Thursday, September 30, 2010

Windows 7: How to Use Split Screen feature

If you're like me, you love multi-tasking and one of the featured benefits of Windows 7 is the split screen. Now this does come in handy when your trying to keep track of your fantasy football teams on Sunday's, which I do, so here is how you  do it, courtesy of e-how.com

1. Open the documents or web sites you want to view side by side. If you want to look at two web sites side by side you will need to open 2 separate browser sessions not just have 2 tabs open on the same browser. That means you need to click the browser icon to open another browser session.

2. Go to the screen you want to view on the left. Hold the Windows icon key down. This is the key that has the windows 7 logo on it. It is usually in the bottom left of your keyboard. Hold the left arrow key at the same time you are holding down the windows icon key. This will move your first window to the left.
3. Go to the screen or document you want to display on the right. Repeat the steps above. Hold the Windows icon key down and the right arrow key at the same time. This will move your second open window to the right.
 
4. Hold the Windows icon key down and the up arrow key at the same time to maximize your window again. You will need to put your mouse on the screen or document you want to maximize and then press both keys down simultaneously.

48 comments:

That Which Haunts said...

A useful tip, thank you.

Browser Mc Mouser said...

Perfect, now i just need a wider monitor :/

David said...

Thanks dude :D

Naj said...

this can also be done by dragging the window to the left or right side using the mouse.

Naj said...

this can also be done my using the mouse and dragging the open window to the left or right side of the screen.

sildude said...

This is truly an excellent feature that I use a lot.

Big Hoss said...

wow haha just tested it it works. i was dragging it to the side before. this is much easier thank uuuuuuuu

richie said...

My life quality has been significantly improved!!!
Thanks!

Ryukai said...

Thanks for the tip man, didn't know I could do that!

Maxxy said...

this is valuable info, thank you for sharing :)

Asher said...

I never knew! Thanks for the neat little tutorial!

TheCoolIgloo said...

Great, cant wait to test it out!

Freshman said...

nice info

Splash87 said...

Neat, even though my Model M keyboard has no windows key. It is useful info for my laptop.

momo said...

this is useful! too bad it doesent work on my vista :(

miecak said...

Nice tip! I was continuously dragging the windows :D

arnyke said...

it looks great!
i like it .

problem.question said...

i love split screen when working

Car Enthusiast said...

Is that a macbook?

jj_srk said...

i must say, W7 is the first M$ OS that looks usable to me as a mac user

KillerKun said...

you can also do this by dragging the window to either the left or right side of the screen, and it will automatically switch to that mode, it is a really useful feature :)

phantaaastic said...

Nice! Good informationnnn

Hidden Blogger said...

Ooo, more useful info. Bookmark'd!

Djoni Vejn said...

great post

DongAlong said...

Damn, I need Windows 7

Djoni Vejn said...

great post

TheCoolest said...

Thanks for the tip!

Is very helpful!

Anonymous College Student said...

Thanks for the tips.

Biff Tanner said...

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Cheers

ShredGuitar said...

Very nice!

Randy Weezner said...

seen it on the commerical..never knew how

izmeer said...

Thanks for the tip

Cris said...

hankthanks for the inforamtion :D

Travie said...

Thanks for the info

Red Baron said...

ah i need a new comp

DailyTechnician said...

Awesome, with my dual monitors I was only able to drag split screen to each far side, this will be very helpful in the future!

Kyle said...

Thanks for the tip bro! :D

Physcadelic Studios said...

wow i never knew this i usually drag the window to the side thanks

Rubix said...

hey, i cant seem to be able to follow you, any suggestions?

Burnt Toast said...

Wow, thanks for the tip

The Juice said...

didn't know that, thanks. any more tips?

WhebSurf said...

very interesting, cant wait for more :D

Michele said...

Thanks!Useful!

Mr. Black said...

Thanks for the valuable information, as always!

hunter time said...

thats a pretty cool feature

AnnoNeuvo said...

Nice! This is cool :P

Pandor42 said...

Never knew this shortcut existed, thanks.

bruno said...

great post!!

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