Open 2 Windows Side-by-Side

 

How to Open 2 Application Windows Side-By-Side

 

You can either download the PDF link in blue below (and print it out if you need a paper copy):

How to Open 2 Application Windows Side-By-Side

OR

You can read follow the steps and follow the pictures below.

 

 

There are MANY times where you are going to need to have 2 application windows open on your computer screen at the same time.  For example, one Google Chrome window is open on the left side of your screen with your online textbook while a second Chrome window is open on the right side with a Google Form based on a chapter in the book.

 

 

YOU HAVE SEVERAL WAYS TO DO THIS!

 

Option #1: Use a Google Chrome Extension

Please note that these Chrome Extensions will ONLY work to split-screen your Google Chrome Tabs into different Chrome Windows
(they will NOT work with other applications like the Zoom Client, a Microsoft Office program, or a different web browser)

 

OR

  • Dualless – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dualless/bgdpkilkheacbboffppjgceiplijhfpd 
    • BOTH the Tab Resize and the Dualless Chrome extensions allow you to split one Google Chrome window with several tabs open into two separate Chrome windows – each taking up half of your screen – YOU ONLY NEED TO INSTALL ONE OF THEM!
    • This is very useful when you have to watch a Zoom class in one window and work on an assignment in another window at the same time

Tab Resize Logo     OR      Dualless Logo

 

 

Option #2: Use Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Chrome OS (Chromebooks):

  • Holding “Alt” key + “]” key moves the window you are currently working in to cover the right half of the screen
  • Holding “Alt” key + “[“ key moves the window you are currently working in to cover the left half of the screen

Chromebook Alt +[]

image courtesy of https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/snap-windows-chrome-os

 

Microsoft Windows: Open 2 Application Windows (both windows can be the same app)

  • Holding the “Windows Key” + clicking the “Right Arrow –>” button once moves the window you’re looking at to cover the right half of the screen.

  • Holding the “Windows Key” + clicking the “Left Arrow <–” button once moves the window you’re looking at to cover the left half of the screen.

 

Windows + Arrow Keys

image courtesy of https://www.firmofthefuture.com/content/5-five-second-quickbooks-online-tips/

 

Mac OS X: 

  • You can click and hold the maximize button on a window to put it into split-screen mode.

 

 

 

Option #3: Use the Mouse

 

01 Title

02 Open Form

03 Open PDF in New Window

04 Restore Down Form

05 Drag Sides of Form

06 Restore Down PDF

07 Drag Sides of PDF

08 Two Windows Side-By-Side