Windows 10: Remove Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

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  1. jh0245 Win User

    Remove Virtual Desktops in Windows 10


    How to: Remove Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

    How to Remove Virtual Desktops in Windows 10


    Task View is a virtual desktop manager in Windows 10 that allows you quickly switch between all of your open apps on multiple virtual desktops. Create custom additional desktops to group apps for productivity, entertainment, or whatever you choose. This makes multitasking and organizing your opened apps much easier.

    Virtual Desktops exist to help you visually and cognitively separate different tasks on your PC. They can also be handy when doing presentations enabling you to prepare demos on different desktops.

    This tutorial will show you how to close and remove (delete) virtual desktops for your account in Windows 10.

    *note If the virtual desktop you remove is on the far left, then all open apps on that desktop will automatically move to the desktop just to the right of it.

    If the virtual desktop you remove is to the right of another desktop, then all open apps on the right desktop will automatically move to the desktop just to the left of it.



    CONTENTS:

    EXAMPLE: Virtual desktops in Windows 10

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    OPTION ONE [/i] Remove Virtual Desktop using Keyboard Shortcut
    1. Press the Ctrl+Win+F4 keys to close and remove the virtual desktop you are currently using.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Remove Virtual Desktop in Task View
    1. Open Task View (Win+Tab).

    2. Click tap on the red Close (X) button of the virtual desktop you want to close and remove. (see screenshot below)

    3. You can now click/tap on the virtual desktop you want to switch to.


    Remove Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    jh0245, Jul 14, 2018
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  2. Virtual Desktops Windows 10?

    Hi Lucas,

    Modifying the settings of a virtual desktop requires complex steps. Because of this, we might need to refer you to our Microsoft TechNet forums for further assistance. For us to direct you to the correct forum category, we would need the answers to the following:

    • Are you using a Windows Server?
    • Is your device connected to a domain network?
    • What virtual desktop are you using?

    If you are using Hyper-V, you can use this article published
    by Andre Da Costa as your reference on how to use Windows 10's built in Hyper-V for creating Virtual Machines.

    We are looking forward to your response.
     
    Darleen Pen, Oct 27, 2019
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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, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Remove Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

    How to uncouple two virtual desktops

    Hello,

    Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community.

    As per the issue description you are facing issue with virtual desktops then I would suggest you to refer the article mentioned below and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

    Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 – The Power of Windows…Multiplied

    If issue persists try to create new user profile as an administrator and see if issue persists in new user profile. For creating new user profile you may refer to the steps provided in the article mentioned below.


    • Press Windows key + R

    • Type control userpasswords2 and click OK

    • Click on add under users tab

    • Click the option, "Sign-in without a Microsoft account

    • Click on Local account

    • Choose a name for the account

    • Add password if you want to

    • Apply and click OK.
    For more clarification you may refer to the article mentioned below.



    Create a local user account in Windows 10

    To know more about Windows 10 I would suggest you to refer the article
    Get Started with Windows 10. Hope this link will provide you more information
    about Windows 10.

    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.

    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Srimadhwa B, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. C Gilley Win User
    Remove Microsoft virtual desktop...

    I despise (nothing personal) Microsoft's version of a virtual desktop manager, and I want it to go away. Don't even get me started with Windows 10 short cut key changes... in a prior post, this was said, "As of today,
    there is no way to disable Virtual desktop. " This was 6+ months ago, and I'm hoping that the situation has changed. Can it be removed?

    cg
     
    C Gilley, Oct 27, 2019
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