How To Split Screen on Chromebook: If you are a Chromebook user, you want to have two windows open at the same time on your Chromebook may be so that you can copy and paste from one of the other or so you can have the information from both available to see at the same time, Don’t worry. So here we show different methods to use various two applications in the open on your Chromebook. A split-screen setup can help you get more work done on a Chromebook and might be a simple and more accessible format if you find yourself switching back and forth between windows and applications. Then here we give four different easy methods to split your Chromebook’s screen,
- From the overview screen
- Drag and drop
- Using a Keyboard shortcut
- Use the maximize or restore option
Method 1: From The Overview Screen
The show windows button is located at the F5 spot on your keyboard. It is the key with a rectangle and two horizontal lines to the right. Pressing the button displays the chrome overview mode, where you will find all open applications, windows, and desktops on your Chromebook. You can move applications into a multi-window setup from the overview screen. Just follow the below steps. It shows how it’s done,
- Launch the application you want to use in split-screen mode
- Press the show windows key on your Chromebook’s screen (this key is located at the F5 spot)
- Otherwise, swipe up the three-hand fingers on the trackpad, and you should see a card deck of all active applications
- Drag one of the applications to the section of the screen that reads drag here to use split-screen
- First, move the primary application to the left or right edge of the screen. It’s your choice
- After that, click or drag the second application to the free space on the other side of your Chromebook’s display.
Method 2: Drag and Drop
This is another easy way to organize double applications in a side-by-side setup on your Chromebook. Follow the instructions below to get it done,
- Click and drag the title bar of the first application to the left or right edge of your Chromebook’s display.
- Release the application when you see a transparent highlight that occupies 50% of the screen. You dragged the application.
- That should automatically dock the application into the left of the right half of the screen.
- Launch the second application and drag it by the title bar into the unoccupied section of the screen.
- If it occupies the whole screen, tap the minimize icon to resize the application windows.
- Otherwise, you may be unable to drag the application into a split-screen setup.
- Release the window when the transparent highlight covers the section on which you want to place the application.
- Both applications should now be docked side by side, each taking up 50% screen space.
Method 3: Using Keyboard Shortcut
You can have two applications in a multi-window arrangement on your Chromebook in a few clicks. Follow the below guidelines,
- Open any of the two applications you want to use in split-screen mode
- Press the Alt + [ key to immediately dock the application in the left half of the screen.
- If you want the first application on the right edge of the screen, hit the Alt key and the right bracket that means Alt + ]
- Now, open the second application and use the same keyboard shortcut to dock the application in the other half of your Chromebook display.
- You docked the first application in the other half of your Chromebook display.
- Now let’s say you docked the first application to the left side half of the screen and then launched the second application.
- Now, press the Alt + ] key to move the second application to the other half.
- If you dock the first application on the right edge, open the second application and press the Alt +[ key to fix the window into the left side edge of the screen.
Method 4: Use The Maximize button
This method is also used to modify the window size, and it can also be used to position applications into a split-screen arrangement on the chrome operating system.
- Open your first application. Now tap and hold the maximize or restore icon located in the left top corner of your Chromebook’s screen.
- You should see two arrows to the left and right of the icon.
- While holding the maximize icon move the cursor to the left-facing arrow to dock the application to the left-facing hand to dock the application to the left half of the screen.
- Alternatively, move the cursor to the right-facing arrow to end the application to the right half of the screen.
- Now open the second application and follow the above process to send the window to the other half of your Chromebook.
We give different methods to do split screen on Chromebook at the end of the article. By using this method, you can efficiently work on two other applications simultaneously. I hope this post undoubtedly helps all Chromebook users. So friends, if your like this post, then share this with your friends and relatives. Thank you.
1. What the keyboard shortcut for the split-screen is?
Ans: Windows ket + left arrow key and windows button + right arrow button. Both key combinations cycle the position of an application through the left or right centre screen and then left or right when pressed repeatedly in sequence.
2. How Does a Split-screen monitor work?
Ans: It works as a single device with multi applications or screens running on a single operating system. When you move the cursor, it will slide between monitors seamlessly. You can also drag documents, browsers and other windows back and forth between the monitors.