Tips for Working Online – Split Screens

How to View Tabs Side-by-Side on Your Chromebook  

Th​e ability to split your screens from different tabs to show two windows side – by – side on the same screen is a great way to see a Teams session on one side of your screen and have class work up on the other.  It is a helpful way to get more work done.  

Split Screens on Chromebook Using Drag and Drop.

  1. Launch/Open the first site you want to display.
  2. Simply drag it from the title bar over to the left or right edge of the screen. An outline will form showing where the screen will be.
  3. Let go of the mouse/trackpad to dock it. Before releasing the screen, it will look something like this: 

  1. Then open your second tab and do the same but drag it to the other side of the screen and release it. The example below has the Teams window on one side and Moodle open on the other side.

Split Screens on Chromebook Using the Maximize Button

Another way you can manage split screens is to click and hold the Maximize button until you see arrow icons.


Then you can snap the screen to the left or right of your screen. The tab will be sent over the side you selected and automatically fit the side of your screen.

For the second window, do the same, but send it to the other side of the screen.

Other Split Screen Shortcuts.

There is a keyboard shortcut to snap your screen to the left or right hand side of a Chromebook.

Simply click on the window you want to adjust, then press Alt [ to snap to the left or Alt ] to snap to the right. Then do the same for other tab to the empty side.