately, Windows 10 has another option in multiple desktops. They offer the ability to do several different things with your computer without getting in each other’s way. Good for productivity and good for organization. If you would like to know how to use multiple desktops in Windows 10, read on!

Multiple desktops aren’t anything new in Windows but they have always been fairly low key. I remember experimenting with them in Windows Vista so they have been around that long at least.

Use multiple desktops in Windows 10
Using multiple desktops is a tidier way to multitask without having to Alt-tab all the time. Here’s how you set it up.

1. Click on the Task View icon on the Windows Taskbar. (The icon looks like a rectangle with ears.)
2. Click the ‘+’ New Desktop icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. A new screen will now appear and you can Open programs within your new desktop as normal.
3. To close a desktop, go into Task View and click the little x in the top right corner of the desktop.

Some useful keyboard shortcuts for managing multiple desktops
There are a few Windows keyboard shortcuts that can make working with multiple desktops very easy.

Windows key + Tab - Opens Task View.
Windows key + Ctrl + D - Creates a new desktop.
Windows key + Ctrl + left or right arrow key - Switch between desktops.
Windows key + Ctrl - F4 - Close the active desktop.

More useful Windows 10 troubleshooting tips:
How to get into advanced startup options in Windows 10
How to perform a repair installation for Windows 10
How to uninstall and reinstall Windows 10 built-in apps