If you often use virtual desktops in Windows 10 to manage your workspace, you will find that keeping track of windows between them can sometimes be a hassle. Fortunately, Windows makes it easy to move windows between virtual desktops. Here’s how to do it.
How to drag and drop windows between virtual desktops
Using the mouse or touchscreen, you can easily drag windows between virtual desktops using the Task View screen. To open Task View, click the Task View button on the Taskbar or press Windows + Tab .
(If you don’t see the Task View button on the taskbar, right-click the taskbar and choose Show Task View button ).
Using the virtual desktop thumbnail line at the top of the Task View screen, click on the desktop containing the window you want to move.
Once clicked, the virtual desktop you selected will appear. Reactivate Task View, then drag the window thumbnail you want to move onto the virtual desktop thumbnail you want to move to.
As you move it over the target screen, the thumbnail decreases in size.
When the window thumbnail is above the target thumbnail of the virtual desktop, release the mouse button and the window will be moved to that desktop.
Then you are free to switch to any virtual desktop you like by clicking on that screen or just pressing Escape to close Task View.
How to move windows between virtual desktops by right clicking
You can also move windows between virtual desktops using the pop-up menu that appears in Task View. First, open Task View and focus on the desktop containing the window you want to move. In Task View, right-click on the window thumbnail and choose Move To , then choose the destination desktop from the list.
Then a window will appear on the virtual desktop of your choice. You can also make the window appear on all virtual desktops at the same time if you right-click its thumbnail in Task View and choose Show this window on all desktops . Very handy!
Unfortunately, Windows 10 doesn’t include a keyboard shortcut for moving windows between virtual desktops.
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