Task View Window “New Desktop” Button Missing in Windows 10

Windows 10 introduces a feature wherein you can create multiple virtual desktops by clicking the Task View icon and clicking the New Desktop (+) symbol.

If the “New Desktop” option is missing in your system, then your system is probably in Tablet mode. Also in Tablet mode, the desktop icons aren’t shown, the Start page is shown full screen, and the back button appears in your Taskbar. So, if you’re wondering where your Recycle bin icon has gone, first check if you’re in tablet mode.

To turn off Tablet mode:

  1. Open Settings → System → Tablet.
  2. Click “Change additional tablet settings”
  3. Disable “Tablet mode”.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

4 thoughts on “Task View Window “New Desktop” Button Missing in Windows 10”

  1. Hi Team,
    i am not able to see the + New Desktop option , when i click WIN+TAB,

    please some one help me how to enable “+New Desktop” option.

    Suresh P


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