Stupid Simple Mac Tips #27 Split Screens: Twice the Screens, Twice the Productivity
When you’re continually going between two apps or programs on your laptop, it’s infuriating to navigate between the two.
As a lawyer, you are continuously working on complicated tasks and projects that require this kind of feature. That is unless you utilize a nifty little tool that’s the subject of this Stupid Simple Mac Tips: split screens on your Mac OS.
A Brief Breakdown of Split Screens
In newer Macs, something called Split View is available that enters split-screen with ease (One pivotal reason to always have an updated Mac).
Here’s how to get it done:
- Open two-plus windows that you wish to pair in a split-screen layout, be it browser windows, apps, documents, etc.
- Select the first window and find the three colored dots in the upper left corner that are respectively red, yellow, and green. These dots control the window.
- Hover the cursor over the green dot to display two small ‘expand’ arrows.
- Hold down on the green dot to generate a list of options that includes ‘Enter Full Screen,’ ‘Tile Window to Left of Screen,’ and ‘Tile Window to Right of Screen.’
- Selecting the second or third option in the list will fill that portion of your display
- The first app will now appear on one half of the screen, with thumbnails of any other open windows on the other side.
- Select your other desired window for Split View mode to expand it and fill the empty space. This action will complete the Split View experience
- Now, switching from each screen only requires your tapping of either window
And, so ends the story of how to do two things at once!