In this edition of the Scylla Tips and Tricks, we wanted to introduce you to Windows Snapping. Snapping, which is has been available since Windows 7, allows you to quickly reposition application windows with the drag of the mouse or tapping a few keys on the keyboard. When using snapping, the screen has two options of either halves (2 application windows side by side) or quarters (4 application windows in each corner of the screen). This placement will help you maximize your screen real estate helping you to increase productivity while reviewing multiple application windows. Below are the steps on how to snap windows by either using your mouse or keyboard.
Snap with Mouse:
Multiple Screens? Just drag to the screen location you would like and you should see the highlight. NOTE: Windows 7 may not provide the screen snap with the mouse drag to the middle with multiple monitors.
Snap with Keyboard:
Multiple Screens? Just keep using the arrow keys to go the direction of the monitor that you would like to have the snap on
For Windows 10 computers, you may notice the Windows Snap assistant tool appears after you snap your first window. This tool presents you with thumbnails of another open application windows that you could choose to snap to the other side of the screen. Feel free to use this feature to cut down on your time snapping another window.
In conclusion, we hope you enjoy having the knowledge on how to use this is a great way maximize your screen real estate.