Windows 10: Cannot open additional virtual desktops

Discus and support Cannot open additional virtual desktops in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; OS Windows 10 - I cannot enable a new virtual desktop. After opening windows, when I click on taskview, the existing file is is seen as a preview... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by yashpal2305, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Cannot open additional virtual desktops


    OS Windows 10 - I cannot enable a new virtual desktop. After opening windows, when I click on taskview, the existing file is is seen as a preview (small size) along with any other files opened earlier. But there is no dialogue like ‘add new desktop’ either at right hand bottom corner or any other place. I am forced to open all files in the same (1st and only) desktop. Any suggestion as to how to be able to add more desktops will be welcome.

    :)
     
    yashpal2305, Nov 17, 2018
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  2. How to open app on another virtual desktop?

    Hi Radim,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if virtual desktop or task view option is not enabled.



    I suggest you to follow the steps below to enable virtual desktop on the computer.

    The virtual desktops feature in Windows 10 is known as “Task View” and is located on the Taskbar. Clicking the “Task View” button brings up the Task View interface, where you can see your open windows on virtual desktops which you have added.

    To enable task view option on the taskbar.



    1. Right click on Taskbar.

    2. Click on Show task view button.

    3. Then it will be available on the task bar next to the Search bar.

    Please get back to us with an update on issue with using virtual desktop, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Nov 17, 2018
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  3. sirBait Win User
    Virtual desktops

    In the article you linked it says talks about 4 goals Microsoft has with virtual desktops:

    • Give you more desktop space to group related windows
    • Help you quickly locate and switch to any window or group of windows
    • Let you easily re-organize your groups and move windows as tasks evolve
    • Keep you in control of the degree of separation between your grouped windows
    Not being able to control what desktop the program opens on really doesn't fit in with these goals.

    Give me one good reason for why it is suppose force me to change virtual desktop when I open a program, just one good reason and I will consider to drop the issue. To me this sounds like virtual desktops isn't ready yet and you refuse to acknowledge that
    there are bugs, because this makes it very hard to work with multiply virtual desktops.
     
    sirBait, Nov 17, 2018
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  4. Cindy_602 Win User

    Cannot open additional virtual desktops

    Opening Apps on a multiple virtual desktops

    When I open an App, i.e. Excel, on one Virtual Desktop and then try and open an excel document from file explorer on a second virtual desktop the document opens up and switches views to the original virtual desktop making using virtual desktops frustrating
    and time consuming. Is there anyway to get Apps to ensure that apps open on the current desktop even when the App is already open on another desktop?
     
    Cindy_602, Nov 17, 2018
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