Google didn't pass up the chance to provide brand-new features for its desktop operating system when Chrome OS launched its 100th version earlier this year. Among these were a redesigned Chrome OS launcher and a built-in screen recording tool for Chrome OS.
Google has included a new Partial Split option that works similarly to Windows 11's Snap Layouts.
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Google didn't pass up the chance to provide brand-new features for its desktop operating system whenChrome OS launchedits 100th version earlier this year. Among these were a redesigned Chrome OS launcher and a built-in screen recording tool for Chrome OS.
Now, Google has included a new Partial Split option that works similarly to Windows 11's Snap Layouts. With a single click, you can easily split the screen on your Chromebook and work with two windows side by side. So, in this post, we'll go through 5 various ways to split screen on a Chromebook to help you multitask with ease.
We've included five distinct techniques to snap windows and divide the screen in different places in this tutorial. One of them necessitates the use of the new Partial Split Chrome setting, as well as the"Always on top" capability. On that point,
Let us get started :
1. Chromebook Split Screen with the Maximize Button
The Maximize button has other functions in addition to maximising and returning the window size. You may use it to divide your Chromebook's screen. This is how you do it.
Step 1 : Click and hold the "Maximize" button in the title bar of an open window. On the left and right edges of the maximise button, an arrow indicator will show. Simply move the window to the left side, and it will snap to the left side.
Step 2 : Repeat the process for the second window. Click and drag the "Maximize" button to the right. And there you have it: you've successfully divided the screen on your Chromebook. You may now see two windows simultaneously.
Step 1 : While in an active window, press "Shift + [" to snap the window to the left side.
Step 2 :Click a window to make it active, then press "Shift +]" to snap it to the right side of your Chromebook's screen. You can rapidly divide the screen on your Chromebook this way.
Step 3 : To resize the window in split-screen mode, move the mouse cursor to the middle of the two windows. Right there, a slider will appear. Now, hold and drag the slider to the desired side to automatically resize the windows.
4. How to Split Screen on a Chromebook with a Touchscreen
Touch gestures may be used to divide the screen on a Chrome OS tablet or a touchscreen Chromebook in tent or tablet mode. It functions similarly to touchpad gestures, but with a few additional features. Here's how to put it to use.
Step 1 : To open the overview menu, execute a one-finger swipe up and hold, similar to Android phone movements. Press and hold the window of your choosing while dragging it to the left or right.
Step 2 : The screen will then be divided into two windows if you tap on the second window on the other side.
Step 3 : You may also open new programmes in split-screen mode on your Chromebook by swiping up from the Shelf (Taskbar).
Step 4 : Aside from that, you may swiftly switch between windows on each side. Simply swipe up on each side with one finger to pick a different window.
5. Using Windows 11-Like Snap Layouts on a Chromebook
Snap Layouts, which allows you to easily snap windows to multiple places on your screen, is one of Windows 11's greatest innovations. Google has been working on a similar window-snapping functionality dubbed "Partial Split" in response. The functionality is now available on all Chrome OS channels, including Stable, Beta, and Dev (Chrome OS 105 or above). However, it is still buried behind several Chrome settings, so you must manually activate Partial Split on your Chromebook. This is how you do it.
Step 1 : Check that your Chromebook is running Chrome OS 105 or above. Then, launch Chrome and enter the address shown below. Select the feature from the drop-down menu.
Step 2 : Next, copy and paste the address below to activate this option as well. It will enable the "Stay on top" option in the Partial Split menu. To implement the modifications, click "Restart."
Step 3 : Simply hover the mouse pointer above the "Maximize" button once logged in, and the Partial Split option will display practically instantaneously. On your Chromebook, you may split the screen in half, partial, or full-screen mode. There's also the "float on top" option, which allows you to put a window on top of everything.
Chromebooks allow you to easily multitask with many windows. So those are the five strategies you may use to manage many windows on your Chromebook at the same time. Another wonderful multi-tasking split-screen feature coming to all Chromebooks is Partial Split. We're waiting for the functionality to be made available to more people. Meanwhile, you may snap your windows using keyboard keys and touchpad motions. You may read our in-depth post to discover more such Chromebook tips and techniques. And if you're wondering how to screenshot on a Chromebook, we've got you covered there, too. Finally, please leave your questions in the comments area below.
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