How to Snap 4 Windows at Once in Windows 10

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PC users have been able to snap programs to the left or right side of their screens since Windows 7 launched in 2009. However, with Windows 10,  Microsoft has taken snapping to the next level, adding the ability to split your screen in quarters and suggesting apps you can use to fill empty space on your screen. Here's how to snap in Windows 10.

Snap 4 Windows on Screen at One Time

Using the mouse:

1. Drag each window to the corner of the screen where you want it.

How to Snap 4 Windows at Once in Windows 10

2.  Push the window's corner against the screen corner until you see an outline.

How to Snap 4 Windows at Once in Windows 10

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Your window will take up about a quarter of the screen. Modern-style apps may take up slightly more.


snapped window

3. Repeat for all four corners.

Using keyboard shortucts (faster):

1. Select the window you wish to move.

select window

2. Hit Windows Key + Left or Right. The window will now take up half of the screen.

Snap to the right

3. Hit Windows Key + Up or Down to make it snap to either the upper or lower corner.

Snap to corner

4. Repeat for all four corners..

Use Snap Assist

 1. Snap a window to the right, left or a corner of the screen. You can use the mouse or keyboard shortcuts. A list of thumbnails showing open apps appears.

Snap to left or right

2. Click the app you want to fill the available space.

Snap Assist

Snap to More than Half the Screen

1. Snap a window to the right or left side of the screen.

snap first window

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2. Resize the window to make it narrower or wider.

Resize window

3. Snap another window to the other side of the screen.

Snap second window

It will fill all the available space, making it bigger or smaller than the first application you snapped.

two snapped windows

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