Windows 10 has a very useful Snap feature that allows you to split the screen and use multiple apps at once. Well, it can be very useful when you’re using more than one app to do a job. It was previously introduced in Windows 7 but Windows 10 has the much-improved version. So, this awesome feature will make you more productive than ever.
It’s really super cool and you can split it up to four screens! What do you know, that’s the best thing ever right? Now let’s get on with it.
Snapping Two Screen
Using the Snap Assist can seem a bit tricky at first but it’s actually pretty easy to use.
- To snap a window just simply click on its window title bar and hold down your mouse.
- After that just drag it either right edge or the left edge. When you’ll be doing it you’ll notice a transparent screen to appear to show you where the app will be placed.
- When you have found the right spot just let go of your mouse and voila it’s done!
So, you don’t have to wait for anything you just simply drag and drop a windows title bar to any edge to snap it.
When you’ll snap the app with the mouse you’ll see the Snap Assist to pop right up. It will show you some thumbnails of your open apps and you can click on them to place them on the other screen. It’s really fast and easy to do.
You can always use the keyboard to it instead of using the mouse. For that you have to:
- Press Windows Key + Left arrow to snap it to the left.
- Press Windows Key + Right arrow to snap it to the right.
If for some reason it doesn’t appear then use the mouse to do it.
Vertical Snapping of Two Screens
You can also split two screens in vertical instead of horizontal. Windows 10 supports this feature. For that you have to:
- Press Windows Key + Up to snap the current app to the top.
- Press Windows Key + Down to snap the current app to the bottom.
Well, if you press the Up key second time you will maximize the window. And on the other hand, if you press the Down key second time you will minimize the window.
Remember that you can’t do this with the mouse so you have to use the keyboard to control it. Then there’s another problem that some apps don’t support this and don’t behave well in this case.
Snapping Four Screen
As I have said before you can split four screens at once in Windows 10. And that just makes it more awesome than ever. For that you have to:
- Firstly grab a window title bar with the mouse and drag it into one of the four corners of the screen. When you’ll do it you’ll see the transparent screen split into one-fourth of the screen to help you know where it will be placed.
- Then continue with the next ones like this. And you’ll end up with the four split screens.
Oh, and you can always use keyboards to do it too. Just use:
- Windows Key + Left arrow to snap it to the left and then press Windows Key + Up to snap the current app to the top left corner.
- Windows Key + Right arrow to snap it to the right and then press Windows Key + Up to snap the current app to the top right corner.
- Windows Key + Left arrow to snap it to the left and then press Windows Key + Down to snap the current app to the bottom left corner.
- Windows Key + Right arrow to snap it to the right and then press Windows Key + Down to snap the current app to the bottom right corner.
See, it’s really simple and fun to use. But you don’t always have to use four screens. You can split the screen into three parts too such as have one app on the left and two apps at the right screen. How you want to split the screen is up to you and you should be able to do it easily from now on.
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