Whether it’s for work or not, there are times when you need to have several windows open in Microsoft Windows 10. By having those windows open, it makes whatever it is you’re doing a lot easier.
But, what if you need several windows open? How can you go about opening several windows without having to add another monitor? The following tips will show you what you need to do to open those additional windows and how to move them around.
How to Enable Snap Assist
Don’t worry, the Snap Assist feature is already integrated into your Windows computer. There is no need to install any additional software. You’ll need to enable the feature since it’s what will help you place those windows in the right place, it’s not on by default.
To turn it on go to:
After enabling the feature, open four windows or so. Drag and drop one of those windows to a corner. Once it’s in its place, you can use the Windows and arrows keys (without letting go of the Windows key) to do things such as have the window take up a full side of the screen or move it to different areas.
Repeat these steps for the second window, and as a result, the Corner Snap feature is turned on. After this, the possibility to fit in the remaining window will appear.
How to Open Two Windows Side-by-Side
When you turn on your computer, one window is opened automatically. To reduce the size of the window, click on the square on the top-right of the window.
Place the window on either side of the display. Now, place the cursor on the corner of the window and click and then drag it to adjust the size. Once you’ve set one window, click on the three dots near the top right, and choose the Open new window option.
When the new window appears, follow the same adjustment instructions you did for the first one. By placing the cursor on the corner of a window, you’ll notice how the cursor will change to a double-sided arrow. When that happens, click and without letting go drag the window to the size you want.
To add a third window, click on the window you want to reduce in size and press the Windows and up key. If you have any windows open, you’ll be able to see them in the remaining empty space.
The window that is selected will have a white frame around it. To choose that one, press enter. If you want to select another, use the arrow keys to move between them.
The Manual Way to Split Your Windows Screen
If you don’t feel like using the Snap feature, you can always just open the number of windows you need and place them in their respective corners. By putting the cursor on the edge of the window, the cursor will turn into a double-sided arrow that will help you adjust the size.
Having more than one window open can make things a lot easier. Especially if what you’re doing is work-related, by having a few windows open, you can easily compare things. How many windows do you usually have open? Let me know in the comments below.