Having multiple screens is good for multitasking, so you can write documents on one screen, chat with coworkers on another and sneak in a little game of one third. But what if you can't afford more than one monitor? We show you how to split your screen into Windows 10.
Sure, you can have multiple windows open on a single monitor, but it's not fun. You can't see everything at once and force you to mix windows as a stack of virtual magazines.
How to split your screen in Windows 10 with version 1809 (October 2018 Update):
Verify Snap Assist is on
The first step is to make sure Snap Assist is also enabled in Windows 10. It starts with the setting app:
1. Open the app Settings .
2nd Click / press System .
3rd Navigate to Multitasking shown in the menu on the left.
As shown above, you will see four settings associated with snapping: Automatically arrange windows, resize windows automatically, resize adjacent folded windows, and show what you can snatch next to the current window. Switch these settings to a shutdown as needed.
Let's get snappy
With Snap Assist on, you can get nice with your Windows 10 desktop. Here's how:
1. Drag the first window you want to snap over to the right or left. You know you are snapping on the visual button icon next to the border of the target screen and a shaded line drawn down the middle (shown above). Release the mouse button.
2nd If you want to move the first window to the other side, press the Windows button simultaneously with the appropriate left or right arrow.
3. Now that you have snapped the first window, the remaining windows appear to diminish in the other space. To fill the void, just click on the second window you want to view. It automatically fills the space.
4th Change if necessary . Hold the mouse over the virtual divider until it appears gray and the mouse pointer appears as two arrows. You can drag the divider to the left or right, but you can only narrow down a window down to a fourth of your screen. The second window will consume up to three quarters of the screen.
For more than two windows
Do you have high resolution screen? You can snap four windows for the ultimate in multitasking! But with a 1440p resolution, it feels somewhat tight (but still possible), so we recommend using a 4K screen to take advantage of this foursome mode.
first With the mouse, take the first window and move it to a corner. Again, you see a visual button icon made in the target corner and a virtual box describing the target area. Then you can relocate this window window to any corner using the Windows button and the arrow keys.
2. Do the same for the two following windows just throw them in different corners.
3rd With three windows in place, the remaining empty space shows the open applications that can fill this last place. As shown above, simply clicks on the application and it automatically fills out the spacebar. Note that not all applications and programs can fit into these narrow areas.