How to use split screen in Windows 8.1

Windows 8 has included a great feature that is, split screen-style Snap view multitasking feature for how bulky it was to use. Instead of placing the two apps simultaneously next to each other in the equal sized windows, they were split into 70:30 aspects with the one app occupying the majority of the screen and the other occupying the remaining screen.

Microsoft has made lot of drastic improvements to the Windows 8.1 and the way that the OS handles multitasking with the Snap view, with let its users to split their screens between the apps in different ratios 70:30, 60:40, 50:50. The apps will also scale the property to fit their new windows sizes. If your screen is of 1080p display, then you can divide your screen among three apps. 1366 x 768 pixels display will support only dividing the two apps between them. Let us see here how to use the split screen feature in Windows 8.1.


How to use split screen in Windows 8.1

  • First open the two apps which you want to view them in the multi-tasking view and make sure that one of them is full screen.
  • Now swipe in from the left and hold your finger until the second is placed on to the left side of the screen.
  • Both the apps will occupy the 50 percent of the screen.
  • Now tap and hold on the black vertical line which is dividing the two apps and drag it to the left or right to make the app which you want to view smaller or larger.

How to use split screen in Internet Explorer 11

  • Launch the Internet Explorer 11 Modern UI app and make sure it is opened in full screen view.
  • Now right click on the link which you would like to open and choose¬†Open in new Window.
  • This will open the two Internet Explorer Windows, both occupying half the screen.

That’s it, this is how to use the split screen mode in Windows 8.1.

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