Snap your open windows

By September 7, 2020September 15th, 2020Tech Tip
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If you haven’t seen this in action yet, “snap your windows” may sound a little odd. But it’s simple: With Windows 10, you can “snap” your open program windows to a grid.

For example, you could quickly place one window on the left side of your screen and another on the right.

Snap windows to the left and right

Or you can do a 4×4 grid with four open windows:

Snap windows to quadrants

Instead of manually resizing the windows and dragging them to where you want them to be, you can do it quickly and automatically with keyboard shortcuts!

To snap your windows to the left or right:

  1. Select the open window by clicking on it.
  2. On your keyboard, hit the Windows key + left arrow key or Windows  key + right arrow key. This will move your window to the left or right side.
  3. After you snap one window, Snap Assist will appear and show you thumbnails of the other open windows that you can select to snap to the rest of the screen.

Snap Assist

To snap your windows into a corner (for a 4×4 grid):

  1. After moving the window to the left or right, hit the Windows key + up arrow key or Windows  key + down arrows key.
  2. Once again, Snap Assist will appear with thumbnails of other open screens that you can place in the open quadrants of the screen.

If you have two windows side-by-side, you can resize them at the same time by clicking and dragging the dividing line.


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