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Question about the snap left/right in windows 8

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    Question about the snap left/right in windows 8


    Hey all,

    I know in windows 8 your able to play a charm (netflix) and snap it too the right and watch a small 2" by 4" screen, but is there a way to half and half it? so you can have it taking up half the screen while still being able to use windows desktop?

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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Assuming you are talking about Netflix App, just use half of the screen for it, the other for desktop.

    In my laptops 1600*900 display it is not very practical due the fact that I keep a wide Taskbar vertically at left:

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    But on my secondary 1920*1080 display it's totally usable:

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    Kari
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Yes, in Windows 8.1 with update 1 you can do it.

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    EDIT: 1600 x 900 laptop display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Yes, in Windows 8.1 with update 1 you can do it.

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    EDIT: 1600 x 900 laptop display.
    is it possible with windows 8 though??

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Put your mouse cursor on the three dots and see if you can drag the bar over to half screen.

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