In the current Windows 10 tech preview, you can finally add new "virtual" desktops and quickly jump between them.

But is it possible to move an open window (for example a browser) from one desktop to another and if so, how?


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Open Task View, either by clicking on the icon in your task bar or by pressing Win + Tab, then right click on the application/window you would like to move to another virtual desktop and make your selection from the Move to context menu.

Move to in Windows 10 Technical Preview Task View

Note that you will only see the applications open on the current desktop in task view, so either open Task View from the virtual desktop it is running on, or you can change the "focus" to a different virtual desktop by mousing over it's picture (but not clicking it) at the bottom of the screen.

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    No problem @Thomas, I'd recommend keeping an eye on Windows 10 patch notes, as a lot of people have requested the ability to drag windows to different desktops and/or adding the move option to right click menus other than in Task View and that may well happen at some stage.
    – Windos
    Oct 21, 2014 at 0:46
  • yeah, I gotta imagine there are more intuitive ways, not that its bad how it's done now. Would be great if the same context menu would be accessible on a regular window, not just in the Task View.
    – Thomas
    Oct 21, 2014 at 11:13
  • Also it needs hotkeys. Ability to move to desktop by number or even with arrows to the right or the left Jul 30, 2015 at 22:06
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    You can now click and drag them to other desktops... would also prefer a keyboard shortcut though too.
    – Windos
    Jul 30, 2015 at 23:01
  • its picture, please?
    – Federico
    Jun 1, 2017 at 13:10

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