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Do You Know How To Split Screen In Windows 11?

If you tend to work with different apps at once, a split-screen is a great tool to switch between them quickly and increase your productivity. But How To Split Screen In Windows 11? Wait, read further. 

How To Split Screen In Windows 11
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Using a split-screen, you can access multiple windows simultaneously and around four to six at once. Each window will occupy a fraction of the screen, and you can view it simultaneously. 

Hence, this article will show you how to split screen in Windows 11. The settings are more straightforward in Windows 11, and it has a sleeker and more sophisticated design. 

How To Split Screen In Windows 11?

To ensure the Split screen function can be performed on your device, you must enable the ‘Snap Settings.’ 

This setting is enabled in Windows 11 by default. However, it is best to verify if it is turned on. You can follow the steps stated below to verify the same. 

  • Open the Settings App on your device or press Windows Key + I on your keyboard. 
  • This will open the System Settings. Navigate to the ‘Multitasking’ option. You will find it on the right side of the screen. 
  • Check the toggle next to ‘Snap Windows.’ 
  • If it is turned off, turn it on. 

Now that you have ensured the Snap Settings are enabled, let us see how the split-screen works in Windows 11. 

Snap Layouts In Windows 11

In Windows 10, you were required to drag the windows around to change their position or use keyboard keys. However, in Windows 11, split screens work more quickly. 

In Windows 11 Split Screen, you will see a maximize button on the top right of the window. If you place your cursor over this button, you will see a small drop-down menu with many options.

  • The first option will split the screen into two equals. 
  • The second option does the same, but the sections are not equal. The left screen is larger than the right one. 
  • The third option splits the screen into three sections. One screen will occupy the left half of the entire screen, and the other two will be divided equally into the correct part. 
  • The last option will split the screen into four equal parts. 

Splitting The Screen Into Two Sections

Let us see how we can split the screen into two. This section covers the first and second options from the above list. 

  • Open the App you would like to split. 
  • Take your cursor to the top right of the window, where you will find the maximize button. 
  • You can select either the left or right part of the first block with two equal parts screen. 
  • The App you performed this action with will be seen in the selected frame. The other opened apps will be seen as thumbnails on the other side of the screen. 
  • Click on the App’s thumbnail you would like to have in the other part of the screen. 

Now you shall use two apps simultaneously on the same screen. These apps will take equal space on the screen. 

If you want to resize them, you can follow the given instructions. 

  • Hover the cursor over the line between the two apps. 
  • Hold your cursor on it when you see it change into a darker and thicker line. 
  • Drag your cursor to either left or right to resize the screen according to your comfort. 

The other way to get two unequal split screens is to select the second block from the maximize button. You can still resize the screens the way you like. 

Splitting The Screen Into Three Or More Sections

You can split the screen into three sections or four. This process is similar to the one of splitting the screen into two. 

  • Take the cursor over the maximize button. 
  • Select the third or fourth block based on your preference. 
  • If it is a three split-screen option, you will need to click on two thumbnails. 
  • If it is a four split-screen option, you will need to choose four thumbnails. 

It is important to remember that splitting the screen into three or four sections can affect the clarity of the visuals. However, you can still use this feature comfortably if you have a larger monitor. 

To Sum It Up

This article discusses how to Split screen in Windows 11. The process has been made easier in Windows 11 and requires even less effort than in Windows 10. 

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