Task View or Virtual Desktop in Windows 10: New feature

Windows 10 is coming up with a lot of features; some of which are certainly incredible. One of these features is Virtual Desktop. The Virtual Desktop in Windows 10 will exhibit some of the most loved features which are often expected from a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Here’s a write-up that will show you Virtual Desktop in Windows 10 at a glance.

Virtual Desktop in Windows 10

Virtual Desktop in Windows 10

Microsoft had offered the Virtual Desktop Manager as part of the Windows XP PowerToys, and a little while later released the SysInternals Desktops add-on which enabled similar functionality. Not only Microsoft, but many other operating systems and third-party utilities have created their won virtual desktops. Looking at the statistics of popularity of virtual desktops, Microsoft decided to to build a native virtual desktop experience directly into Windows 10. And thus, Virtual desktop in Windows 10 emerged.

Virtual desktop has its own advantages – the most important being the ability to use a desktop that extends beyond the space limitations of a physical display. Most people love it for this reason only. They like the freedom of having a display with infinite space to maneuver. Those in the designing and creative fields love this kind of liberty. Besides this, a virtual desktop offers a powerful and quick way to organize and access groups of windows; something that everyone craves for. And, this is exactly what we will see in the Virtual Desktop in Windows 10.

Virtual Desktop in Windows 10

Microsoft informed that before their team started to build the virtual desktop in Windows 10, they conducted a survey to understand people’s need for a virtual desktop. They classified people into two categories; namely the ‘filers’ and the ‘pilers’. The ‘filers’ are those who like to separate things into subsets; whether they are working on emails or directory structures. On the other hand, the ‘pilers’ are those who prefer to tackle tasks in a single group. The same logic is applied when building the virtual desktop in Windows 10.

Features of Windows 10 Virtual Desktop

The virtual desktop in Windows 10 is aimed to offer following features to its users:

  • Give more desktop space to group related windows
  • Help to locate quickly and switch to any window or group of windows
  • Let re-organize the groups easily and move windows as tasks evolve
  • Keep you in control of the degree of separation between your grouped windows.

Virtual Desktop in Windows 10

The virtual desktop for Windows 10 looks quite interesting and many are awaiting it eagerly.

This post shows how to use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10.

Want more? Read Windows 10 Tips and Tricks.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Bert Bouwhuis

    Your reference to VDI may confuse many readers regarding the terminology. VDI is “Desktop Virtualization”, while the Windows 10 feature is a “Virtual Desktop” (see e.g. both terms on Wikipedia). The two concepts are almost 100% different!

  2. Adam

    I really like the new features such as Snap Assist, Virtual desktops, and search button on the taskbar. But I am very accustomed to the Windows 7 and do not want to change it. I am a long searched for a software which will allow me to enjoy these functions and finally found Actual Window Manager 8.3 , it’s amaizing!

    In addition to these functions, I received a lot of useful tools for everyday work!

    If you do not want to wait for the new Windous 10 or simply do not want to change your usual system, I recommend you to install this software!

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