Set up & manage multiple desktops with Virtual Desks

You can add desks to organize multiple windows and multi-task.

Create a desk

  1. On your Chromebook keyboard, press the Show windows key Overview.
  2. At the top right, select New desk.
  3. Drag a window to the new desk.

Important: When you sign out, windows in other desks will merge into a single desk.

Go to a different desk

  1. On your Chromebook keyboard, press the Show windows key Overview.
  2. At the top, select the desk you want to use.

Tip: On your keyboard, you can also press Search Search + [ or ] (left or right square bracket).

Move a window to another desk

  1. On your Chromebook keyboard, press the Show windows key Overview.

  2. At the top, select the desk with the windows you want to move. You may have to press the Show windows key Overview again.
  3. Drag and drop windows and apps to your preferred desk.

Remove a desk

  1. On your Chromebook keyboard, press the Show windows key Overview.
  2. On the desk you want to remove, at the top right, select Close Remove.
  3. All apps and windows from the deleted desk will go to the desk on the left. If one is not available, all apps and windows will go to the desk on the right.

Use virtual desk keyboard shortcuts

  • To create a new desk: Press Search Search + Shift + =
  • To move a window one desk left or right: Press Shift + Search Search + [ or ] (left or right square bracket)
  • To go to a different window: Hold Alt and press Tab until you get to your preferred window within a desk.
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