How do I get rid of virtual desktops?

Copper Contributor

They make my PC almost unusable and provide me with nothing.

3 Replies

You could try to follow the steps documented in this post

"There is a registry setting that may or may not do it.
Getting conflicting reports.
Try just removing it from your taskbar that way you don't accidentally click it.
Before you do this make a restore point because you will be modifying the registry.

Go to search and type regedit
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Double click to open "ShowTaskViewButton"
Set it to 0

If you can't find it then create it.
Right click the advanced and create a dword 32 bit.
Type all one work no spaces ShowTaskViewButton and set to 0.

Now go to following key:
Create a new key under Explorer key and set its name as MultiTaskingView
Create another new key under MultiTaskingView key and set its name as AllUpView so the final key path would be:
Now select AllUpView key and in right-side pane create a new DWORD Enabled and set its value to 0

The problem is not with icon on taskbar. When I go to COPY something I get multiple mini screens, one for every active session. When I get back the screen I was working with I have lost the highlighting. Let me think about your suggestion.