BACKGROUND: I've been playing with the Windows 10 Multi-Desktop feature (Windows Button + Tab, then bottom right corner). I like the idea of it, however I dislike that I see in the taskbar for a given desktop, programs open in other desktop instances. E.g. in desktop
n I have IntelliJ IDEA open, and in desktop
n + 1 I have Notepad open. When I'm working on desktop
n and I look at the taskbar, I can see Notepad, even though it is not open in desktop
n. I would prefer that my current desktop instance that I am working with (desktop
n) is isolated from other instances (
n + 1 for example) so that I do not see programs open in those instances on my taskbar. Visual examples below.
In the above image, you can see the taskbar shows Google Chrome, IntelliJ IDEA, and Paint.net from left to right. Of these 3, only Chrome and Paint.net are open in this desktop instance I'm currently on. IntelliJ IDEA is open in another desktop instance, yet appears on the current desktop's taskbar (annoying to me).
I would greatly prefer it if in the first picture, I did not see IntelliJ IDEA in the taskbar at all.
QUESTION: Is there a way to prevent programs open in other desktops from appearing in the taskbar of the desktop I'm currently working on?