If you own an iPad, you know everything about Split View. This handy multitasking feature lets you put two apps side by side on the same screen. For new Mac users, this feature is also available on macOS. Calling and quitting is super easy and makes working on your Mac more efficient.
How to use Split View, or split screen, on your MacBook.
Access Split View on your Mac
ways to open Split View on your Mac; by using the app's full-screen button or using Mission Control.
Use the app's full screen button to enter Split View
1) Click and hold the green, full screen button in the upper left of the app window.
2) While is still holding slide the app to shady area on the screen and release.
3) The second area of the screen will show your other open apps. Click to select the app you want in Split View with the first one.
And there you go! You are ready to work in Split View on your Mac. And if you want, you can drag the line between the apps left or right to adjust the size.
Use Mission Control to open Split View
If you already have an app in full screen mode, you can still place another one next to Mission Control.
1) Leave the app in full screen mode as it is.
2) Swipe upwards with three fingers on your trackpad to open Mission Control .
3) You should see your open apps in the center. Take the app you want in Split View with the second one, drag it to the top, put it over the top of the first app, and release it.
4) You'll see the second app pop-in next to the first in the thumbnail. Click on the thumbnail .
That's it! You should now have both apps open in Split View.
Exit Split View
No matter how you arrive at the split screen, you leave it the same way. Select one of the apps you have opened and move the cursor to the top to see the window buttons. Click the green full screen button .
The second app stays in full screen view while just clicking will return to normal size. You can then switch between them as you normally would.
Split View is a handy feature for a variety of situations. Maybe you write a research paper with Pages and Safari open together, or write an email for an event with email and calendar open. Whatever the case may be, Split View can be a great time saver.
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