How to Split Screen: 3 Tutorials to Ease Your Work in Multiple Sections

How to Split Screen: 3 Tutorials to Ease Your Work in Multiple Sections
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SHARE - The split-screen view is very useful and a great solution to the floating windows problem. You may work on multiple windows at once. For instance, you have to read a PDF document while you also need to write something or fill the spreadsheet.

A split-screen feature enables you to view multiple sections or apps at once. You can view one app or document in one half of your screen and other apps side of the screen. This action can be done both on computers and mobile devices.

So, to ease your works, here we provide you with complete tutorials on how to split screen among Mac, Windows 10, and Android. Keep reading and hope this article on how to split screen will help you!

How to split screen on Mac

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You can size the windows on your Mac easily by clicking and dragging the edge. But you may be disturbed with the floating windows around, like when you go to your PDF doc, then the spreadsheet disappears.

So, to ease your work, you can activate the split-screen mode on your Mac. Here is how to split the screen on Mac.

Step 1. Find the three buttons: red, yellow, and green at the upper left of your Mac window. 

Step 2. Then, hover over the green button and the arrow will appear.

Step 3. Click and hold the green button and in this step, your window will get smaller. The split-screen mode is ready to be activated.

Step 4. Then, stop clicking and you will see the window move to the left half of your screen

Step 5. Now the right half of your screen will show other windows that you open. Click the one that you want to view. Your second window already pops into the right side of your screen.

Step 6. If in case you want to switch the sides, just drag the window to the other side. While when you want to make one window narrower or wider, click the line border between two windows. Then, drag the cursor to make changes.

Step 7. The menu bars including red, yellow, and green buttons will not appear in this mode, You can move the cursor to the top of your screen to reappears the menu bar. In this mode, you can also toggle between the split-screen and other apps.

How to split screen on Windows 10

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Windows 10 has a split-screen feature namely "Snap Assist" that lets you drag and drop a window to a part of your screen. Before you learn how to split screen on windows 10, you have first activated the Snap assist. Here is to do so:

Step 1. Open Windows 10 setting by clicking shortcut Windows Key+I

Step 2. Then, click "System and Multitasking".

Step 3. Turn on the sliders on the Snap options on the right side of your screen. Now, your feature is activated.

Once you have done enabled snap to assist on your windows 10, now you can practice how to split screen on Windows 10. Simply follow the tutorials below:

Step 1. Launch windows or applications you want to appear on your screen

Step 2. Navigate the cursor to the empty area at top of one of the windows. Hold the left mouse button and drag the window to the left side.

Step 3. Now move the cursor until filling the half of your screen. The split-screen mode is now active

Step 4. Then, select another window you want to open on the right side of your screen

Step 5. You can drag the borderline between the left and right windows to resize them.

How to split screen Android

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Just like your computer, your Android mobile device also allows you to run two apps in split-screen mode. It is really easy to activate the split-screen mode on your phone.

But you should remember that the multiple running apps in split-screen mode can deplete your batter faster. Moreover, this feature doesn't work in apps that require a full screen. So, here is to use split-screen mode on your Android device:

Step 1. Tap on the three vertical lines on the bottom left corner of your  Home screen. It represented the recent apps button.

Step 2. Tap and hold on the app that you want to use in the split-screen. A menu will appear and choose "Open in split-screen view"

Step 3. The app you selected will appear as a black bar on top of your screen. Then click on the other app you want to open on split-screen.

Step 4. Once you have done tap the second app, both apps will appear on the split screen on your phone. You can switch between the two apps.


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