Do you want to split the screen between multiple windows on your Chromebook? Here are three ways to split your screen in Chrome OS.
Chromebooks tend to have small screens. Wouldn't it be nice to have windows side by side? You can share your Chromebook's screen. But it's not as easy as it sounds.
1. Drag and drop
To tile a window on the left or right of your screen, you can drag and drop it. Just grab the window with the menu bar and drag it to the left or right edge of your screen.
You will see an outline of the window showing how it will appear. Release the mouse button and the window fills half of the screen, similar to window behavior in Windows 10.
This mode is useful when you need to reference one document while working on the other on the same screen.
2. Using the maximize button
You can also tile windows side by side using the Maximize button. Just click and hold the button in the top right corner. Two arrows appear to the left and right of the button. Hover over one of them while holding down the mouse button and you'll see the same outline as you would when dragging and dropping. When you release the button, the window will move to that side of the screen.
3. Using keyboard shortcuts
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to split the screen and move windows. the Alt + ( and Alt +) Shortcuts move a window to the right or left side of the screen. Not only will it split the screen, it will also move windows that have already been tiled. And it's faster than using the mouse.
Now you're ready to share the screen on a Chromebook
You may have seen users split the screen on other systems such as Windows, macOS, or Linux desktop environments to display windows side by side. But have you wondered how you can do the same on a Chromebook?
Now that you know how easy it is to do this with mouse and keyboard shortcuts, you can use it to make working with multiple windows easier.
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