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How to Enable Split View on Mac: Boost Your Multitasking

How to Enable Split View on Mac

When it comes to multitasking, seamless interaction plays a vital role in enhancing workflow. It not only cuts down lagging but also makes the whole process super convenient.

Ensuring you can comfortably work on two apps side-by-side, macOS comes with a productivity feature called “Split View mode.” Whenever you want to carry out multiple tasks like browsing in Safari and making quick Notes at once, make sure to enable Split View on your Mac. Ditto, it would keep your workflow smooth, by removing unnecessary hopping. Let’s get started!

How to Activate Split Screen Mode on macOS

Note: Before we start, ensure that your Mac is running OS X El Capitan or later. Keep in mind not all the apps support Split View. If an app isn’t compatible with this multitasking feature, you will see a zoom button in place of a full-screen button.

Step #1. Assuming you have already opened apps or browser windows on your Mac.

Simply hold the full-screen button at the top left of the screen. When the window shrinks, you need to drag it on the right or left side of the screen.

Simply hold full-screen button to Activate Mac Split screen mode

Drag the app on right or left side of Mac screen

Step #2. Now, you have to release the button and then click on the preferred window.

Enable Split View on Mac

You can also invoke the Split Screen from Mission Control. Just press the F3 button to open Mission Control and then you have to drag a window on the thumbnail of the full-screen app located at the top of the screen.

That’s it! Now, both the apps will be placed side-by-side, and a divider will appear between them. Go ahead and work on them simultaneously.

How to Use Two Apps Side By Side in Split View on macOS

Based on your need, you can ideally adjust the windows to ensure they perfectly fit into your needs.

  • To swap a window: Simply drag it on the preferred side
  • Adjust the window width: Hover over the pointer on the vertical line and then drag it towards left or right to fine-tune the width

When you are in the Split View mode, you can switch to other apps by taking the help of Mission Control (F3 button) or swiping left or right on the trackpad with four fingers.

We have made a complete guide about mastering Split Screen on the latest macOS version. To find out more about this multi-tasking feature, head over here.

How to Disable Split View on macOS

It’s pretty simple to exit Split Screen on macOS. All you have to do is just hover over the pointer over the full-screen button and then click on it.

Exit Split View on macOS

There you go!

Wrapping Up…

It’s indeed a highly user-friendly feature from the multitasking perspective. I always take advantage of it to speed up my task or for that matter keep the workflow smooth. That’s the reason why it’s my favorite pick along with Picture-In-Picture mode.

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