How to Use Split View on a Mac

How to Use Split View on a Mac


Using Split View on a Mac can be an incredibly helpful way to multitask and increase productivity. Split View allows users to easily place two apps side-by-side and interact with them simultaneously. This feature is available on Macs with macOS Catalina or later, so if you have a supported device, keep reading to find out how to use it!

Get started with Split View

Split View is a great way to open and work with two or more documents at the same time. It allows you to easily switch back and forth between documents, or display data from multiple sources in one layout. To use Split View, begin by opening the windows you would like to tile together. Look for the three coloured dots located in the upper left corner of each window — red, yellow, and green — these control the window. Hover your cursor over the Green dot and press down on it. A list of options will appear including entering Full Screen view  as well as tiling a window either to the left or right side of your display. Select whichever option works best for your needs, and watch as it automatically fills up that portion of your monitor with what’s inside that separate window or document. With Split View it’s easier than ever to multitask effectively regardless of what type of applications you’re dealing with.

Adjusting Split View

Split View is a useful feature of MacOS which allows users to work on two apps concurrently while still remaining organized. Using Split View, you can keep your apps side by side and view both of them at the same time. The screen features a movable black divider line that can be adjusted by clicking and dragging it left or right to modify the split. This adjustable division of the screen is particularly helpful when dealing with a bulky webpage or spreadsheet, as it allows for more space for each app whilst keeping the interface orderly.

Additionally, users can switch their existing set up of apps if they prefer the windows are located on different sides of the screen. This is easily done by clicking and holding onto the Title Bar — that would be the topmost area where you would enter an app’s name — of an app and dragging it over to the desired position; thus allowing both app windows to instantly switch places. However, keep in mind that some Apps such as Apple’s Photos have minimum width limitations so don’t expect too much from them when adjusting Split View.

Split View options

For Mac users looking for a way to manage their workspace, the Split View option is one of the most useful and versatile tools available. With this feature, users can easily move windows around their screen or organize them into two sides using the zoom function. To access additional options, hold down the Option (or Alt) key and click the Green button located in the top-left corner of the window. This will provide you with three new options: zoom, move the window to the left side of the screen, and move the window to the right side of the screen.

The difference between tiling a window and moving it is not too far off — tiling hides the Dock and menu bar altogether, while moving does neither; furthermore when you only move a window to either side of your display no movable black bar will appear as it does when entering split view, thus signifying that you don’t need to pair a second app for it to work. This makes it perfect for anybody who wants quick access to multiple windows at once but doesn’t have time to mess around with full screen modes or window managers.

Window snapping

Window snapping is a feature that many Mac users have been waiting long for. Now with macOS, users can take advantage of the same window snapping they are used to on Windows 10. To use window snapping, click and drag a window to one of the four sides or four corners of your display. As soon as you start this process, a translucent box will appear in front of it indicating the shape it will occupy once you release the mouse button. After releasing the mouse button, the window automatically snaps itself into place according to whatever specifications were made by dragging it into certain positions.

The last version of macOS – Catalina – provides even more options for window snapping capabilities so users can enjoy finer control over their windows positions. By dragging a window into a corner, users can have it take up 25% of their entire screen so they can always get optimal utilization out of their display space. This feature makes working with multiple windows easier and more comfortable as you no longer have to guess how much space each window should take up to be productive and efficient.

Mac screen split issue?

Using split-screen mode can be a great way to multitask on a Mac. However, if it isn’t functioning properly, it can be frustrating. To troubleshoot this issue, there are several easy steps you can take.

The first step is to make sure you’re not currently in fullscreen mode. Split screen only works from the normal windowed view, so simply exiting the fullscreen view should solve the problem. If the issue persists, opening System Preferences and navigating to Mission Control is necessary. There should be an option called “Displays have separate Spaces”. If it’s disabled, enabling it will usually resolve the issue. Note that this feature requires MacOS 10.11 or later; if your software is earlier version than that, you’ll need to update to use split-screen mode. Mac Split View is an excellent way to manage multiple windows at once. It allows you to open two full-screen apps side by side, which makes multitasking and working with multiple documents much easier.