How to Split Screen on Mac? Use Two Apps on Mac

Split View on your Mac || Use Two Apps on Mac

With split view, you see two apps full screen, side by side without having to manually move and resize windows.

Here’s how to use it for distraction-free multitasking.

Before going to detail discussion of enters split-view there is a small announcement that is depending on the different versions of Mac the splitting method may vary. If below mention methods are not work on your device go to the “Apple menu” > “System Preferences” click “Mission Control” and make sure that “Display have separate Spaces” is selected.

Split Screen on Mac

  • To enter Split View from the desktop, hold down the green full-screen button in the upper-left corner of an app window.
  • Once the window shrinks, drag it to the left or right side of the screen.
  • Your desktop will resize to the other half of the screen showing all your other open windows.
  • Now click another app to use both windows side by side.

Split macOS Catalina

  • To enter Split View from the desktop, hold down the green full-screen button in the upper-left corner of an app window.
  • Select the “Tile Window to Left of Screen” or “Tile Window to right of Screen” form menu bar depending upon your requirement. The window then dills that side of the display.
  • Click another window on the other side of the screen to being using both windows side by side.

Work on Split View

  • If you changed your mind about which side you want each app on, you can drag one window’s toolbar to the opposite side and they’ll swap places.
  • If you want one app to take up more of the screen, you can drag the vertical line between the windows.
  • Show the menu bar by moving the pointer to the top of the screen.

To view another app or the desktop while in Split View, swipe with four fingers on your trackpad. In some versions of macOS, you can do this with three fingers instead of four. And to go back to your Split View window, just make a four-finger swipe again.

To exit, you can swipe up with four fingers to open Mission Control and then click the expand arrow in the upper left of your split window to return to your desktop just as it was before.

Exit Split View

  • Drag the mouse to words at the top of the screen to access or reveal the window buttons.
  • Tap on the green full-screen button in either window, then window exits split view.

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