Windows 10 Technical Preview: Win+Tab and Virtual Desktops

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Win+Tab key combination was introduced in Windows Vista and appears to have been removed in Windows 8, but is back in Windows 10.

The initial display is very like Alt+Tab which allows task switching, but also has an Add a desktop option:

Win+Tab

The Add a desktop option allows for the creation of a virtual desktop. This is the first version of windows which allows multiple desktops to be created, although this functionality has existed in add-ons since at least Windows 95.

The screenshot below shows the second desktop with only IE open; the one above shows the first with several applications open:

Add a desktop

Whilst Alt+Tab task switching shows all open windows from all desktops, Win+Tab shows the tabs open on the current desktop while also allowing switching between desktops using the second set of preview tiles at the bottom of the screen:

Win+Tab

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