ChromeOS has evolved to the point where Chromebooks have become far more than just an operating system to host a web browser. With recent iterations of ChromeOS, the platform has become just as usable, flexible, and productive as other operating systems. You can even install Linux apps and Android apps to take advantage of several features found in other OSes.
One such feature is the virtual desktop.
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With that said, how do you create and use these virtual desktops? Let me show you. I’ll be demonstrating on ChromeOS 105.0.5195.5 (from the Dev channel).
How to create a new virtual desktop
1. Access your virtual desktops
There are several ways to access your virtual desktops, but I will show you two. The first is by tapping the overview button on your keyboard (which looks like a square with two vertical lines to the right – something like ||. The second method is via a three-finger swipe up on the trackpad of your device.
When you open the overview, it will display all of your currently open apps as well as the virtual desktops you’ve created (Figure 1).
2. Create a new virtual desktop
Click + New Desk to create a new virtual desktop. You will immediately be asked to name the new Desk (Figure 2).
Once you’ve renamed the new Desk, click it, and you’ll find yourself on that virtual desktop, where you can either open a new application or Chrome window or even move a currently open window to that Desk.
3. Using a keyboard shortcut
There’s an even faster way of creating a new virtual desktop. If you type the [Shift]+[Search]+[=] key combination, a new Desk will be created with the name Desk X (where X is the new number of Virtual Desks you have). You can then rename the new Desk by clicking the current name and typing a new one.
4. Move a window to another virtual desktop
To move a window to a different virtual desktop, go to the Desk housing that window, click on the app/window in question, and drag it to the target Desk.
And that’s how you get started using virtual desktops in ChromeOS. This feature will help make you more productive by keeping your Chromebook desktop better organized. Use those Desks wisely, and they will serve you well.
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