Is there any solution on how I could rearrange my virtual desktops in the task-view (WIN+TAB)?

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    Could 7+ Taskbar Tweaker help perhaps? Or if not, something similar? That app allows to rearrange taskbar preview windows, something that is non-rearrangeable by default. – Wizek Jun 2 '16 at 10:40
  • this is the most needed new feature for windows, if they haven't done it yet - I doubt they ever will. Probably they decided it is too confusing for their non-power users – Mikey Mar 12 '18 at 4:01

This is not possible in the current version of Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update, 1709) or earlier versions.

Updated: October 23, 2017

  • Your howtogeek.com link seems to indicate that it can and includes a solution. – fixer1234 Nov 24 '15 at 16:06
  • @DaveM "please prove a negative" – xaxxon Dec 14 '16 at 6:39
  • Does the latest update have this feature? – user2233706 Oct 21 '17 at 14:00
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    How I hate micro.... Desktops can not **be rearranged, windows placement is **not saved (place windows to each virtual desktops after restart again and again), windows sizes are not saved, desktops are not cycled (press 10 time and reach last one) and of course navigation supports only -> and <- no up, down or corners. More key strokes, more waste of time. :( – Cherry Dec 18 '17 at 5:50
  • Will next Windows update (1803 or Redstone 4) have this feature? – user2233706 Feb 4 '18 at 0:54

This is not yet possible on Windows 10, but the best way to encourage the feature change would be to vote for it on Microsoft's Feedback Hub:

https://aka.ms/Kpdo3c (link should open the Feedback Hub)

(at the time of this posting, 2018-02-22, it had 1,188 upvotes)

There are also a few related virtual desktop enhancement requests in there as well. It never hurts to voice what's important to you for a feature.

Update: As of the 2018 April Update ("Spring Creators", and introduction of timeline) there is still no way to rearrange the virtual desktops.

Update: 2018-07-31, still a no-go, but Feedback Hub now has 1,517 Upvotes for this feature.

  • How hard would it be from them... ridiculous. – wintercounter Jun 4 '18 at 14:43
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    Still not possible. – Marco Florian Jul 9 '18 at 15:20

A workaround :

Say you have 6 desktops and you want to switch 2 and 4.

What do you do ?

  1. You create a 7th desktop, put the content of the 4th into the 7th by moving all windows from the 4th into the 7th, one by one, manually, by hand.
  2. Now you move the content of the 2nd into the 4th
  3. Finally you move the content of the 7th into the 2nd.

Enjoy !

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    :facepalm: 🤦‍♂️ – CenterOrbit Aug 1 '18 at 4:09
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    Are you kidding my friend!!! – Munim Munna Aug 30 '18 at 20:20
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    Thanks for the workaround, but I wouldnt end it with > Enjoy :) – Korayem Sep 13 '18 at 12:35
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    A simple 'swap' implemented with a O(3*n) algorithm. Nice ;) – johan d. Oct 9 '18 at 18:58
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    @johand. that was actually a really funny comment :) nice ! :) – user1198559 Oct 16 '18 at 21:06

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