The essential guide to using split screen on Mac

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

5 Responses

  1. Rob Ferguson says:

    Awhile back, I stumbled into split view & had a devil of time getting out of the split view mode. With these tips I’ll now know how to deal with this if I stumble into it again. Most of my office colleagues use dual monitors which create an actual split screen, but I prefer to just toggle back & forth between apps & really see little use for a split screen function.

  2. Kenneth says:

    Split view is really cool. Lets me use two windows at once.

  3. Ben says:

    Great article thanks for the info. I keep having a recurring problem where I’ll be watching a movie and not touching any buttons and all of a sudden the Mac goes split screen and the mail app appears on the right hand side of the screen. It also happens when playing games and it doesn’t seem to matter whether the Mail app is running in the background or not. It’s not new emails that are triggering it. Any idea how to stop this happening? I asked in the Apple shop and they said they’d not heard of it before and they’d need to spend some time with the Mac to work out what was going on. I’d rather not do that! Any help would be hugely appreciated.

  4. Ben says:

    Hey Jonny – thanks for your response 🙂 As far as I can tell the keyboard is fine. It’s a MacBook Pro 13 inch.I don’t use a mouse, just the trackpad. It just happened again as I typed this! I’ve rooted through settings to try and see if a shortcut hotkey has been set up (the Mac is second hand) but to no avail. Weird innit!

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