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How to move a window from one Desktop to another in Windows 10

Virtual Desktops is a new feature introduced in Windows 10. You can have several desktops and apps running only on that particular Desktop. Once in a while, you may want to move an opened app window from one desktop to another. Here is how you can do that easily.

To move a window from one Desktop to another in Windows 10, you need to do the following:

  1. First, open Task View. You can click the Task View button on the taskbar:
    task view button windows 10
    Alternatively, you press Win + Tab shortcut keys. Task View will be opened on the screen:
    task view opened windows 10
  2. It will show you windows opened on the active Desktop in Alt+Tab style dialog. Right click the window thumbnail and pick Move -> Desktop X from the context menu as shown below:
    move windows between desktops windows 10
    You can use this context menu to close opened apps as well.

If the window of some app opened on another desktop instead of the one where you want it, you can do the following to move it:

  1. Hover over the desired Desktop with the mouse. Its windows will become visible:
    hover inactive desktop Windows 10
  2. Right click the desired window from the inactive Desktop and move it using the context menu:
    right click inactive desktop window windows 10

You are done. With Task View, it is really easy to move app windows between Desktops in Windows 10.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “How to move a window from one Desktop to another in Windows 10”

  1. There is a tool which adds the “Move To” to the titlebar, usefull for quicker moves.
    https://github.com/Eun/MoveToDesktop

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