In this post we will show you how to switch desktop windows 11 in a simple and easy way. If you are interested to know more, continue reading.
On many occasions we work with more than one app and working with them on a single screen can be very messy. It is often difficult to find the application that we need at that moment, or by mistake we select the one that we did not want to enter at that moment. That is why changing the desktop dedicated to only one application is very useful on these occasions when we want to work in on a cleaner way.
How to change desktop Windows 11
- What are Windows 11 desktops
- How to change the desktop on the computer in Windows 11
- How can we create new desktops on the Windows 11 computer
- How can we close desktops that we have open on our Windows 11 computer
- How can we change the name of the desktops on our Windows 11 computer
- How can we move applications to other desktops on our Windows 11 computer
What are Windows 11 desktops
These virtual desktops are not new to Windows 11 since these have already been in the previous operating system of Windows 10.
Windows desktops is a solution for users who want to work in one easiest way on computer without having the need for a dual monitor. The desktop is the place where we find open applications. The desktop allows us to have many open apps at the same time in full screen, in addition to having quick access to them without having to search between applications or minimizing or maximizing the windows. The desktop is what you see nothing more start the computer with a wallpaper. This background is the same for everyone but each one can be customized so that their background is different.
On the desks of Windows we can rename that comes by default to be able to identify them later in a faster way. Also, as said before, change the wallpaper to further visually identify desktops. One of the advantages we have when working with Windows and their desks, is that these have memory. This means that every time we turn on our computer and open the applications that we normally use. These are located on the desktop that we previously used for them. Moreover, in case we have two monitors, the desktops will be placed when we start the computer on the monitor that we were using for that application.
How to change the desktop on the computer in Windows 11
To change the desktop on a Windows computer, we have two ways we can do it. Both are a simple and fast so pay attention to each step.
How to switch desktops on the computer with keyboard shortcuts
One of the easiest ways to switch desktops from Windows, it is through the keyboard shortcuts. This shortcut is pressing the keys simultaneously “Windows + Ctrl + Right Arrow”. This shortcut is to change the desktop that we have on the right side.
To move to the desktop that we have on the left is with the keyboard shortcut “Windows + Ctrl + Left Arrow”.
How to change the desktop on our computer through the taskbar
The other way to change the desktop on our computer is through the taskbar. In it we find different icons with different actions, but one of them allows us to change the desktop quickly. The icon in question is in the part right next to the magnifying glass. If we left click with our mouse a pop-up window will open showing us the desks that we have open. To go to these, we will only have to click on this to lead us to it.
How can we create new desktops on the Windows 11 computer
We can create new desktops on our computer in a very simple and fast. To do this we will open the menu of the desktops that we find inside the taskbar the icon that we find next to the magnifying glass. Once we are inside we will see the different desktops that we have and in the right part of our window we will see a blank rectangle with a symbol of “+”. This one is for add a new desktop. We will only have to place the cursor on top of it, and then left click with our mouse.
How can we close desktops that we have open on our Windows 11 computer
Once we get tired of desktops and know we’re not going to use it anymore, we can shut it down in a way simple and fast. To eliminate the desktop, we will only have to go to the icon that shows us the menu with all the desktops. Then we will place the cursor on the desktop that we want to close at that time. Yes we waitwe will see that on the selected desktop an X is displayed in the upper right corner. To close it we will only have to left click with our mouse on the X that appears on the screen.
How can we change the name of the desktops on our Windows 11 computer
When creating a new desktop on our computer, windows 11 form default kills them. If we don’t like having them ordered by numbers, we can rename it to the desk for one that we like better. Thus, we can identify them in a simpler way. In order to change the name of the desktops on our Windows computer, we will only have to go to the menu where all the desktops are. Pressing the icon next to the magnifying glass, on the taskbar. Once inside we go to the desktop name that we want to change and click on it. Now the name of the desktop that we have selected will be displayed on the screen, so that when we write it, it is automatically deleted.
How can we move applications to other desktops on our Windows 11 computer
Surely if you have gotten into the world of desktops, in each of them you will have certain applications that you use the most. But if you have decided to switch these to another desktop, you can do it in a way fast and very simple. To do this, we access the icon that we have next to the magnifying glass, on the taskbar. Next, we will go to the desktop where is the application what we want to move Once inside, we place the mouse on that application and drag it to the desktop where we want it to be displayed.
These are all the ways that you have to change the desktop to Windows 11. Apart from that, we have taught you some more tricks that you should know before you get into the wonderful world of virtual desktops.