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How to split screen on Windows

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    Are you tired of constantly alt-tabbing between windows or feeling like you have to choose between two important tasks? Well, have no fear because split screen is here!

    By using split screen on your computer, you can easily multitask and have multiple windows open and visible at the same time.

    Not only is this a huge time-saver, but it can also increase your productivity and make your workflow run smoother.

    In this blog post, we’ll be discussing how to split screen on various versions of Windows, as well as some tips and tricks to make the most out of this handy feature.

    So sit back, relax, and get ready to up your multitasking game with split screen!


    Prerequisites

    Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of how to split screen on your computer, let’s go over a few prerequisites.

    First things first, make sure that your computer is running a version of Windows that supports split screen. Currently, split screen is available on Windows 10/11 and earlier versions such as Windows 8 and 7.

    If you’re not sure which version of Windows you’re running, you can easily check by going to the Start menu and searching for “System Information”.

    Next up, you’ll want to make sure that you have two or more windows open that you want to display on the split screen. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s an important step that’s often overlooked!

    So before you get started, go ahead and open up all the windows that you want to include on your split screen.

    And that’s it for the prerequisites! With these two simple steps out of the way, you’re ready to get started with split screen. In the next section, we’ll be covering how to split screen on Windows 10/11. Stay tuned!

    How to split screen on Windows 10/11

    Alright, it’s time to learn how to split screen on Windows 10/11 ! There are actually a couple of different methods that you can use, so we’ll be covering both of them in this section.

    Method 1: Snap Assist

    Snap Assist is a handy feature in Windows 10/11 that allows you to easily snap windows to one side of your screen, making it a breeze to split screen and multitask. Here’s how to use it:

    1. Click and hold on the title bar of the window that you want to snap to one side of the screen.
    2. Drag the window to the left or right side of the screen until you see a transparent version of the window appear on that side of the screen.
    3. Release the mouse button to snap the window into place.
    4. Windows 10/11 will automatically bring up a list of other open windows that you can snap to the other side of the screen. Simply click on the window that you want to snap, and it will be added to the split screen.
    snap-assist

    Method 2: Drag and drop

    If you prefer a more manual approach, you can also split screen on Windows 10/11 by simply dragging and dropping the windows into place. Here’s how to do it:

    1. Click and hold on the title bar of the first window that you want to include in the split screen.
    2. Drag the window to the left or right side of the screen until you see a vertical dotted line appear on that side of the screen.
    3. Release the mouse button to snap the window into place.
    4. Repeat the steps above with the second window that you want to include in the split screen.
    drag-and-drop

    And that’s all there is to it! With either of these methods, you can easily split screen on Windows 10/11 and start multitasking like a pro.

    In the next section, we’ll be covering how to split screen on earlier versions of Windows. Stay tuned!

    How to split screen on earlier versions of Windows

    Not running Windows 10/11? No problem! You can still split screen on earlier versions of Windows, such as Windows 8 and 7. Here’s how to do it:

    Windows 8: Snap feature

    Windows 8 introduced a handy feature called Snap, which allows you to easily snap windows to the left or right side of the screen. Here’s how to use it:

    1. Click and hold on the title bar of the window that you want to snap to one side of the screen.
    2. Drag the window to the left or right side of the screen until you see a transparent version of the window appear on that side of the screen.
    3. Release the mouse button to snap the window into place.
    4. Windows 8 will automatically bring up a list of other open windows that you can snap to the other side of the screen. Simply click on the window that you want to snap, and it will be added to the split screen.

    Windows 7: Aero Snap

    If you’re running Windows 7, you can use the Aero Snap feature to split screen. Here’s how to do it:

    1. Click and hold on the title bar of the first window that you want to include in the split screen.
    2. Drag the window to the left or right side of the screen until you see a vertical dotted line appear on that side of the screen.
    3. Release the mouse button to snap the window into place.
    4. Repeat the steps above with the second window that you want to include in the split screen.

    And that’s it! With either of these methods, you can easily split screen on Windows 8 and 7 and start multitasking like a pro.

    In the next section, we’ll be covering some tips and tricks to make the most out of split screen. Stay tuned!

    Tips and tricks

    Now that you know how to split screen on Windows, it’s time to take your multitasking skills to the next level with these handy tips and tricks!

    How to adjust the size of the split screens

    By default, Windows will evenly divide your screen into two halves when you use split screen. However, you can easily adjust the size of the split screens to suit your needs.

    Simply click and hold on the divider between the two windows, and then drag it to the left or right to adjust the size of the split screens.

    How to quickly switch between split screen windows

    One of the benefits of using split screen is that you can easily switch between the two windows without having to minimize or maximize them.

    To do this, simply click on the window that you want to bring to the forefront.

    You can also use the Taskbar to switch between windows: just hover your mouse over the Taskbar icon for the window that you want to switch to, and then click on it to bring it to the forefront.

    How to turn off split screen and return to single window mode

    If you’re finished with split screen and want to return to single window mode, it’s easy to do.

    Simply click and hold on the title bar of one of the windows, and then drag it to the top of the screen until you see a transparent version of the window appear at the top of the screen.

    Release the mouse button to maximize the window and turn off split screen.

    And that’s it for our tips and tricks on how to make the most out of split screen on Windows! We hope these tips have helped you improve your multitasking skills and boost your productivity.

    Stay tuned for the conclusion of our blog post, where we’ll be recapping the steps to split screen on Windows and reminding you of the benefits of using this handy feature.


    Conclusion

    And that’s a wrap on our guide to split screen on Windows! We hope that you found this post helpful and are now feeling confident in your ability to multitask like a pro.

    To recap, here are the steps to split screen on Windows:

    • On Windows 10/11: Use Snap Assist or drag and drop to snap windows to one side of the screen
    • On Windows 8: Use the Snap feature to snap windows to one side of the screen
    • On Windows 7: Use Aero Snap to snap windows to one side of the screen

    We’ve also covered some handy tips and tricks for making the most out of split screen, such as adjusting the size of the split screens, quickly switching between windows, and turning off split screen when you’re finished.

    We can’t stress enough the benefits of using split screen for multitasking. Not only does it save you time, but it can also increase your productivity and make your workflow run smoother.

    So if you haven’t tried split screen yet, we encourage you to give it a go and see how it can improve your work experience.

    Thanks for joining us on this journey to becoming a split screen pro! Until next time, happy multitasking!