This tutorial discusses how to split screen on a Windows 10 PC or what is known as split screen using the snap feature. If you are a developer or editor and you feel that one screen is not doing your task efficiently. For example, you need one screen for typing, and another screen for reading. Fortunately, Windows 10 comes with a built-in feature called ‘Snap Assist’ that allows users to multi-task.
The snap feature was first introduced in Windows 7 which allows users to split the screen into two halves, each app taking up half the screen. This is useful when we have to move files from one place to another or compare two documents. But this feature has now been improved in Windows 10 which allows users to split their windows and add up to four apps on the screen.
Windows 10 by default has this feature enabled, but you can always make sure this feature is turned on. To enable Snap windows, open Windows settings by clicking the Windows icon on the taskbar, then clicking the Settings cog icon on the left side. Or you can press
Win + I simultaneously.
On screen Settings Windows, click the option ‘System‘.
Scroll down and access the section ‘Multitasking‘ on the left side, it’s in settings ‘System‘.
Under the section ‘Work with multiple windows‘, make sure the switch ‘Snap windows‘ is enabled, and also check the box for all sub-settings of the Snap windows feature.
After enabling the Snap feature of windows 10, launch all the apps that you want to use while doing multitasking.
Then click and hold the title bar of any app window and drag it to the right or left side of your screen. A transparent overlay will appear, showing a preview of the window placement. Release your mouse button to enter a window into that space.
The Snap feature will take over the screen, with the locked window on one side and all other open windows on the other. You can drag and drop another Window in the same way and place it on the opposite corner of the screen.
The Snap feature in Windows 10 lets you split up to four windows simultaneously in a 2 x 2 grid. You can also call it as 2×2 snapping.
To divide the screen into four windows, drag a window by clicking and holding it from the title bar and dropping it into one of the four corners of the screen. Follow the same steps for the other three windows to get a 2×2 grid.
You can also select an app from the selector windows interface that pops up to fill in the blank parts of your screen.
If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, you can press these keys simultaneously to perform the desired operation:
- Windows Key + Right Arrow: Move the application window to the right side of the screen.
- Windows Key + Left Arrow: Move the application window to the left side of the screen.
- Windows Key + Right Arrow + Up Arrow: Move the application window to the top right.
- Windows Key + Left Arrow + Up Arrow: Move the application window to the top left.
- Windows Key + Right Arrow + Down Arrow: Move the application window to the bottom right.
- Windows Key + Left Arrow + Down Arrow: Move the application window to the bottom left.
That’s the tutorial on dividing the screen on a Windows 10 PC/laptop. Hopefully this article is useful for you and don’t forget to share it with your friends. Thank you