Windows 10: Virtual Desktop cannot open same application on different desktops

Discus and support Virtual Desktop cannot open same application on different desktops in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; The virtual desktop feature in Windows 10 doesn't distinguish between the same application running on different desktops. For example: I open three... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Orthoducks, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Virtual Desktop cannot open same application on different desktops


    The virtual desktop feature in Windows 10 doesn't distinguish between the same application running on different desktops. For example: I open three files in Notepad++ on desktop 1. Later I open a file in Notepad++ to desktop 2. Instead of opening the file in a new instance of Notepad++, it moves the existing one from Desktop 1 to Desktop 2. Now two groups of files are open in the same window -- the precise thing that the virtual desktop feature is meant to avoid.

    I sometimes need the two desktops to perform the same operation on slightly different sets of data. Usually the files have long names which differ only at the end; this is intentional, to make them sort together in an alphabetic order display. With all of the files confined to a single window, it can be almost impossible to figure out which is which.

    Is there a way around this limitation that I haven't figured out?

    :)
     
    Orthoducks, Nov 29, 2020
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  2. Moving a running application to a different virtual desktop

    To change a application from one Virtual Desktop to another you need to:

    • Press Windows Key+Tab key on the desktop in which is running the application you want to move.
    • Drag the application to the desktop you want to transfer. To transfer you need to put the app on the desktop that are showen below.
    And the application is moved.
     
    Fardin Arafat, Nov 29, 2020
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  3. Moving a running application to a different virtual desktop

    Hello John,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We understand that your issue is related to moving a running application to a different virtual window in Windows 10.

    The below steps illustrate to move a running application from Desktop 1 to Desktop 2.
    1. Be on Desktop 1 and press "Windows" + "Tab". You will see all the application which are running on Desktop 1.

    2. Select the application which you want to move, and drag it to Desktop 2. Your running application will be moved to Desktop 2.

    Also refer the following article for reference:

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...in-windows-10-the-power-of-windowsmultiplied/

    If you have any further query in future, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Amit(Kumar), Nov 29, 2020
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  4. Virtual Desktop cannot open same application on different desktops

    Different taskbar for different virtual desktops.

    I have a issue with virtual desktops in Windows 10. When I use virtual desktops, there is a single taskbar that is shared between all of them, for eg : say I have Task Manager open on "virtual desktop 1" and Windows explorer on "virtual desktop 2" and I
    am currently on "virtual desktop 1", then in taskbar I see both Explorer and Manager open whereas on "virtual desktop 1" I can only use Task Manager.

    The problem with this is that when I have multiple programs and many different Chrome windows open on different virtual desktops, the taskbar gets cluttered and almost defeats the purpose of multiple desktops.

    So what I want is different "local" taskbar for each virtual desktop - like if I have Task Manager on virtual desktop 1, then I should only be able to see that in my taskbar when I am using that desktop. Is this possible ?

    Sorry for my bad English Virtual Desktop cannot open same application on different desktops :)).
     
    Please Help Me :)), Nov 29, 2020
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