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Handy Tech Trick

Learn how to effectively use your screen space with

SNAP ASSIST

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If you’re using windows 10, you can use all of your screen real estate effectively with this handy trick

 

Step 1: Open two programs you wish to use at the same time.

Example: Google Chrome and Microsoft Office

 

Step 2: Locate the windows key on your keyboard

Press the Windows key and either the left or the right arrow key at the same time.

 

Step 3: A translucent outline of where it will snap to will appear. If you’re happy with it, let go and your window will be snapped into place. If you have other windows or applications open, when you snap your chosen window, you’ll be presented with a number of options for what to fill the other half of the screen with. Click on one, and it will automatically snap into place opposite the other window.

 

Once you’ve placed your windows, you can easily resize them by dragging the divider. There’s a limit to how thin a window can be, though, to help you avoid creating windows that are so small that they’re useless.

Snapping more than two windows

If you have a large, or high-resolution display, you can take advantage of all of that extra screen real estate by snapping more than two windows. Corner Snap, as it’s known, lets you snap into place as many as four different windows.

Step 1: Drag and drop your first window into the corner you want to snap it to. Alternatively, press the Windows key and left or right arrow, followed by the up or down arrow.

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Step 2: Do the same with a second window on the same side and you will have two snapped into place. Corner Snap is then activated, and much like when snapping just one window, you’ll be given the option to fill the empty space with a third.

Step 3: To bring the fourth window into play, drag the third window into the corner and then select another application from Snap Assist to complete your four-window setup.