Unlocking Maximum Productivity with Windows 10/11 Split Screen Mode

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Windows Split Screen is a feature in Microsoft Windows that allows you to view and work with two or more applications side by side on the same display. You can use it to compare documents, reference material, or multitask while working on a project.

Split Screen can be a helpful tool for increasing your productivity and making it easier to work with multiple applications at the same time. It can also be useful for comparing information or documents side by side. And in this guide, I will show you how to use the feature on your PC. You should also check out What to do when your Processor doesn’t support Windows 11 and How to setup a website in AWS for under $1 per month.

Exploring the Different Methods to Enable Split Screen Mode

There are a few different ways to enable Split Screen mode on Windows 10 and 11:

Method One – Title Bar Method

Click and drag the title bar of a window to the left or right edge of the screen until the cursor reaches the center of the screen. The window will then take up half of the screen. You can then select another window to fill the other half of the screen.

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Method Two – Taskbar

If you have two windows already open, you can right-click on the taskbar and select “Show windows side by side” from the context menu. This will automatically resize the windows and place them side by side on the screen.

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Method Three – Snap Feature

You can also use the “Snap” feature in Windows 10 and 11 to quickly snap a window to one side of the screen and open another window on the other side. To do this, click and hold the title bar of a window, and then drag it to the left or right edge of the screen until a transparent outline appears. The window will then be snapped to that side of the screen. You can then open another window and snap it to the other side of the screen.

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The result:

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Method Four – Snap Assist

If you have a touchscreen device, you can use the “Snap Assist” feature to easily snap windows to the left and right sides of the screen. To do this, swipe in from the left edge of the screen to open the task view, and then tap and hold the window you want to snap. Drag it to the left or right side of the screen until a transparent outline appears, and then release it to snap the window to that side of the screen. Repeat this process with another window to snap it to the other side of the screen.

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How to Exit Split Screen on Windows PC

To exit Split Screen mode on a Windows PC, you can do one of the following:

Method One – Drag the Edges

Click and drag the edge of one of the windows to the top of the screen until it is not docked to either side. This will restore the window to its original size.

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Method Two – Cascade Windows

Right-click on the taskbar and select “Cascade windows” from the context menu.

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This will arrange the windows in a cascading or stacked formation, allowing you to see and work with each window individually.

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Method Four – Close the Window

Alternatively, you can close one of the windows to exit Split Screen mode. To do this, click the “X” button in the top right corner of the window, or right-click on the title bar and select “Close” from the context menu.

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Tips and Tricks to Make the Most Out of Split Screen Mode

Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of Split Screen mode on Windows 10:

  1. Use keyboard shortcuts: You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly snap windows to the left and right sides of the screen. For example, you can press “Windows + Left Arrow” to snap a window to the left side of the screen and “Windows + Right Arrow” to snap a window to the right side of the screen.
  2. Snap windows to quadrants: If you have a large display, you can use the “Snap” feature to snap windows to the four quadrants of the screen. To do this, click and hold the title bar of a window, and then drag it to the top left or top right corner of the screen until a transparent outline appears. The window will then be snapped to that quadrant of the screen.
  3. Use Snap Assist: If you have a touchscreen device, you can use the “Snap Assist” feature to easily snap windows to the left and right sides of the screen as shown above.
  4. Customize the Snap settings: You can customize the Snap settings in Windows 10 and 11 to make it easier to use. To do this, go to “Settings > System > Multitasking” and scroll down to the “Snap” section. Here, you can enable or disable the Snap feature, as well as adjust the size of snapped windows and the delay before Snap Assist activates.

I hope you find this guide helpful, kindly leave a comment below if you have any questions.

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