Being working in Windows 11 means that we often have many windows open at the same time, having to go from one application to another continuously or modifying the position where we have each element so that they do not bother us so much.
These actions are complicated and time consuming especially when the apps or windows we use are messy and jumbled.
That’s where the multitasking tools to try to improve this behavior.
These help us to complete more tasks simultaneously and optimize work time on the computer. That is to say, they are going to help us to work more efficiently and to be able to switch between them without problems.
How to improve multitasking in Windows 11:
Windows 11 Snap Layouts
Thanks to Windows 11 Snap Layouts, we’ll be able to resize more than two apps to fit your desktop screen and view them at the same time.
All we have to do is place mouse cursor about him maximize icon in the upper right corner of an application window.
At that moment we must choose the design that we prefer from among all those that are presented to us. What we will achieve is to change the size of any window selected to fit in the available spacesomething that will make us take better advantage of the screen.
To customize these designs we must go to Settings > System > Multitasking. From this menu, we can adjust the instant designs to change the size of the windows that are used to automatically gain available space.
Snapshot groups help us manage snapshot layouts more efficiently.
This means that to access the function snapshot group we must create snapshot layouts from open application windows.
When you hover over any of the apps on the taskbar, you can see a preview of each snapshot group.
With this we can easily access each group and pick up where we left off without having to recreate the layout.
When we use a second screen we will can increase screen spacesomething that will allow us to handle ourselves much better in everything related to visualization and the ability to manage different types of windows.
To connect an external display, we need to plug in the relevant cables and then go to Settings > System > Display. If everything works without problems we will not do anything, but the best thing is to click on Detect.
We can select a screen in the configuration Multiple screen and choose a display option in the menu dropdown that appears. Alternatively, we can use the shortcut Win+P to open a message that will allow us to choose between the different display modes.
What is the configuration of a second screen can be managed in several ways, which is a matter of which one you like best.
That is, we can choose to have single screen between the two configured, a duplicate the same on both monitors, a expansion of the main toward high school or just one second screenalthough this would only be a good idea if the size of said monitor is extremely larger than what we normally have.
We can say that virtual desktops are like multiple workspaces within our operating system, which allow us to focus only on the applications and windows that each of them contains.
- To create a new virtual desktop in Windows 11 we will move the mouse pointer over the Task View icon on the taskbar.
- Then we click on the plus icon from the popup window New desktop and immediately a new desktop will appear on the screen.
In this new space we can have a different set of applications and windows to designate as we want.
Best of all, you can switch between these desktops as you like and as many times as you need.
Task View feature
Windows 11 Task View allows us a detailed view of all open windows on your desktop.
We will be able switch between different open browser windows or applications and even switch from one desktop to another if we have them configured. We can move an application to a different desktop by dragging and dropping it on the Desktop panel if we see that it is necessary.
We just have to click on the button next to the search area on the taskbar and it will jump automatically.
With everything you have read today, you will already be able to use everything that Windows 11 offers us regarding multitasking to be able to manage it better.