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    Snap Views of Apps - How to Use

    Snap Views of Apps - How to Use
    How to Use Snap View to Display up to Four Apps Opened on each Display in Windows 8.1
    Published by Kari is offline
    04 Mar 2012
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    How to Use Snap View to Display up to Four Apps Opened on each Display in Windows 8.1

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    You have more ways to see multiple apps side by side on the screen at once. When displaying multiple apps at once, you can easily resize the width of the app window to suit your needs. Depending on screen size and resolution, you can even share the screen with three, or four apps on each monitor.

    This tutorial will show you how to use Snap View to display up to four modern apps (including desktop app) on each screen at once in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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    To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.

    Here's How:

    - Open a modern app. Move the pointer to the top of display until it changes to a hand icon:

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    - Press and hold left mouse button, drag application window to left or right of the display until you can see a divider:

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    - Release the mouse button. Click Start to get back to Metro screen:

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    - Open another modern app or click Desktop. The second application or desktop opens now beside your first modern app, screen being divided to two (1/4th and 3/4th):

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    - To swap, change app from smaller window to bigger and vice versa, drag the divider:

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    - To close other application drag the divider all the way to other side of the display to give your selected application full screen:

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    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox

    Very good spot Kari.

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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Nice tutorial Kari.
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    I cant seem to get this to work on my computer. I'm running windows 8 on a dell laptop. I can drag my app to the left and right however no divider appears. No matter where my cursor is on the screen, the app merely reopens upon letting go of the left click. The only function I have when I drag the app is when the cursor is at the bottom of the screen in which case it closes. Can anyone help with this?
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    Vista and Win7

    Great - there is something new every day. Thanks Kari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nunn4860 View Post
    I cant seem to get this to work on my computer. I'm running windows 8 on a dell laptop.
    "Laptop" ? What screen resolution do you have ?
    This feature ("Snap apps") only works with a minimum screen resolution of 1366 (e.g. 1366x768)
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    Windows 8 Customer Preview

    Just read this trick. Inability to have two or more Metro apps visible on the screen at the same time was my biggest complaint.

    Doesn't work on my laptop due to screen lower screen resolution, 1280 by 800 max. Disappointing. Kinda makes upgrading from stable Windows 7 to Windows 8 uninteresting. If it comes down to eventually buying a new laptop capable of fully utilizing Metro apps properly, I would be giving a MacPro a good look first. I love my iPad2 but was really hoping to stay with the Windows family for my laptop.

    Other than the inability to snap multiple Metro apps on my screen, I am fairly impressed with the consumer preview.
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    Thanks Kari.

    That is a lot of clicking and dragging about actions. This os is not exactly very ergonomic as far as I can tell.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    No, it's not. cathing name, though, the one they've come up in Seattle: App Snap.
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