How to Use the Task View and Snap Feature to Work with Apps in Windows 10

By Nancy C. Muir

Windows 10 comes packed with a ton of great features. You can use the Task View to see all of your open apps. Additionally, the Snap Feature lets you organize all of your apps on the desktop. Keep reading to find out more.

Use Task View to see open apps

Task View allows you to move among open apps easily and create multiple desktops.

  1. Click the Task View button to open Task View.

    The resulting view shows individual desktops on the bottom and all the open apps on the currently selected desktop.

    You can also open Task View by pressing Win+Tab.

  2. Click any of the apps shown in Task View to work in that app.
  3. When you want to switch to another open app, click the Task View button and then click the app that you want to display on the desktop.

    Windows 10 Task View

You can also switch to another open app from the desktop by holding down the Alt key and clicking Tab repeatedly until the desired app is highlighted. Release the keys to work in the highlighted app.

Use the Snap Feature to organize apps on the desktop

Windows 10 has a feature called Snap used to organize open apps on the desktop.

  1. Click the Task View button and then right-click an app you want to work with.
  2. Right-click an app window and then select Snap Left or Snap Right.

    The window snaps to the selected half of the screen and thumbnail images of any other open apps appear on the left half of the screen.

    Snap feature Windows 10

  3. Click another open app; the app window snaps to fill the other side of the screen.

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