How to Use Multiple Desktops in Windows 11

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The article provides instructions on how to add and use multiple virtual desktops in Windows 11 through either keyboard shortcuts or the Task View feature. Virtual desktops allow for efficient organization of ongoing projects and swift desktop-switching for meetings, reducing clutter and enhancing navigation. Virtual desktops remain available across sessions unless manually closed and can…

This article explains how to add and use multiple virtual desktops in Windows 11.

The Task View feature in Windows is a multiple desktop manager that lets you quickly switch between all your open apps on multiple desktops.

Multiple desktops are great for keeping unrelated, ongoing projects organized or quickly switching desktops before a meeting. This will help reduce clutter and make your desktop easier to navigate.

Adding a virtual desktop will remain available even when you log out, restart, or shut down your computer until you close them.

With each desktop you add, you can also choose a different background. All your backgrounds will be the same if you use a solid color or a slideshow.

Add multiple virtual desktops

As mentioned above, Multiple desktops are great for keeping unrelated, ongoing projects organized or quickly switching desktops before a meeting.

Here’s how to add new multiple desktops in Windows 11.

Add new multiple desktops using keyboard shortcuts

The quickest way to add new multiple desktops is to use a keyboard shortcut. To do that, press the CTRL + Windows key + D keys.

This will add a new virtual desktop via the Task View icon on the Taskbar.

You can rename the virtual desktop to what you want, and it will be available until you close it.

Add a new virtual desktop using Task View

Another way to add multiple desktops is to use the Task View feature. To do that, hover your mouse over the Task View icon, then using the desktop preview, select New desktop button to add a desktop.

add multiple desktops via task view

Alternatively, click Task View icon on the Taskbar to open it. Then, click the New desktop tile using the desktop preview display to add a new desktop.

multiple desktops using task view.

Below is an example of multiple virtual desktops with the same backgrounds.

That should do it!

Reference:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/multiple-desktops-in-windows-36f52e38-5b4a-557b-2ff9-e1a60c976434#WindowsVersion=Windows_11

Conclusion:

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