Windows 10: All you need to know (Part 2)

One of the hot new features in Windows 10 is Virtual desktops.  Hopefully they will release more functionality for them as the build matures but they are still pretty cool as is.

Virtual desktops

  • From taskbar: click on Task View icon to open up Task View Window
  • Windows key + Tab = two clicks to open virtual Task View
  • Allows multiple full screen programs at same time
  • organize desktops based on projects
  • Hover over ach virtual desktops for a peek
  • Move apps between desktops: right click or drag
  • Still on the wish list
    • Different backgrounds for each desktop
    • Virtual desktop permanency – even after a reboot

Useful shortcuts

keyboard shortcuts

  • Windows key + shift + arrow keys: move application to another screen
  • Windows key + A: open action center
  • Windows key + Ctrl + D: Create new virtual desktop
  • Windows key + Ctrl + F4: Close current virtual desktop
  • Windows key + Ctrl + Right/Left: Move to next/previous virtual desktop