How to snap windows in Windows 10?


Using any software safely, with proficiency and in a speedy manner is the need of the hour nowadays. By using some useful Windows 10 tips and tricks we can speed up the way in which we use it and can also make our Windows 10 safe. Using Virtual desktops in Windows 10 can also make our work very organized and smarter.

How to snap windows in Windows 10?

In this context if we consider the scenario where we are working on two windows simultaneously then usually what we do is switch alternately between the two windows. This is obviously very time consuming and can be very irritating too. But if we use the Windows 10 snap assist feature then we can save a lot of time.

So let's move ahead and see what is Windows 10 snap feature and how to use it.

What is snap in windows 10?

Snap feature helps the user to align the open windows horizontally or vertically within the screen. In this way the user can see many open windows at the same time and work on them. In the Windows 10 snap feature users can align upto 4 open windows next to each other in a 2 x 2 grid. The keyboard shortcuts given below can be combined to arrange the open windows in a 2 x 2 grid on the screen.

What is snap assist in windows 10?

When we snap a window or app on Windows 10 using our mouse then the snap assist feature of Windows 10 pops up. Thumbnails of our open windows that can be snapped are displayed on the screen and we can choose from them the window that we want to snap to the edge of the screen. It is much easier to use and interactive than the simple snap feature of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

How to use snap in windows 10?

Below are the keyboard shortcuts through which we can use snap in Windows 10. We can use these shortcuts to snap windows to the left of the screen or to the right of the screen. Windows can also be snapped in a vertical manner that is to the top and bottom of the screen.

Snap to Left

Using Mouse -

left-click the title bar of the window =>  hold your mouse button down => then drag the window to the left edge of the screen.

Using Keyboard -

Hold the [Win] key and press the left arrow to snap the currently selected window to the left of the screen.

[Win] Key + left arrow

snap windows to left

 

Snap to Right

Using Mouse -

left-click the title bar of the window =>  hold your mouse button down => then drag the window to the right edge of the screen.

Using Keyboard -

Hold the [Win] key and press the right arrow to snap the currently selected window to the right of the screen.

[Win] Key + right arrow

snap windows to right
Snap to Top :

Using Mouse -

left-click the title bar of the window =>  hold your mouse button down => then drag the window to the top edge of the screen.

Using Keyboard -

Hold the [Win] key and press the Up arrow to snap the currently selected window to the left of the screen.

[Win] Key + Up arrow

Snap to Bottom

Using Mouse -

left-click the title bar of the window =>  hold your mouse button down => then drag the window to the bottom edge of the screen.

Using Keyboard -

Hold the [Win] key and press the down arrow to snap the currently selected window to the left of the screen.

[Win] Key + down arrow

 

Other useful Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work -

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts - a powerful tool that can save you a lot of time and energy and can also make you look smarter while you work. In this tutorial we’ll see the different ways of handling your open programs and apps without even touching your mouse. Make a habit to use these shortcuts and you’ll soon realize how much time they’ll save for you.

Change the Size of the open Window –

Hold [Win] key and press the up arrow to maximize the window.

Hold [Win] Key and press the down arrow to minimize the window.

Minimize all but one –

If a lot of program windows are open simultaneously and it is bothering you then –

Press [Win] + [Home] – This will minimize all the windows except the currently selected window.