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How to split screen on windows 10

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How to split screen on windows 10
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The best method to split screen in Windows 10 is to choose the option offered by Windows 10 called snapping. This directly means that the feature helps you to force apps and windows to snap/split to distinct sides of your screen.

The splitting of windows aid multi-tasking and increase productivity of a particular task. You can work on different task simultaneously and complete the task in less time and you can view the screens together rather than navigating through them individually. Let us learn how to snap/split apps/windows in Windows 10.

If you have two different apps in use simultaneously you can easily snap to different spots on the screen in such a manner that they occupy half of the space each on the screen.

In order to snap an individual app to the left side of the screen you can use your mouse and simply drag the first app’s title bar to the left side of your screen.

You can see a transparent layer that shows you exactly where the window will be positioned. Now you just need to release your mouse button in order to snap the window. Now click on the app that you wish to appear to the right side. While you try to snap a particular app on Windows 10 using your mouse, you can see a new feature popping up – Snap Assist to assist you. Windows 10 will list all the windows open in the form of thumbnail list. You can click on one thumbnail and it will automatically split to the unlisted side of your screen. You will surely find this feature helpful and faster as compared to the Snap feature available in earlier versions of Windows that is Windows 7 and 8.

Also the feature is not just confined to 2 apps, but Windows 10 also offers the facility to snap 4 windows at one go in a grid of 2 X 2.  If you want to snap a particular window in the grid of 2 X 2 with the help of a mouse, just drag & drop it to any of the 4 corners of your screen. Now drag & drop different windows in same fashion to let your open windows appear in grid of 2 X 2.

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Keyboard shortcuts – Snapping Windows/Apps in Windows 10

Snapping Windows

In order to snap windows to the top-right corner

Win+Right Arrow and Next Win+Up Arrow

split screen top right

In order to snap windows to the top-left corner

Win+Left Arrow and Next Win+Up Arrow

split screen top left

In order to snap windows to the bottom-right corner

Win+Right Arrow and Next Win+Down Arrow

split screen bottom right

In order to snap windows to the bottom-left corner

Win+Left Arrow and Next Win+Down Arrow

split screen bottom left

Windows 10 certainly helps you engage in multitasking and save your time in completing a particular task. You can also unsnap the windows/apps, using the keyboards shortcuts in opposite way. Also you can use your mouse to drag the top edge of window.

You can snap multiple windows simultaneously and make multi-tasking easy.

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