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How to Split the Screen on your Computer in Windows 10 (With Video Tutorial)

Get a Split Screen in Windows 10

If you have been using Windows for some time, you will have noticed that versions, such as Windows 7 and Windows 8, came with the ability to split the screen into two. What this means is that you can work with two applications open, with one occupying half the screen and the other occupying the other. A great advantage of being able to do is the ability to easily carry out your work. Let’s say, as an example, that you wish to type something that’s on a website onto Microsoft Office Word. Instead of wasting time alternatively maximizing each program from the Taskbar, all that you need to do now is have both Word and your browser open side by side. Then you can easily type whatever it is that you wish to type.

Splitting the Screen in Windows 10

The great thing about Windows 10 is that not only does it retain this split screen ability, but it effectively extends it. In Windows 10, you get the ability to split your screen 4 ways. But how do you go about doing it?

How to split your screen 2, 3 or 4 ways in Windows 10

  1. How to Split screen 2 ways in Windows 10

To split your screen 2 ways in Windows 10, all that you need to do is the following;

  • Open the two programs that you wish to have side by side
  • Click and hold onto the first program while dragging it to the right or your screen.
  • Click and hold onto the second program while dragging it to the left of your screen.

You will see that each of these programs will now occupy half of the screen.

  1. How to Split Screen 4 ways in Windows 10

To split your screen 4 ways in Windows 10, do the following;

  • Open the 4 programs on which you wish to work.
  • Click on and hold onto the first program while dragging it towards the top corner of your screen.
  • Do the same for the other 3 programs, with each program being dragged into its own corner of the screen.

You will now notice that each of the 4 open programs will now occupy a quarter of the screen.

  1. How to Split a screen 3 ways in Windows 10

In order to split the screen 3 ways on our Windows 10 computers, all that we need to do is a combination of the above two methods;

  • Open the three programs on which you wish to work
  • Click and hold onto the first program while moving it to the left hand side of the screen, with your cursor in the middle of the screen. That program will now occupy half of the screen.
  • Click on and hold onto the second program while dragging it towards the top right corner of your screen. That program will occupy a quarter of the screen.
  • Do the same for the other program, which will now occupy the final quarter of your screen.

A useful trick

The split screen trick is definitely one that you can use to get more work done on your Windows 10 computer. It allows you to work on up to 4 different programs without having to minimize any of them.

Failing to update your computer to the latest version of Windows 10? Check out this solution to the Windows 10 update issue.

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