Use Windows 10 Virtual Desktops for Presentations and Coding Demos

Windows 10 offers a slew of new features, one of which is Virtual Desktops. To get started, try the following:

  • WinKey + CTRL + D – Creates a new Virtual Desktop
  • WinKey + CTRL + Left or Right arrows – Moves between Virtual Desktops

Many of us do a fair amount of demoing on stage where moving between Visual Studio and PowerPoint (usually full screened) is necessary. For this scenario ALT+Tab isn’t always the best option. However, virtual desktops seems to be great for this scenario. Try it out:

  1. Open Visual Studio
  2. Then, press WinKey + CTRL + D to create a new virtual desktop.
  3. Open PowerPoint on this new virtual desktop and start the slide show in full screen.
  4. Now toggle between your code and the presentation using WinKey + CTRL + Left and Right arrow.
Windows 10 Virtual Desktops for Presentations and Coding Demos

Use Windows 10 Virtual Desktops for Presentations and Coding Demos

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