How to Use the Window Snapping Feature in Windows 10

Two Methods:Using a Computer MouseUsing a Computer Keyboard

With the new Windows 10, Microsoft has improved the support for the Windows Snap feature. Windows Snap can be useful, especially for multitasking whilst using two Windows at a time.

Method 1
Using a Computer Mouse

  1. 1
    Drag the title bar of a Window to the left side of the screen. Wait until an outline of the 'snapped' Window appears, and release. This will now snap the Window to the left side of the screen, freeing up half of the screen's space.
  2. 2
    Drag the title bar of a Window to the right side of the screen. Wait until an outline of the 'snapped' Window appears, and release. This will now snap the Window to the right side of the screen, freeing up half of the screen's space.
  3. 3
    Drag the title bar of a 'floating' Window to the top of the screen. Wait until an outline of the maximized Window appears, and release. This will now maximize the 'floating' Window.

Method 2
Using a Computer Keyboard

  1. 1
    Press Win+ while inside a Window. This will now snap the Window to the left side of the screen, freeing up half the screen's space.
  2. 2
    Press Win+ while inside a Window. This will now snap the Window to the right side of the screen, freeing up half the screen's space.

Sources and Citations

  • Microsoft. "Arrange Windows Side by Side on the Desktop Using Snap." Support - Windows Help. Microsoft, 2015. Web. 20 Aug. 2015.

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