Windows 10 may be getting a new multitasking feature that allows multiple windows to be snapped onto your desktop – and those with multi-monitor configurations may be able to use different virtual desktops with each screen in the future (more on that later).
First, the concept of ‘snap-based task groups’ was noticed by well-known Microsoft leaker Albacore on Twitter.
The mystery boxes revolve around “Snap-based task groups”. Related: Drag windows to the sides or corners of your screen and they’ll automatically fit together perfectly. If you choose what to snap, display Microsoft Edge tabs on their own page Click Microsoft Edge Tabs https://t.co/V8OP2U4d5mFebruary 17, 2021
So, as you can see, the idea is that you can drag app windows to the corner of the desktop, and “they are automatically sized to fit perfectly, side by side” (as the options shown make clear, when you resize a clicked window, each adjacent clicked window is automatically scaled to fit).
Currently Windows 10 allows two apps to be clicked side by side, but this feature aims to make sure it’s possible to do more than that and work with multiple snap-based apps.
Of course, the feature may not hit the cut for the release version of Windows 10 and isn’t even tested with Windows Insiders at this point – it seems like something Microsoft is working on internally. Watch this space as always.
Further multitasking privileges can be granted to Windows 10 users by they give the ability to have separate virtual desktops on different monitors, for those running a multiple monitor setup.
The emphasis is once again on the fact that this is a possibility rather than a reality, but it certainly seems like Microsoft is working to improve the ways we can multitask with Windows 10.
This extra functionality could come in the major update for the second half of 2021, but we’ll just have to see. That update, of course, heralds the whole ‘Sun Valley’ interface overhaul we’ve been hearing so much about in recent times, and it’s expected to be a big deal, with the initial 21H1 update being a minor affair (after all, last).
Through Windows Newest