Set up & manage multiple desktops with Virtual Desks

To help you organize multiple windows and multi-task, Pixel Slate supports the ability to create and manage virtual desktops.

Each virtual desk is its own environment, with its own arrangement of apps and windows, and can be organized to focus on a particular task. This can make switching between different tasks or projects as simple as switching desks.

Create a desk

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

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

Move a window to another desk

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

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

Remove a desk

  1. On your keyboard, press the Show windows key .
  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 + Shift + =
  • To move a window one desk left or right: Press Shift + 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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