Windows 10 will soon let you rename virtual desktops


Radu Tyrsina
by Radu Tyrsina
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Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2019 Update just a few weeks ago. The company is now focusing on gradually releasing 20H1 preview builds to Fast Ring Insiders.

As a matter of fact, Windows Insiders got build 18922 with plenty of hidden features just a few days ago.

The preview version of Windows shows an interesting change that is coming to the final release.

Twitter user Albacore often reveals interesting facts about Windows  10 and shared the details about this change.

According to Albacore, a feature called VirtualDesktopCustomNames is in development phases that will enable users to rename virtual desktops.

This is going to be a useful addition to Windows. Many people who have different virtual desktops will now choose a meaningful name for each of them. This feature will come in handy when it comes to identify a particular computer.

If you installed the latest preview builds, remember this feature is still in beta.

It is possible that the hidden feature may not work as expected. Your system may not save the name of your virtual desktops until a final version is rolled out.


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There are many examples where Microsoft changed its plan and abandoned some of the features it was working on. There is no guarantee the rename virtual desktop feature will make its way to the production release.

There are many other features that are in the development stages. Microsoft is gradually releasing these features to Windows Insiders.

We hope to seen some new changes coming in the next few weeks.