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  • Split Screens in Different Versions of Windows
    Time: Apr. 16, 2020

    If you work with multiple open windows, you likely spend a lot of time moving among them. At any given moment, you might have several windows open;

    a web browser to surf the internet, a mail program to manage email, a couple of applications to perform work, and perhaps even a game or two.


    There are a few traditional options for switching among them, like Alt + Tab and resizing the open windows, but there’s another option that might suit your

    needs better: Windows Split Screen.


    Split Your Screen in Windows 10 With Snap Assist

     

     

     

     

    There are several ways to split a screen in Windows 10, but the easiest is with Snap Assist. This feature has to be enabled in Start > Settings > System >

    Multitasking, although it should be enabled by default.

     

    Snap Assist lets you drag a window to a corner or side of the screen to “snap” it there, which in turn makes room for other apps to be snapped in the

    resulting empty screen space.

    To split your screen in Windows 10 with Snap Assist using the mouse:


    1.Open two or more windows and/or applications for practice.

     

    2.Place your mouse on an empty area at the top of one of the windows, hold down the left mouse button, and drag the window to the left side of the screen.

    Move it all the way over, as far as you can go, until your mouse won't move anymore.

     

    3.Let go of the mouse to snap that window to the left side of the screen. It should now fill half the screen, or the corner if you managed to drag it there.

     

    4.Select any of the other windows that are now open on the right side to instantly snap it to the right side of the screen.

     

    5.Now that the two screens are beside each other, you can drag the dividing line that separates them to resize both windows simultaneously. This is helpful

    if you need to see more of one and can manage a smaller view for the other.

     

    Windows Split Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1


    Microsoft assumed with Windows 8 and 8.1 that most users would have a touchscreen device. If you have a touchscreen you can use the snap feature to

    position two windows on the screen at one time using your finger. Otherwise, you can use a mouse.

     

    To use split screen with Windows 8.1:

     

    1.Open two or more windows and/or applications.

     

    2.Place your mouse on an empty area at the top of one of the windows, hold down the left mouse button, and drag the window to the left side of the screen.

    Move it all the way over, as far as you can go, until your mouse won't move anymore.

     

    3.Let go of the mouse to snap that window to the left side of the screen.

     

    4.Select any of the other windows that are now open on the right side to snap it to the right side of the screen.

     

    5.When you move the line between the apps it resizes only one screen at a time, not both as in Windows 10.