I want to switch my windows 10 virtual desktops by dragging with my mouse on the edge, similiar to what you see here: https://youtu.be/w9-xDAnfYlI?t=95 (note: the desktop switch there has nothing to do with windows 10 virtual desktops, so this example is limited to show the dragging gesture i mean).

How can i do this?

  • Do you have a touchpad?
    – harrymc
    Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 20:38
  • @harrymc No, I'm using a Logitech mouse. Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 21:05

2 Answers 2


I now have a solution. I use strokeit which recognized a mouse gesture (even better) and can generate key strokes (ctrl+win+left/right for virtual desktop switching).


  • Thank you. (For future visitors: Notice that its mouse gestures have to be done using the "right click button" of the mouse, and not with the left one.)
    – aderchox
    Commented Jan 15, 2023 at 20:18

This is also an option, but it wouldn't be dragging, it would be clicking on shortcuts

Creating Windows Explorer shortcuts that switch desktops, and adding them to the Taskbar

The instructions seem a bit long, but they also include some customization. In summary to get it working is pretty simple:

  1. Download the executable for DesktopSwitcher (or VDesk like they mention in the article)
  2. Create shortcuts to the executable, passing the desktop index number as a parameter for each shortcut. Place them all into a folder
  3. Create a Taskbar Toolbar using the shortcuts folder (right click the Taskbar > select Toolbars > New Toolbar > select the folder)

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