How to split screen on Windows 10 or Windows 11

If you’re the hyperactive type that likes to juggle as much work as your brain can handle at any given time, then splitting your Windows screen into two or more parts might be for you.

If you’ve shared your screen on Windows, you can easily perform multiple tasks – one screen at a time. In this article, we dive into the exact method you need to follow to easily share your screen on Windows. So let’s start.

How to share the screen on your Windows PC

Both popular versions of Windows – Windows 10 and Windows 11 – support the ability to split your screen into two or more parts. Moreover, the process to do so is almost similar in both. So unless otherwise noted, you can assume that one method applies to others as well.

To start sharing your screen on a Windows computer, you first need to make sure you have enabled the screen sharing feature on your displays in the first place. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Go to start menu Search bar, type “Settings” and select the best match.
  • Go to multitasking and turn on the switch for snap window.

two screens

If you are using Windows 11, the process is only slightly different. Go to Settings menu System > Multitaskingand switch to the from there snap windows Switch.

Multitasking Settings

Now that you’ve enabled the Snap feature, let’s look at the different ways to start sharing your screen.

To split your Windows screen in two, drag a window to a corner of the screen and drop it there; Once you do this, the window will snap into the corner and your screen will be successfully split in two.

Additionally, if you have multiple windows open at the same time, as soon as you flip a window aside, you’ll see an option to choose your second window from all the remaining windows. It will look something like this:

Divide your screen into three parts

If you split your Windows screen into three different parts, you get something like this:

How you do that? The process remains the same until you’ve snapped a window to the corner. From there, all you have to do is drag any of the available windows from the other side to the top or bottom corner of the open corner of the screen.

Divide the screen into three parts

Once you do that, you’ll get options to select your third window (if you have more than three windows open) from the last corner. Doing this will successfully split your window into three separate screens.

Divide the Windows screen into four parts

Finally, let’s look at how to split your screen into four parts. In short, all you have to do is drag and drop your window into four different corners and that’s it – your screen will be successfully split into four different parts.

Snap Layouts – A new Windows 11 feature

Snap layouts are a new feature in Windows 11 that help you snap your Windows screen in a variety of ways. The snap layout feature is limited to Windows 11 and can be accessed by simply hovering over the maximize windows feature or simply pressing Windows key + Z Shortcut.

Once you do this you will see a transparent option to select a new snap from the multiple options there. Click on a single snap and your selected window will be resized to fit one page, with an option to adjust the second or third window (if open) accordingly.

Snap layout feature

Snap layout feature

Share your Windows screen through shortcuts

Being Windows, it’s almost always the case that when you need to do something, it can be done with just a keyboard shortcut. The case isn’t much different when you share your screen.

Go to any active window and press the Windows key along with either the To the right or Left Arrow; When you do this, your active screen will snap to the left or right side of your screen. If you want to rearrange your windows like before, all you have to do is press the button Windows key along with high or Low arrow key.

If you want to split your screen into two or more sections, you need to follow relatively similar processes. For each active window, press the Windows key along with Left or To the right Key. Then press that too Windows key with the high or Low also keys; Now move your window up or down. After snapping a screen to a corner, you can drag other windows to fill the remaining space.

Split your Windows screens into different parts

Dividing your Windows screen into different parts can help you stay organized while multitasking—as organized as anyone can get while multitasking.

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