How to use split screen in Windows 8.1

Microsoft has introduced split screen snap view multi-tasking feature in Windows 8 which is very clunky to use. It doesn’t allow to place two apps in equal sized windows, instead the Windows will split into 70:39 ratio with one app using majority of the screen and the other app is almost unusable. But in Windows 8.1 Microsoft has made lot of improvements especially for split screen feature which allows the screens to split in the ratio 70:30, 60:40 and 50:50 and the apps also scale properly to fit their new Window sizes. In Windows 8.1 you can customize the split screen between two apps as you want. Let us see here how to use split screen in Windows 8.1.


Multitasking in Modern UI

  • Launch any two apps which you want to split across the screen and make sure that one of them is full screen.
  • Swipe in from left and hold you finger for few seconds until the second application is placed on the left side of the screen.
  • Now both the apps will occupy 50 percent of the screen.
  • Tap and hold the black vertical line splitting the two apps and drag that to left or right to set the app that you want to view smaller or larger.

How to use multiview in Internet Explorer

  • Launch Internet Explorer 11 modern UI app and make sure that it is opened in full screen.
  • Right click on the link which you would like to open and click on open in new window option.
  • Now open two Internet Explorer window and each tab will take half of the screen.

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