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How to split screen on Windows?

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  • How do I split my screen on Windows 10?
  • How to Split Your Screen in Windows 10?
  • How do I split my monitor into two screens?
  • What is the Windows shortcut for split screen?

Answer:

If you are a software developer or a professional computer user, you often feel that one screen is not enough to do your task efficiently. You may require at least two screens where one screen is used to type something or do coding, and another is to read articles or documentation from. You can get this facility by using just one monitor if your current monitor is big enough.

Windows 10 provides some great features for multitasking that facilitate you to split your screen into various sections. You can run multiple applications at once and switch between them very easily. You have to just use your keyboard to move the windows around.

Enable Snap Assist to Split Screen

Snap Assist is one of the prominent features of Windows 10 that is used to split screen.

How to Enable Snap Assist?

We know that Spit Screen is used to split the screen of your window.

  • If you don't know that your system has enabled Split Screen, press the Windows icon key + I keys to open Settings. You will see the following screen:
How to split screen on Windows
  • Now, click on the Systems option, you will see the following screen.
How to split screen on Windows
  • Now, click on multitasking. You will see a new popup window. Make sure that all options are turned on. See the below image:
How to split screen on Windows

Split your screen into two Windows

You can split your screen into two Windows by using the side-by-side method. In this method, you must open at least two windows. Now, use the Windows icon key + left/right keys to decide what window you want to place on which side. After setting one window on one side, you can see various available windows on the other side. See the below image:

How to split screen on Windows

In the above image, we have pressed Window key + right arrow to set the half screen on the right side.

Now, use the arrow keys to move from one window to another to select which window you want to set on the left side. Press Enter to choose a window to place on the screen. See the below image:

How to split screen on Windows

You can see that your screen is split into two parts. Now, you can work simultaneously on both windows.

Split Your Screen into Four Windows

You can also split your monitor's screen into four parts if you find that two windows are not enough for your job.

There are two ways to split your monitor's screen into four parts:

  • Use your mouse to drag windows manually.
  • Using the shortcut key

Use your mouse to drag windows manually.

The simplest way to do this is by having at least four windows open, and then with the help of a mouse or laptop's cursor, manually adjust the size of windows on your screen by dragging each window to their respective corners. By using this way, it isn't easy to set the right size of windows on the screen. You have to adjust them very well to make them suitable for your work.

Using the shortcut key

We have used the Windows icon key + right/left arrows to split our screen into two parts. Now, we have to use up/down arrows along with the Windows icon key + right/left arrows to split our monitor's screen into four parts.

This method is most suitable to split your window into four parts because it split your windows into four even sizes on your monitor's screen. Here, you don't need to adjust the size of the windows. Just use the Window icon key and Up/Down keys to put them where you want them to place.

This method is most suitable to split your window into four parts because it split your windows into four even sizes on your monitor's screen. Here, you don't need to adjust the size of the windows. Just use the Window icon key and Up/Down keys to put them where you want them to place.

You can also make one window bigger than the other by placing the cursor on the corner of that window and increase its size by dragging.

How to split screen on Windows

Advantage of Split Windows on Screen

There are many advantages of using split windows on your monitor's screen. Some of them are the following:

  • If you have a large monitor, you can see two or more windows side by side on the same screen.
  • It saves time. When you are working with multiple open windows, you spend a lot of time moving among them. Split those windows on your monitor's screen saves a lot of time you waste moving among them.
  • It makes computer operators' tasks easy. One can easily copy and paste between windows.
  • It is best suitable for data entry operators whose main task is to enter data on one window by reading it from another window.

So, you can see that it is more comfortable splitting your screen than having various monitors around you or opening multiple windows and moving among them.






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