If you frequently use virtual desktops in Windows 10 to manage your workspaces, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of windows between them. Fortunately, Windows makes it easy to move windows between virtual desktops. Here’s how.
How to drag and drop Windows between virtual desktops
With the mouse or touch screen, 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 do not see a “Task View”; button on the taskbar, right-click on the taskbar and select “Show Task View Button.”)
Use the line of virtual desktop thumbnails at the top of the Task View screen and click the desktop that contains the window you want to move.
After clicking, the virtual desktop you selected will appear. Activate “Task View” again, then drag the thumbnail of the window you want to move to the thumbnail of the virtual desktop you want to move it to.
When you move it over the target computer table, the thumbnail will decrease in size.
When the window thumbnail is over the virtual desktop thumbnail thumbnail, release the mouse button and the window will be moved to the desktop.
Then you can switch to any virtual desktop you want by clicking on it or simply 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 a pop-up menu displayed in Task View. First open “Task View” and focus on the desktop that contains the window you want to move. In the task view, right-click on the window thumbnail and select “Move to” and then select the destination desktop from the list.
The window will then appear on the virtual desktop you selected. You can also make the window appear on all virtual desktops at once, by right-clicking on its thumbnail in Activity View and selecting “Show this window on all desktops.” Very handy!
Unfortunately, Windows 10 does not include a keyboard shortcut to move windows between virtual desktops.