How to use virtual desktops on Windows 11

Windows 10 was the first version of Windows that had virtual desktops. Probably the last big desktop OS to get a virtual desktop. Fortunately, the feature is still in Windows 11 and seems to have been significantly improved.

Windows 11 virtual desktop

Windows 11 Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktops in Windows 11 work a little better than they did in Windows 10. They are easier to preview and move between.

1. Add / remove virtual desktop boards

To add or remove a virtual desktop on Windows 11;

  1. Click on the multitasking button on the taskbar.
  2. Click on the extra button to add a new virtual desktop.
  3. Hold the mouse over a virtual desk and click the Close button at the top right to remove it.

2. Virtual desktop preview

You can preview a virtual desktop by hovering the mouse cursor over the multitasking button on the taskbar. Just like hovering the mouse over an app icon will show previews of the open windows, hovering the mouse over the multitasking button will show a preview of the windows. meaningful desktops.

3. Rename meaningful desktops

New virtual desks have created common names such as Desktop 1 and Desktop 2, etc., but users can rename them.

  1. Click on themultitasking button on the taskbar.
  2. Right-click on the desktop that you want to rename.
  3. From the list, select Rename.
  4. Enter new name for the desktop
  5. The a virtual desk will be renamed.
  6. Repeat for another desk.
  7. The a name will appear in the preview as well as the multitasking view.

4. Identify the current virtual desktop

If you want to find out what virtual desk you are currently on;

  1. Hold the mouse cursor over the multitasking button.
  2. in the virtual desktop preview, look for a a blue marker under a meaningful desk.
  3. The virtual desk with the the blue of the standard desk.
  4. Click on the multitasking button.
  5. In the virtual desktop panel, look for the blue marker.
  6. The desk was with the the blue mark of the standard virtual desk.

5. Move window to virtual desktop

Windows are easy to move between virtual desktops.

  1. Click on the multitasking button on the taskbar.
  2. Once in the multitasking scene, right click on the window you want to move to a virtual desktop.
  3. Choose Move to and select desktop to move the window to.
  4. For windows on a different virtual desktop, move to the virtual desk and then follow steps 1-3.


A virtual desktop on Windows 11 seems to be faster. Switching between them and moving windows from one desktop to another is a cool thing that says a lot considering Windows 11 is still in beta and Windows 10 is over five years old. age. Windows 11 supports keyboard shortcuts and swipe gestures to switch between virtual computers however, you need a precision touchpad or touch screen to use the gestures.

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