With the release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the operating system received the long-awaited split-screen function Split view. How to enable this mode and how does it work?
We regularly publish instructions and recommendations of varying degrees of difficulty. The Split View function is an obvious innovation by El Capitan, but not every user has fully understood “how it works”? Let’s figure it out.
Split View is a convenient way to place several windows next to each other (up to two so far) with automatically positioning and filling the entire workspace. OS X 10.11 El Capitan has three ways to do this. Which one to choose is up to you.
To arrange the windows “next to each other” we need to run Mission Control. You can do this with the appropriate key. F3 on the keyboard or swipe up four fingers on the trackpad.
1. Open Mission control. To do this, press F3 or swipe four fingers on the trackpad upwards.
2. Grab the first of the windows (left mouse button or three-finger touch on the trackpad) that you plan to open in Split View mode and drag it to the top of the screen on an empty space on the right.
3. An additional desktop window will open. Put the first window on it.
4. Select the second window and drag it to the area of the newly created desktop.
5. Tap on the newly created desktop from the Mission Control menu. Split View will start.
To return to the main desktop, use the four fingers left / right swipe on the trackpad.
The second method involves switching to the Split View mode using the turn key in full screen mode.
1. Hold the cursor on the key to switch to full screen mode (green).
2. Continue to hold until the desktop “moves a little deeper”.
3. While holding the window, drag it to the desired part of the screen (left or right) and release the cursor.
4. Select the second window that you want to see in Split View mode. The transition to the “two-window mode” will be performed automatically.
The latter method involves dividing the workspace with a window open to full screen.
1. Expand one of the windows to full screen mode using the green key, or using the key combination CMD CTRL F.
2. Open Mission Control in any of the convenient ways.
3. Grab the second window and drag it onto the desktop with the window running in full screen mode, positioning it to the left or right.
Features Split View
Split View mode, which appeared in OS X 10.11 El Capitan, is either due to the fact that the operating system is in beta testing, or at the request of the programmers themselves, Apple has a number of specific features and problems.
Firstly, Split View does not work for two applications not developed by Apple itself. For example, you cannot open two browsers from third-party developers. Secondly, the use of Method No. 2 described in this instruction is far from acceptable with every application. So, with iTunes, switching to Split View mode is not yet possible.
Third, Split View does not work on all Mac computers. Perhaps the situation is temporary and after the official release of the El Capitan Split View will be available to all owners of laptops and Apple computers.
Together with the El Capitan operating system, the long-awaited “split-screen”, split view mode, appeared in iOS 9 on the iPad. Among the lucky ones for whom the full-fledged Split View mode is available along with the upgrade to iOS 9 are two iPad models: iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4. Now users can simultaneously access two applications running in equal-sized windows.
In order to turn on the mode Split view On an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4, just a few simple steps:
1. Launch one of the applications in which you plan to work.
2. Flip iPad to landscape orientation (if necessary, turn off orientation lock in Shortcut menu. Swipe up and down).
3. Swipe from the right side of the screen to the left, starting movement from the frame (case) of the tablet.
4. In the list of applications that support the operation of Split View, select the required one and once tap its icon.
Note: Keep in mind that not all applications support Split View. A number of applications can only work in mode Slide over, working on previous generations of the iPad. Slide Over mode provides for displaying a small window (1/4 of the screen) with the application without the possibility of scaling.
5. Once the application is selected, a separator will appear, allowing you to change the proportional ratio of the windows. Move it left and right depending on the desired scale.
6. Release the movable splitter and the screen will automatically split into two independent areas with the applications running.
Setting up Split View on iOS 9 is now complete.