Have You Tried Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 and Windows 11?

By | June 27, 2022
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Have You Tried Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 and Windows 11?

Did you know that you can quickly create a new virtual desktop by pressing CTRL+Windows Key + D? You can! And virtual desktops can help you reduce annoying screen clutter without losing anything that you’re working on – or viewing.

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Virtual desktops are great for creating separate workspaces. Above you can see that I have three desktops… or workspaces. The one I’m working in is on the far left. I’ve created two virtual desktops

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Above: Notice I can have different programs open on each desktop, most of which are independent of each other. Simply put – I could be working on a notepad file on Desktop one, an MS Word doc on desktop  #2, and creating a graphic on desktop 3.  Each virtual desktop is its own workspace – each is independent of the other. And I can switch between them simply by clicking this icon in the Taskbar.

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Windows 10

And here are some virtual desktops in Windows 11.Windows 11 Virtual Desktops -Cloudeight Infoave

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Windows 11

Whether you are using Windows 10 or Windows 11, can switch between virtual desktops using these keyboard shortcuts:

Windows key + Ctrl + Left Arrow and Windows key + Ctrl + Right Arrow.

You can have an unlimited number of virtual desktops. Well not really – the number of virtual desktops is limited by the amount of RAM installed and your free hard drive space. Come to think of it, why would you need one hundred virtual desktops? I would think three of four would be plenty.

If you get used to using virtual desktops you’ll wonder how you got along without them. They make separating work areas quick and easy and can help you avoid the clutter you end up with when doing everything on one desktop.



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