How to Split Screen on Chromebook

The ability to split-screen on Chromebook from different tabs to show two windows side-by-side on the same screen. It can help to see an app session on one side of your screen and have docs up on the other. It is a helpful way to get more work done.

How to Split Screen on Chromebook

There are different ways to split screen on Chromebook. some of them are listed below in detail. No extra software is needed for this and also you don’t need to be too technical to do this.

Method 1: Using Drag and Drop

Drag & Drop
  • Launch the first site you want to display and simply drag it from the title bar over to the left or right edge of the screen. An outline will form showing where the screen will be and let go of the mouse/trackpad to dock it. Before releasing the screen.
  • Then open your second tab and do the same but drag it to the other side of the screen and release it.

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Method 2: Using Dualless Extension

Duallas Extension
  • Dualless is an extension found to the right of the URL bar. It looks like two split windows. If you have two or more tabs open, click on the tab that you want to have on one side of the screen.
  • Then click the Dualless extension and select the size that you want to make that window. It will automatically snap the window to that size and side.

Method 3: Using Maximize Button

Another way you can manage how to use split screens on Chromebook is to

  • Click and hold the Maximize button until you see arrow icons.
  • Then you can snap the screen to the left or right of your screen.

The tab will be sent over the side you selected and automatically fit the side of your screen.

For the second window, do the same, but send it to the other side of the Other Split Screen.

Method 4: Using Shortcuts

There is a keyboard shortcut to snap your screen to the left- or right-hand side of a Chromebook.

Simply press Alt [ to snap to the left or Alt] to snap to the right. Then pull your other tab to the empty side.

Method 5: Using Browser Tabs

  1. Open your Google Chrome Web browser and open tabs, or apps, necessary to complete your assignment.
  2. Right-click on one of the tabs you want to see when the screen is split. In Chrome OS, you “right-click” by tapping the touchpad with two fingers. That’s all there is to it! You can also hold down the Alt key and tap or click the touchpad with a single finger.
  3. Click on “Move tab to another window” if prompted select “New window”. Directions on how to view a split screen on your Chromebook.
  4. Next hold down your alt button (found next to the space bar) While holding down alt press the {key (notice this is the left bracket; this key is located next to the letter P key). Directions on how to view a split screen on your Chromebook.
  5. Then you will see one of your tabs has shifted to the left side of the screen and another tab is still located behind the shifted tab. You now want to click anywhere on the tab located behind the shifted screen to bring it to the front.
  6. Next hold down your alt button (found next to the space bar) While holding down alt press the} key (notice this is the right bracket; this key is located two keys to the right of the letter P key). You should now be able to fully see both tabs one on the left section of your screen and one on the right section of your screen.

Method 6: How to Split Screen on Chromebook in tablet mode

There are some split-screen hidden options you need to know, as well. Primarily, you need to see how to go from full-screen view to border, and that is a simple one. Until further notice, you can swipe down and hold from the highest point of the screen or swipe up and hold from the end to activate border mode.

Once you reach this point, you can proceed with your action to drag your window to one or the other side of the screen to snap it into the split-screen mode, or just let the cursor drop it with the other little windows in border mode. From the essential border of the screen, you would then be able to long-press and drag any little window to one or the other side of the screen to snap it to fit the empty space on the screen. After you have one side covered, the opposite side of your screen will show you other open windows and you can essentially choose one of them to take up the other section of your screen.

When you have your windows in split-screen mode, you can again swipe up or down from the edges to get back to border mode and select another fill-in window or pick an application from the given options.

In the end, to resize your split-screen applications, you’ll need to contact the divider bar (located in between multiple windows) for a few moments thereafter holding you see the bar get bigger and wider. When you see this effect, you can drag the bar to isolate the screen into a one-quarter/three-quarter size.

Umar Farooq
Umar Farooq
Umar Farooq is a digital Evangelist having right commands on writing, also he is a web developer. He has a BS(Computer Science) and now he is Full-Time writer of TechanZone.

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