How To Use Split View On Your Mac

Split View allows you to use Full Screen mode but with two apps instead of just one. You start Split View by holding the green button on one window and then choosing the left or right side. Then you click on another app to place it on the other side. The Split View screen acts as a Desktop and can be accessed from Mission Control. You can exit Split View by using the green button again on one of the two apps, which leaves the other app behind in Full Screen mode. But there is a way to exit Split View and return both apps to normal mode at the same time.

Comments: 4 Responses to “How To Use Split View On Your Mac”

    Eric
    8 months ago

    I didn’t know about this at all!

    Thanks Gary.

    Lorenz
    8 months ago

    Does not work for me – clicking and holding the green button then releasing makes that window take up the entire width of my two Apple cinema monitors that act as one (Matrox). To either side of the content window is empty blank space, I can’t move the content window. I can move the cursor up, bring to the fore the menu bar and click again on the green button to revert to normal. Has anyone else with a Matrox setup been able to make this work?

    8 months ago

    Lorenz: Not sure what you mean by a “Matrox setup.” Which app(s) are you trying to use here?

    Anne
    8 months ago

    Thanks Gary, I’d forgotten how to split the screen though you taught me that a few years ago. Teflon brain.

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