How to: Move Apps From one Monitor to Another in Windows 10

By: Radu Tyrsina
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Windows 10 is just around the corner and there are many interesting features to look forward to. One of them is the ability to move easily apps from one monitor to another one. Here’s the really easy way to do it.
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How to move your apps from one monitor to another in Windows 10?

Windows 10 comes with a lot of new features, mainly meant to appeal to desktop users, but there are also plenty for mobile users, as well. One of the newest features is the ability to move apps from one monitor to another one, in case you have set up multiple monitors in Windows 1. And here’s how to do this: Use WIN + CTRL + to move the active app to another monitor.

Another solution that you can youse, is simply dragging your app to the second monitor. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open an app. After it opens, click the ‘Restore Down’ button on the upper-right corner of the app

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  3. Once the app minimized in the taskbar at the bottom of your desktop, left-click and hold the cursor on the app icon
  4. Continue holding the left-click and drag the app to the left or the right edge of your first monitor (depending on where your second monitor is positioned)
  5. Drag it until it enters the desktop of the second monitor and release the left-click

Here you go, you have now two solutions on how to move your apps from one monitor to another if you are using two monitors.

Here are some other new keyboard shortcuts for navigating and managing your multiple desktops in Windows 10:

  • Snapping window: WIN + LEFT or RIGHT (can be used with UP or DOWN to get into quadrants)
  • Switch to recent window: ALT + TAB (unchanged) – Hold shows new Task view window view, let go and switches to app.
  • Task view: WIN + TAB – New Task view opens up and stays open.
  • Create new virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + D
  • Close current virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + F4
  • Switch virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + LEFT or RIGHT

READ ALSO: Laptop won’t detect second monitor [FIX]

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2014 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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