Windows 10

How to Split Screen in Windows 10

For any Windows 10 user, being able to work with several open windows can be quite challenging and tiring considering you have to move among them repeatedly. At times, you may have a browser open, a few windows open, and a few other applications you are still using or need for your work.

The good news is that you can do so easily with some built-in Windows 10 features, which make multitasking easier. The Windows 10 screen splitting features and Window-snapping have been so good, which have sequentially made Mac OS implement the same years later. You can read more about the Mac OS split screen in our guide.

In Windows 10, there are various ways to split a screen. However, the easiest way is with Snap Assist. This feature allows you to drag or move a window to the side/corner of a screen and ‘snap’ it there. This, in turn, makes room for snapping other apps in the empty space of the screen.

Though Snap Assist should be by default enabled in Windows 10, you can first start by checking if the feature is on by:

  1. Going to Start > Settings > System > Multitasking.
  2. You will see the Snap options on your screen’s right side.
  3. Turn the sliders on.
  4. Your Snap features will be now enabled.

How to Split Screen in Windows 10 Snap Assist Using a Mouse

Here is a systematic guide to doing so:

  1. Open two or more apps or windows on your computer.
  2. Set your mouse at the top of one of the apps or windows.
  3. Hold the left mouse button down and drag the app or window to your screen’s left side.
  4. Move it as far as your mouse can go.
  5. Release the mouse to snap the app or window to your screen’s left side, which should now fill that part of the screen or corner you dragged it.
  6. Select any of the other open apps or windows to your screen’s right side to snap it to the screen’s right side.
  7. With the two windows or apps beside each other, use the line separating them to adjust their sizes according to your preference.

Snap Assist Split Screen keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10

  • Snapping window to right or left: Win + right/left arrow
  • Snapping window to quarter/corner of the screen: Win + right/left arrow then down/up arrow
  • Making window full screen: Win + up arrow up to a full screen
  • Expand quarter window to half window: Win + down/up arrow

Other Ways to Split Screen in Windows 10

Other than Windows 10 Snap Assist, there are different snapping features you can use with Microsoft PowerToys, which is a set of system utility programs. These programs enable you to change or add different features such as split screen and get the most out of it or add more customizability.

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