Mac Basics: How To Use Split View

Split View allows you to place two application windows side-by-side on your Mac with no other windows or elements. You can use this as an alternative to arranging windows on your desktop or using a single window in Full Screen mode.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Mac Basics: How To Use Split View”

    Ellen Lerner
    2 months ago

    I have not been able to find the mission control screen ever. Finally you brought some clarity, kind of.1st problem: using control+up arrow does absolutely nothing! 2nd problem: can’t get split screen. If I hover over the green dot it does nothing! If I press on it I get full screen mode.None of those choices you show came up. I tried going to window in menu;no help.I get get to mission control after I searched it and added it to one of my corners. Still why what you said does it not work?

    2 months ago

    Ellen: Are you using an older version of macOS? Try clicking and holding down on the green button for a second. Do you see a menu then? As for Mission Control, look in System Preferences, Keyboard, Shortcuts for Mission Control on the left. Do you then see a shortcut for it? It is checked?

    nick
    2 months ago

    Found a new way of working, have full screen apps in different desktops, it’s great !!!! Thanks Gary

    Jim Benson
    2 months ago

    I am always fiddling with the many windows open on my screen. This is a most useful video. Kudos.

    Fran
    2 months ago

    I am using Mojave… Holding down the green button does not produce a menu. Is it because I am using Mojave?

    2 months ago

    Fran: Yes. In Mojave you have to click and hold that green button to start.

    Fran
    2 months ago

    I tried click and hold and …. nothing. Might I have some setting in Preferences /Settings that needs to be on?

    2 months ago

    Fran: Sorry, I just don’t have anything running old Mojave around to test. Have you tried with different apps? Try clicking and holding the green button in Safari, Pages, TextEdit and see what happens.

    Luís
    2 months ago

    Thanks for this very good video. It is going to help keeping the desktop cleaner and more organized. It is specially useful when we need to keep many windows/applications open at the same time in order to do a related job.

    Jeanne B.
    2 months ago

    This info is invaluable. I am getting messages re: Christmas lists while “shopping online and this is so helpful.
    I have not mastered it yet, but feel confident I will have by the end of the day.
    Thanks, Gary.

    BJ
    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for a couple of new ideas about using split view. I routinely use it to reconcile financial statements (finance app on one side and credit card statement on the other).

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