You can juggle different windows, apps, and tasks and travel back in time to access older content.
Windows has long offered a Task View feature in which you can create virtual desktops and bounce from one environment or application to another. But with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update comes the multitasking tool known as Timeline. Here’s what you can do in it:
- By using Task View and Timeline, you can not only jump to any currently open window but you can go back in time to past windows.
- You can view and access prior documents, spreadsheets, websites, and other content.
- You can travel back as far as 30 days and access older files on other devices.
- You can also modify your privacy settings to control how Timeline works and what content it gathers.
Why use Task View? Think about how you may work and multitask in Windows. You open one program, maybe your email. Then you open another program, perhaps your Web browser. And then another program, maybe Microsoft Word. And on and on and on.
Before you know it, your screen is cluttered with so many windows and programs that you lose track of them all. Yes, the Taskbar can help you move from one open window to another. But you may want to organize your windows into their own virtual desktops so you can more easily view each one.
To get the most out of this article, check to make sure you’re running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Open Settings, System, and then About. Scroll to the bottom of the screen. If the Windows version says 1803, then you’re set.