How to Use Split View on Mac Running macOS High Sierra

Want to get most out of Split View? Read on to enable and use Split View on Mac running macOS High Sierra to elegantly use two apps at once.

“Split View” pretty much sums up an old saying, “Kill two birds with one stone.” Using Split View on your Mac in macOS High Sierra on you can comfortably work with two apps simultaneously.

So, while browsing the web, you can navigate through your Excel sheet. Even better, you have the complete freedom to customize the Split View to suit your needs better.

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How to Use Split View on Mac Running macOS High Sierra

How to Use Split View On Mac in macOS High Sierra

How to Enable Split View on Mac

Step #1. First off, open the two apps that you want to use in Split View.

Open Two Apps you Want to Use in Split View on Mac

Step #2. Then, click and hold the green button at the top-left corner of an app window.

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Click on Green Maximize Button to Enable Split View on Mac

Step #3. Next, you have to drag the window to the side you want to keep and then release the button.

Enable Split View on Mac in macOS High Sierra

Step #4. Now, click the second app you wish to work with.

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Use Split View on Mac Running macOS High Sierra

How to Enter Split View Using Mission Control on Mac

It’s quite straightforward to trigger Split View using Mission Control.

Note: Make sure the apps you want to use in Split View are in fullscreen, else, it won’t work.

Step #1. Open the two apps you want to use in Split View and then click on the full screen button.

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Step #2. Now, you need to press Control+Up Arrow. Or you can swipe up with three or four fingers) to invoke Mission Control.

Step #3. Next, you have to drag a window from Mission Control onto the thumbnail of the full-screen app in the Spaces bar. Additionally, simply drag one app thumbnail onto another in the Spaces bar to work with both the apps in Split View.

Drag and Drop Apps to Enter Split View on Mac

Enter Split View using Mission Control on Mac

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How to Resize Split View Windows

To resize the windows in Split View, simply drag the separator bar, which is in the middle to the left or right.
Drag Separator Bar in Split View on MacResize Split View Windows on Mac

How to Change Sides of Windows in Split View on Mac

In order to change the sides of the window, you need drag the window to the other side.

Drag Window from Mac Split ViewHow to Change Sides of Windows in Split View on Mac

Note: Just in case the toolbar is hidden, click the window and then move the pointer to the top of the screen.

To show or hide menu bar in Split View, you need to move the pointer to or away from the top of the screen and click to access an app’s menu.

Drag the Pointer to the Top of Split View Window on MacShow and Hide the Menu Bar in Split View on Mac

How to Show Or Hide the Dock in Split View on Mac

To show or hide the dock in Split View, you need to move the pointer to or away from the bottom or side of the screen; based on the Dock’s location.

Drag the Mouse Pointer to the Botton to View Dock in Split View on Mac

How to Show Or Hide the Dock in Split View on Mac

How to Disable Split View on Mac

If you don’t want to use an app in Split View, just click its window. When the menu bar shows up, click the green button in the top-left corner of the window or simply press Control+Command+F.

Disable Split View on Mac

Now, the other app will expand to full screen, and you can access it in the Spaces bar.

That’s all there is to it!

Your turn:

What’s your take on Split View? Isn’t it an excellent feature for enhancing productivity? Shoot your thoughts in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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