Windows 10 Task View gets significant update in newer build

New Task View UI in Windows 10

We’ve seen the Task View feature in preview versions of Windows 10 and even though it’s a useful functionality to have, it was a little limited and the experience wasn’t quite right.

On a new video published from WinBeta shows that Microsoft is tweaking Task View with a new user interface and new functionality that makes it easier to manage and move between virtual desktops.

Now invoking Task View shows a refined UI with the button to create a new desktop on the right side of the screen, and each new desktop you create will appear with a name (e.g., Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc.).

In this newer build of Windows 10 each desktop is actually treated as a separate desktop as you won’t see any running app in the taskbar bar like you did before. Though, it’s unclear if you will be able to run different instances of apps on each desktop.

In the updated version of Task View, Microsoft is also adding an easier way to move apps between desktops. Now you can simply go to Task View and drag & drop an app to a new desktop, something that required more work in build 9926.

The behavior on this new feature can be configured going to Settings / System / Multitasking and changing the “Additional desktops” options.

While this isn’t a major update for the upcoming version of the operating system, it’s nice to see Microsoft making changes to make users more productive.

Source WinBeta

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