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Windows 7: split screen


18 Jan 2010   #1

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split screen

How do I set up a split screen for viewing 2 windows at the same time?


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18 Jan 2010   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skostro View Post
How do I set up a split screen for viewing 2 windows at the same time?


Hope this helps






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18 Jan 2010   #3
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Hello Skostro,

You can also use Show windows stacked or Show windows side by side from right clicking on the taskbar or the shortcuts here to do so.

Show Windows Stacked or Side by Side - Create Shortcuts - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 May 2011   #4

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Just bought my new Asus computer with Windows 7. First question I had was how to split the screen. Found the forum and the answer immediately. Thanks a bunch Brink.
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24 May 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

GridMove is another option to consider...
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25 May 2011   #6

 
 

And of course there is the Windows 7 Aero Snap (Docking) feature! There's a ton of information on Google as to how to do side by side windows, but here's some general directions:

First, be sure your Aero Snap setting is enabled (which is the default), and make sure your windows are not "maximized" to fill the screen. (If a window is maximized, click the "Restore" button near the upper-right corner of the window.)

After that, all you need to do is grab the edges of your windows and resize them, and grab the Title Bar to move them around. You can arrange them any way you like.

If, for example, you'd like to have two application windows tiled on your screen, so each is occupying half the screen, one on the left and one on the right, here's how you can use Aero Snap to get two of them side by side, left and right:

1. Open the first application.

2. Ensure it is not maximized by pressing the "Restore" button (as noted above). It will become smaller and you'll be able to see the Desktop around it.

3. Now move your mouse to the Title Bar at the top of the window, click the mouse and drag that window to the left edge of the screen. Keep dragging until the mouse reaches the edge of the screen and you'll see the outline of the window jump out to the center of the screen. Release the mouse button. The application will now be automatically sized to fill only half the screen.

4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the second application.

5. Drag it, as in step 3, but this time to the RIGHT side of the screen.

Voila, two windows tiled side by side on your screen. To return them to their original size and shape, just drag them off the edge again.
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25 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Expanding on the above post by Imperfect1:

You don't even need to have the window 'restored' - even if it's maximised, you can just drag it from the top and over to a side. That's what I love about the new system - you can just pick up a window and drag it anytime.
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13 Jun 2011   #8

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I can't get 2 files opened at the same. ie, two excel files. When I open the second file, it just replaces the first file. I would like to view the two excel files side by side.
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13 Jun 2011   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skostro View Post
I can't get 2 files opened at the same. ie, two excel files. When I open the second file, it just replaces the first file. I would like to view the two excel files side by side.
Just click on the ArrangeAll icon and all of your open MS Office windows will appear on the screen ---- (so if you just want to see 2 at one time, be sure to close any other open windows).
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14 Jun 2011   #10

windows 7
 
 

Where is the ArrangeAll icon?
When I open multiple word files, they open in a staggered stack (which is fine). But when I open excel files they open one on top of each other, and I can't figure out how to seperate them.
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