How to Split Screen in Windows 11 | Are you working on multiple screens at the same time? Switching between screens can be confusing and time consuming. Windows 11 has a solution for you with its Split Screen feature.
Using Split screen in Windows 11 (split screen) allows you to view and access multiple windows at once. You can view up to four app windows at once with each one occupying a quarter of the screen. With the “Split Screen” feature, multitasking will be simpler than ever.
Before we use split screen in Windows 11, you have to make sure whether the settings “Snap Assist” which allows split screen is enabled or not.
How to Enable the Windows 11 Snap Assist Feature
Feature “Snap Assist” is actually enabled by default, but it’s good to make sure before you proceed. Here are the steps to enable the Snap Assist feature of Windows 11:
To check whether the Snap Assist feature is activated or not, press
WINDOWS + I to launch the page “Settings“, then click “System” from the list of displayed options.
In settings “System“, you will find several tabs listed on the left. Search and select the tab “Multitasking“.
Now, see if the switch under “Snap windows” is enabled or not. If not, click on the toggle to activate the setting. Also, explore the various options listed below and tick/uncheck as needed. However, it is recommended that you do not change the default settings of the draft.
Also read: How to Split Screen on Windows 10 PC (Split Screen)
How to Split Screen in Windows 11
Windows 11 has made split screen much easier and faster. Now, you don’t have to scroll hold and drag windows, or work with keyboard shortcuts to get multiple windows on screen.
How to split screen in Windows 11 (split screen) is quite easy, hover over the maximize button near the top right corner of the window. A small box will appear with 4 different options for split screen.
The first option Split Screen into two equal parts, so both windows will occupy the same space on the screen.
The second also Split Screen in half, but there is an uneven distribution in terms of screen space occupied by windows. In this case, the one on the left occupies more space than the one on the right.
The third option is Split Screen into three, the left part is filled by one window, and the right is divided into two parts.
The fourth option is Split Screen into four sections, with each window occupying a quarter of the screen.
Now, let’s see how the 4 options work.
Split Screen into Two Parts
Launch the window you want to split, hover over the maximize button, and select a part of the first option.
The current app window will now occupy the selected half of the screen, and you will find other open apps as thumbnails in the other half. Select the one that you want to add to the other half of the screen.
You now have two application windows on the screen, and can access and work on them at the same time.
You also have the option to resize the window. Just move the cursor over the line separating the two windows and a dark bold line will appear. Now, hold and drag the line in both directions to resize.
You can also split the screen in half with the second option and resize the window if needed.
Split Screen into Three Parts
If you plan to work on three apps at the same time, there is an option to split the screen into three. Hover over the maximize button and select one of the three sections in the third option.
The current window will correspond to the section you selected earlier (top right quarter) and any other open windows will be shown as thumbnails on the left. Select the second window that you want to work on. Also, remember that since it will take up twice as much space as the other two, choose the one that requires a higher level of attention and clarity.
Once you select the second window, it will take up the left half and the other open windows will be shown as thumbnails in the remaining quarters. Select the desired application and it will take the last quarter.
You now have three windows open on the screen, divided as per your choice. The concept of resizing remains the same, just hold and drag the line separating the two windows.
Split Screen into Four Parts
The concept of Split Screen into four is almost the same as what we discussed in the last section. Hover over the maximize current window button, select the desired quarter in the third option, and select another app to be on split screen.
Notes: Splitting the screen into three or four windows affects visibility and clarity. Therefore, it is recommended that you do it on a larger monitor screen only.
Also read: How to Activate Windows 11 Dark Mode
That’s all a tutorial on how to “Split Screen” in Windows 11. You can use the new method introduced in Windows 11 or use any other method you know, which one is more suitable for you.