Access Task View, Add, Switch to Desktops on Windows 10 – Guide

You must have noticed in the previous posts on Windows 10, where the new feature Task View has been mentionedTask View is a new addition to the latest version of Windows operating system. Task View is the native virtual desktop characteristic of Windows 10. Many users with various projects or tasks use several desktops for different projects. And thus they use different desktops for different projects and when they need to jump from one task to another, they switch the desktops. With the arrival of Task View, many users might be in thrill and ecstasy since they do not need to switch from one desktop to another for these varying tasks. Today in Windows 10 discussion, we bring an overview of the new feature called Task View.  It is very handy in use and provides you a few basic provisions. Let’s go into the complete guide!

Access Task View

  • To Access Task View is too simple. Take a look at the Taskbar. The third icon from far left corner of the Taskbar is Task View.
task view icon on taskbar to access task view
  • First is the Start Menu, the second is the Search and the third is the Task View.

Add a Desktop to Task View

  • When you click on Task View icon you can see the + icons in thumbnail view displayed on the lower right corner of the screen side by side.
task view running on screen
  • Those thumbnail icons imply the current running applications.
  • At the bottom of the screen, you will see a thumbnail exhibiting New Desktop text at the extreme right of the bar.
  • Click New Desktop thumbnail.
new desktop icon on multit taskng window
  • This action will get another desktop thumbnail with a black x button on the top right corner of it at the bottom of the screen.
cross icon on the task view
  • With the help of that x button, you can close the desktop thumbnail.
  • In order to switch to another desktop, simply click on the new desktop thumbnail.
  • Open your required applications and work on the new desktop.
  • You can even move one application from one desktop to another.

Move Applications from One Desktop to Another

  • Click on the Task View.
  • Thumbnails of all the opened applications will appear on the screen.
  • Right click on the application that you want to move to another desktop.
  • Select Move -> Desktop 2 from the opened context menu.
move to desktop 2
  • Application will be moved to another desktop. From here you can also launch a New desktop.
  • There is another method to move an application from one desktop to another, only click on the X button of the desktop thumbnail. When you do this action, i.e., after closing a desktop, any running application on that desktop will automatically move to the next open desktop.

Switch Between Applications of Task View (Not working after getting fresh update)

  • Start Menu and Taskbar are same for all the desktops that you are using on Task View.
  • Now, take a look at your Taskbar. The icons opened on another desktop will appear differently.
  • We all know that when we open an application, its icon is visible on the Taskbar with a glassy cover on it.
  • But the applications that are active on the other desktop have the glassy cover below the icon on the Taskbar.
  • Also, the combination of Alt and tab keys will make you switch between the applications.
  • Again, the good thing is that clicking on the icon will switch to the desktop where the application is open.

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Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

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