How to Use Split Screen in Windows 10 Laptop/PC?

How to Use Split Screen in Windows 10 PC/Laptop?

  • There are several methods to use the split-screen feature in your Windows PC. You can either use a mouse or keyboard to perform this task.

What does this Split Screen feature?

  • The Split screen feature allows you to use multiple tabs/programs on a single screen. It is just like using multiple screen setups on one screen.

Here, We discuss all the available methods to use a split-screen function on your Windows PC. It does not just save your time to open different programs one by one But increase your productivity too.

It helps you to manage your multitasking work on a single screen so that you don’t have to manage a multi-screen setup.

So without further ado Let’s jump into the methods.

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Split Screen in Windows 10 Using Mouse

Here we discuss how to split screen in Windows 10 into two parts so that you can see 2 apps screen simultaneously.

1) Open the first app/program in the full-screen mode you want to use.

2) Drag it to the one end of your screen either right or left until your mouse cursor disappear.

3) You’ll see a highlighted portion then release your trackpad button. Now your app will appear on half of the screen.

Split Screen in Windows 10

4) And you’ll see other recent apps on the other blank space that you want to use on the other half.

5) Simply click on the app/program you want to use on that half.

Split Screen in Windows 10

That’s it. You are done. Now you’ll see two apps side by side on your screen for work.


Now we discuss how to split your screen into two parts so that you can see 3 apps screen simultaneously.

1) Open the first app/program in the full-screen mode you want to use.

2) Drag it towards the one corner of your screen either Top/Bottom right or Top/Bottom left until your mouse cursor disappear.

3) You’ll see a highlighted portion then release your trackpad button. Now your app will appear on 1/4th of part of your screen.

4) If you don’t see your recent apps just open them and drag them to the blank space just like we did for the first app.

5) And you’ll see other recent apps on the other blank space that you want to use on the other half.

5) Simply click on the app/program you want to use on that half.

Split Screen in Windows 10

That’s it. You are done. Now you’ll see 3 apps side by side on your screen for work.


Now we discuss how to split your screen into two parts so that you can see 4 apps screen simultaneously.

1) Open the first app/program in the full-screen mode you want to use.

2) Drag it towards the one corner of your screen either Top/Bottom right or Top/Bottom left until your mouse cursor disappear.

3) You’ll see a highlighted portion then release your trackpad button. Now your app will appear on 1/4th of part of your screen.

4) If you don’t see your recent apps just open them and drag them to the blank space just like we did for the first app.

5) And you’ll see other recent apps on the other blank space that you want to use on the other half.

6) Simply click on the app/program you want to use on that half. Now drag it to the corner as we did with the very first app in this method.

7) You’ll see a recent app on the last blank 1/4th part of your screen. Simply click on the app you want to see.

That’s it. You are done. Now you’ll see 4 apps side by side on your screen for work.

Split Screen in Windows 10

If you find any of the above methods difficult to understand you can simply watch this video for better clarity.

How to Use Split Screen on Windows 10

How to Split-screen in Windows 10 Laptop using keyboard

To split screen in your Windows 10 PC/Laptop using keyboard follow this method.

1) Open the app in full-screen mode you want to use in your split-screen section.

2) Press “Windows + Right or Left arrow key”. The arrow key depends on which side of the screen you want to show your first app.

3) Now your app is shown to half of the screen.

4) And now drag your other app with help of a mouse to the blank space as we did in the earlier method.

To use 3 or 4 split screens simply drag them using with the help of a mouse as we did earlier.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Shortcut to use the Split screen on your Windows 10 Laptop

“Windows button + Right/Left arrow” This shortcut allows you to split the screen into two parts.

After this, you’ll see recent apps on the other blank half which you can use for your 2nd app.

You can view two pages side by side on your Laptop simply using the Split-screen feature.

Press the “Windows button + Right/Left arrow” to shift your one page towards the half side of your screen.

Now you can use another half for your 2nd page so that you can view two pages simultaneously side by side.


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