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OS X El Capitan: Use Split View window resizing

Jim Lynch | Aug. 19, 2015
How to quickly put application windows side by side in OS X El Capitan

Once you've got two applications running side by side via Split View, you may want to give one app more of your screen space. Here's how you can do that:

1. Just place the cursor in the middle of the two apps until you see the diver icon appear.

2. Click the divider and resize the window until it's the size you prefer.

Changing the space that each window uses on your desktop is very easy, and it might be a big help to you in terms of your productivity in OS X El Capitan. Some applications need less space while others definitely require more.

Split View in OS X El Capitan is a productivity enhancer

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Split View in OS X El Capitan makes it easy to run two applications side by side on your Mac's desktop. 

I've been using OS X El Capitan for a while now, and I absolutely love Split View. I do quite a lot of copying and pasting of links and text excerpts while blogging, and Split View has made it much faster and easier for me than manually resizing windows

It's especially helpful if you use multiple desktops and have different apps running on each desktop. The combination of Split View and Mission Control makes it simple to set up a workflow that works the best for you. You can easily hop across desktops to use the two apps that are running on each desktop.

Apple has done a great job with Split View in OS X El Capitan. It's a relatively simple feature but it adds a whole new wrinkle to using two applications side by side on your Mac.


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