Windows 10: Multiple desktops: keep new windows on their native desktops?

Discus and support Multiple desktops: keep new windows on their native desktops? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This problem has been present in Windows native multi-desktop implementation since day one. When one application spawns another application, the new... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by AndreyT, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. AndreyT Win User

    Multiple desktops: keep new windows on their native desktops?


    This problem has been present in Windows native multi-desktop implementation since day one. When one application spawns another application, the new window for the new application pops up on the current desktop instead of appearing on the original spawning desktop. For example, when Visual Studio on desktop 1 finishes compilation and launches a console program, the new console window pops up on the current desktop 2, instead of staying on desktop 1.

    I was hoping that eventually Windows developers will find a solution for this problem, but alas it is still there and because of it Windows built-in multi-desktop functionality remains a beta-level demo, not something actually usable.

    So, is there some inherent problem with Windows architecture that prevents it from better isolating the desktops from one another? Or maybe there is there a tweak or workaround they would fix this annoying behavior? A third-party solution maybe?

    :)
     
    AndreyT, Mar 27, 2021
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  2. Mala_S Win User

    virtual desktop as multiple monitor

    Hello Dan,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Virtual desktops lets you create multiple, separate desktops that each can display different open windows and apps. Multiple desktops are great for quickly switching desktops. The idea of having multiple virtual desktops is being able to order programs
    according to a set of tasks.

    PC can’t have different virtual desktop on each monitor. However, we can
    configure the taskbar for multiple displays to send windows from one monitor to another. We can customize Windows to have a taskbar shown on only one display, and a different taskbar on the other display. To do that, follow the below mentioned
    steps.

    • Right click on the taskbar and select
      Taskbar Settings
      .
    • Scroll down to Multiple displays section and choose
      Taskbar where window is open under Show taskbar buttons on option.

    By choosing that particular option in Settings, you can set its independent taskbar in addition to your primary display. Only the open windows are shown on the taskbar in that particular display.

    As a workaround, we can create a new profile to switch your main display to another. By doing that, you can switch between profiles which will be having different displays in it.
    To do that, follow the below mentioned steps.

    • Right click anywhere on the desktop and select Graphics properties > Select
      Display > make changes to change your main displays > click on
      Save profile
      > assign a name to it.
    • You can create multiple profiles to make different monitors as main displays each time.
    • To apply the profile, right click anywhere on the
      desktop and select Graphics Options > Profiles > in there you can select the new account which you have created to switch the display.

    Hope it helps.

    Mala S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Mala_S, Mar 27, 2021
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  3. Shorty_37 Win User
    Multiple Desktops

    My computer is a Toshiba, model PSCFWC-00S-002. I'm am referring to task view where you click on it and at the very bottom it says desktop (1, 2 ... ) if you have multiple desktops. I received an email about windows 10 suggesting that I could make a
    second desktop by clicking new desktop at the bottom. I click on new desktop and a carbon copy of the first desktop appears. If I delete something in desktop 2 it will delete it in desktop one. If I add an app in desktop 2 it will add it to desktop one.
    The same happens in reverse (adding and deleting from desktop 1). I do not get any error messages. Thank you for your help.
     
    Shorty_37, Mar 27, 2021
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  4. Multiple desktops: keep new windows on their native desktops?

    Multiple Desktops

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We would be glad to help you with the issue you are facing today. I understand the difficulty with the problem.

    I would require some more information to assist you better.

    • What is the make & model of the computer?
    • When you say multiple desktop are you referring to task view?
    • When you try to put different apps on different desktops what happens next?
    • Do you get any error message?


    Windows 10 would have the multiple desktops option. Besides having independent backgrounds and icons, each desktop should have independent windows of the same program running.

    The information is not sufficient to answer your question. Reply us with more information by answering the above questions

    Thank you.
     
    Mohammed AliAli, Mar 27, 2021
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