How to change order of virtual desktops on Windows 10

You can now rearrange your virtual desktops any way you like, and in this guide, you will learn the steps to complete this task.

Windows 10 virtual desktops reorder
Windows 10 virtual desktops reorder

On Windows 10, “virtual desktops” is a nifty feature that allows you to organize and group your tasks on different desktops, like if you had a separate device for each of your daily tasks.

In previous releases of the operating system, we have seen many improvements, including the ability to rename the desktops, and now, since build 21337, Windows 10 is adding the ability to rearrange virtual desktops in any order you like to prioritize your work.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to change the order of the virtual desktops on Windows 10.

Reorder virtual desktops on Windows 10

To reorder virtual desktops in the order you want, follow these steps:

  1. Open Task View on Windows 10.

    Quick tip: You can click the Task View button in the taskbar or use the Windows key + Tab keyboard shortcut.
  2. Click the New desktop button to create a new virtual desktop.

  3. Click, drag, and drop the desktop to the position you want.

    Reorder virtual desktops
    Reorder virtual desktops
  4. (Optional) Right-click the desktop and select the new order position with the Move left or Move right options.

    Change left or right options
    Change left or right options

Once you complete the steps, the virtual desktops will align in the order you want.

If you do not see the option, it is because you are not using the version of Windows 10 that supports this. The ability to reorder virtual desktops is available since build 21337 in the Dev Channel.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].