Complete Guide to Use Split View on Mac Running macOS Mojave or High Sierra

Want to get the most out of the Split View? Read on to enable and use Split View on Mac running macOS Mojave or High Sierra to elegantly use two apps side-by-side.

“Split View” pretty much sums up an old saying, “Kill two birds with one stone.” As the name suggests, the feature splits the screen between two apps on your Mac and allows you to use them simultaneously. The feature was introduced with High Sierra and is continued in Mojave as well.

Let’s say you are researching on some financial documents over the internet and need to copy paste certain data to Excel sheet. Earlier, you need to toggle between apps to copy paste data. But with the Split screen mode, you can have your Safari browser open in half of the screen, while Excel in the other half. This increases your productivity by a noticeable margin.

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If you are new to Split Screen, this ultimate guide is for you. Here we have covered almost every aspect of the feature. So sit back and read through all the different ways to use Split View:

How to Use Split View On Mac in macOS Mojave or High Sierra

How to Enable Split View Mode 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 Windows in Split View Mode

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 to 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.

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To show or hide the 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 Exit Split Screen 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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