Split-screen functionality has become synonymous with multitasking. It makes life a lot easier for people running multiple apps on their computer and frequently switching between them. Splitting your computer screen allows you to see everything at the same time. It’s much better than resizing the open windows or using ALT+Tab. Here’s how to split your computer screen in Windows 10 in just a few simple steps.
The best way to split the screen is to use Microsoft’s Snap Assist feature that allows you to choose where to place an open window on the screen. Follow these steps:
- Snap Assist is turned on by default in Windows 10. If it’s not enabled on your computer, go to Settings > System > Multitasking to toggle on Snap windows. You can also toggle the associated options such as to automatically size it to fill the available space, showing what you can snap next to a snapped window, and simultaneously resizing the adjacent snapped windows
- Now that Snap Assist is enabled, drag the first window to the left or right side of the screen. When you drag it to the edge, you’ll see an outline of where it will snap
- If you are happy with where the target window has snapped, let go of the mouse button. Else, press the Windows key and the left or right arrow key simultaneously to move it around
- All other windows will now appear on the other half of the screen. Just click on any of them and it will fill up the remaining screen
- With two windows side-by-side, you can resize them by dragging the divider line.
How to snap more than two windows
If you have a large, high-resolution display, you have enough screen real estate to snap up to four windows. Here’s how to go about it:
- Drag the first window into a corner to snap it. You can reposition it to your liking by using the Windows key and the arrow keys (left, right, up, and down)
- Drag two other windows to two of the remaining three corners of the screen
- Now the open applications will appear in the empty space. Click on any of them and it will automatically fill up the space
And that’s how you split your computer screen in Windows 10!