Today’s a big day for Microsoft.will begin a for eligible devices. You can expect a , and, eventually, . These are just a few of the . But some of the new additions have productivity and multitasking top of mind — whether for work, personal or both.
This rollout includes virtual desktops, which let you organize different workspaces on one monitor. And Snap Layouts allows you to structure your screen for maximum multitasking. But the new update is stillthat we were hoping for, including easier account creation and a three-finger trackpad for drag and drop.
We’ll break down how to use the new features to make the most of your Windows 11 upgrade. Here’s what you need to know if you’reand how to . This story was recently updated.
Multiple virtual desktops
Having multiple desktops on Windows 11 eliminates the hassle of clicking through minimized windows and tabs. Instead, you can create. So if you wanted, you could make separate desktops for work, school and personal use, for example — and .
The feature is similar to the MacOS virtual desktop feature. If you scroll over Task View on the Taskbar or hit the Windows key plus Tab, you’ll see all of your existing desktops that you can toggle between, or you can create a new one.
Snap Layouts on Windows 11
Snap Layouts — a new feature in Windows 11 — lets you better organize apps and windows by grouping them together. It’s a bit like how you can group your apps on Android and iOS, or using.
Say you’re researching a trip, and have a group of apps or websites open all related to that search. With Snap Layouts, you you can keep all of that information nicely organized on your screen. To use it, you hover your mouse over a window’s maximize button, choose a layout that you like, and click on a zone in that layout to snap that window into place; selecting other windows individually places them into other zones in that layout. For example, you might want to group four open windows in a square pattern.
Then you can easily minimize or maximize the whole Snap Group from the taskbar, eliminating the need to search through and open multiple windows. And any Snap Groups you’ve made will stay in place if you dock or undock your computer.
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