In this tutorial, you will learn how to do split screen on Mac. Split screen allows you to view and work with two applications side by side, making multitasking more efficient. Whether you want to compare documents, reference information while writing an email, or simply have multiple windows open at once, split screen is a useful feature that can greatly enhance your productivity.
Step 1: Activate Split Screen
To activate split screen on your Mac, follow these steps:
- Step 1.1: Open the applications you want to use in split screen mode.
- Step 1.2: Click and hold the green maximize button in the upper-left corner of one of the application windows.3: Release the mouse or trackpad button.
Your screen will now enter split screen mode, with the application window you selected taking up one half of the screen.
Step 2: Choose the Second Application
The next step is to choose the second application that you want to use in split screen mode:
- Step 2.1: Move your cursor to the top of the screen to reveal the menu bar.
- Step 2.2: Click on another open application’s window or its icon in the Dock.
The second application will now be displayed in split screen mode alongside the first application.
If you have multiple windows open for a single application, such as multiple browser tabs or different documents in an editor, you can also select one of those windows for split screen mode instead of choosing a different application.
Adjusting Window Size in Split Screen Mode
Once you have entered split screen mode, you can adjust the size of each application window:
- Step 1: Move your cursor to the center of the screen.
- Step 2: The cursor will change to a double-sided arrow.
- Step 3: Click and drag the cursor to resize the windows.
You can adjust the windows to your preferred size by dragging the divider left or right. This allows you to give more space to one application if needed.
Exiting Split Screen Mode
To exit split screen mode and return to single-window view, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Move your cursor to the top of either application window in split screen mode.
- Step 2: Click on the green maximize button in the upper-left corner of that window.
The window will return to its original size, and split screen mode will be deactivated.
Congratulations! You now know how to do split screen on your Mac.
With this feature, you can boost your productivity by multitasking with ease. Take advantage of split screen mode whenever you need to work with multiple applications side by side!