Windows 11 - Indendent Virtual Desktops on each Monitor

Said 501 Reputation points
2022-03-25T18:49:33.11+00:00

I have Win 11 laptop connected to an external monitor. I have two virtual desktops on my laptop's built-in screen and another two virtual desktops open on the external monitor. Total of 4 virtual desktops simultaneously. When I scroll between two desktops in one monitor other monitor scrolls two. These two monitors, one being a built-in display and the other external monitor should act independently of each other. If you are a Mac user or have used Mac you know exactly what I am talking about. This feature existed in Macs for years. Why Windows doesn't, and have not supported this feature yet? Even in Windows 11? What is the point of scrolling other monitors while I want to switch only one of them? is this feature coming soon?

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  1. Jonathan Brauer 351 Reputation points
    2022-04-12T20:19:02.467+00:00

    This very much needed. When I change virtual desktops on one monitor it removes whatever I am looking at on my other monitor! I need them to be seperate. I for instance want Microsoft Teams to ALWAYS be on my alternate monitor no matter what desktop "work area" I am using on my primary monitor. Again this is how the Mac works. They used to function like windows does now but then switched to independent switching which was GREAT.

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  2. Isaac Weingarten 76 Reputation points
    2023-03-05T23:07:46.63+00:00

    i send feedback to Microsoft if you are interested in this feature please vote on it https://aka.ms/AAjw6cm

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  3. Isaac Weingarten 76 Reputation points
    2022-07-21T20:33:25.397+00:00

    from this article i see it was added to windows 10 21H1 but I cant find it in windows 11 21H1 I hope it will be added in the future.

    MacOS has this feature for years

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  4. Usama Khan 25 Reputation points
    2023-03-29T06:25:40.27+00:00

    its end of March 2023, I still cant find this feature. Can anyone please confirm?

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  5. Scott 25 Reputation points
    2023-07-05T02:58:35.87+00:00

    Agreed, this is a desperately needed feature. I have two monitors hooked up to my laptop, with a need for different desktops on all three monitors. Currently, I constantly switch desktops, and then need to clumsily move application windows from one desktop to another. Completely defeats the purpose of having multiple desktops!

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