Task View (Win+Tab) is a virtual desktop manager that allows you to quickly switch between all of your open apps on multiple desktops. This makes multitasking and organizing your opened apps much easier.
You can add virtual desktops to group apps for productivity, entertainment, or whatever you choose. Multiple desktops are also great for keeping unrelated, ongoing projects organized, or for quickly switching desktops before a meeting.
This tutorial will show you how to add new virtual desktops for your account in Windows 11.
Icons on your desktop will show on all virtual desktops.
- Option One: Add New Virtual Desktop using Keyboard Shortcut
- Option Two: Add New Virtual Desktop from Task View button on Taskbar
- Option Three: Add New Virtual Desktop in Task View
EXAMPLE: Windows 11 Desktops
Add New Virtual Desktop using Keyboard Shortcut
1 Press the Ctrl + Win + D keys to add a new virtual desktop.
2 You will now be automatically switched to the new virtual desktop.
Add New Virtual Desktop from Task View button on Taskbar
1 Hover the pointer on the Task View button on the taskbar. (see screenshot below step 2)
2 Click/tap on New desktop. (see screenshot below)
Add New Virtual Desktop in Task View
1 Open Task View. (Win+Tab)
2 Click/tap on New desktop or press the Ctrl + Win + D keys. (see screenshot below)
3 You will now be automatically switched to the new virtual desktop, but you can select to switch to any virtual desktop. (see screenshot below)