In Windows 11, there are several methods available to snap windows and different snap layouts that you can utilize for effective multitasking. Use the instructions below to snap windows to help you improve your multitasking.
How to use Snap by dragging windows with your mouse
- Drag the window you want to snap to the side of the screen. Windows will place that window on that half of the screen and show your other windows on the opposite side of the screen.
- Click on the window you want to snap to the other side.
- Click on the maximize button of a snapped window to see the various snap layouts available if you prefer using another layout.
How to use Snap assist keyboard shortcuts
- Windows key + Left arrow: Snap the current window to the left side of the screen.
- Windows key + Right arrow: Snap the current window to the right side of the screen.
- Windows key + Up arrow: Maximize the current window.
- Windows key + Down arrow: Minimize the current window.
How to Snap using touchscreen gestures
- Swipe from the left or right edge of the screen to snap the current window to that side.
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to minimize the current window.
Note: Some of these features may not be available on all devices or may require certain settings to be enabled.