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display technique to quickly split screen space between two running apps introduced in El Capitan/iOS 9

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Ctrl+; does not work to "Move Window to Left Side of Screen" for Firefox

I set a shortcut for All Applications, Ctrl+; to "Move Window to Left Side of Screen" and Ctrl+' to "Move Window to Right Side of Screen" it works for Safari, but when I use it on ...
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Prevent screen burn while using Split View

I use a display that is sensitive to screen burn. The content of my screen changes frequently enough, except for one thing. The bar separates two application windows when using Split View. I started ...
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Split view on MacOS 12: very long animation after key shortcut using

It has normal behaviour when I hovered over a "green button" of a window, then pressed on "Tile Window to Left of Screen". But when I use a key-shortcut, which I set by myself, ...
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Split screen issue on macOS Big Sur

I'm using a lot of Split Screen on my new MacBook Pro running on macOS Big Sur but I'm facing a quite annoying visual bug. Sometimes the split screen separator line stays on the desktop. See a ...
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Open source 4-way split screen on macOS? [duplicate]

macOS's split view allows a screen to be divided into two, with an application in each part. Is there any open source / free way to do a 4-way split screen (e.g. a screen split into quarters)? I ...
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How to turn off horizontal split screen on iOS 14 on an iPhone?

I keep accidentally splitting the screen horizontally - which has led to zoom call issues etc. However, despite the split, I can't seem to figure out how to get 2 apps to display on my iPhone. So, how ...
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How can I get back the old split screen behavior from Mojave in Catalina?

Back in macOS 10.14 Mojave, clicking down and then dragging on the zoom button would allow you to drag the window to one half of the display, and the window would become full-screen on that half, ...
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Setting two tabs to split view in one action when using safari macOS catalina

I'm using macOS Catalina 10.15.4 on a MacBook Pro 2018. When using safari browser with two tabs in Full Screen, sometimes I want to drag one tab to view then side-by-side in split view. The way I do ...
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Can I snap windows to fill 1/4 of the screen like in Windows?

I know you can 'pin' two windows left/right on Mac through the full-screen option but is there no simple shortcut like on Windows, to resize/move just the current window top/left and bottom/right? In ...
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Persisting Fullscreen Split View Bar

This often happens when I quit apps in fullscren split view mode? Has anyone encountered this too? Any known fix for this?
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macOS: Keyboard shortcut for switching between two apps in split-view

This has been asked in the past, but the last time this question was asked was in 2015 and I hope things have changed in the meanwhile. I'm essentially using two (different) apps side-by-side in ...
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Start Quicktime Player recording while in Split View mode

I have two apps side by side in Split View mode and would like to record that. Is there a way to start a QuickTime Player recording while being in Split View mode with two apps ?
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Why does Safari zoom-out on SE after navigating backwards in split-screen view?

Oh, the rabbit-holes I find myself in when browsing SE (and in general)... Not sure if it's a Safari or Stack Exchange bug.. Chrome has the opposite problem. When following a link on SE and then ...
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Mail app randomly opens in split-view full screen while using other apps [duplicate]

I know this issue is well known, I just wanted to know whether there is a real fix for this issue and not just a workaround. Minimizing the mail window didn't work. Unchecking "Prefer opening ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the two split windows of the same app in full-screen

What is the keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the split windows of the same app (not between all the windows, only the 2 split ones)? ⌘ + ↹ works only if you switch back from one split window ...
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Mail app opens randomly in MacOS 10.14.5 [duplicate]

I have mail app open in background i.e. no window open. A new window randomly pops up without any conscious trigger by me. No new mail would have come. Once it happened while I was in full screen ...
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Remove black bar on Mojave split screen?

I just updated from Sierra to Mojave, and now split screen apps have large, black dividing bar between them. Is there a way to remove or shrink that black bar going down the middle of the screen?
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How to split app screen on my Mac?

I can reduce the size of pages to make multiple of them fit on my screen, but then they are never oriented properly :( Is there a way to actually split my screen as a command on my MacBook Air? I ...
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Mail opens a window randomly in split screen with my fullscreen window [duplicate]

I haven't been interacting with Mail for half an hour, but suddenly it opens its main window in split screen with the fullscreen video player that I'm watching. This happens every other day. I can't ...
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Split screen divider stuck on Desktop, not actually dividing any windows, distracting - how to remove?

How can the split screen divider be removed, please? When not using a Desktop workspace/area, I can see the vertical divider over the Desktop, but this isn't serving any purpose and is therefore ...
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Prevent Mail.app from opening in split view

After installing macOS Mojave, Mail.app always opens in split view when I am in a fullscreen space. Two examples: I am in fullscreen Safari and click a mailto link: an email composition window opens ...
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How do I get out of split screen mode when I never entered it completely?

On occasion, when attempting to either go into fullscreen or maximize a window, I will accidentally trigger the split screen setup, where half of the desktop turns blue. However, if the application ...
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Change split view divider size in Mojave

Mojave has introduced a very clear divider when we use two apps in full screen. The issue is that it is very large. How can I get the divider to be as in High Sierra ?
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How to turn off menu bar autohide in split view mode?

I use split view quite a bit for programming and want the menu bar to always be shown. Is there any way to do that?
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Shortcuts of split view

I just learned the feature of split view, does anyone know if there are shortcuts for that (moving a window to the left/right half of the screen)? If not, is there anyway to set up shortcuts?
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iOS 11 split screen doesn’t work on iPad mini?

I’m running iOS 11 on an old iPad mini. When I open slide over, it works fine. But when I try dragging down or up on the tab, split screen doesn’t work. Am I doing it wrong? Or is it just not ...
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Open two applications in full spit screen using Bash script

I am trying to write a Bash script to open two applications in full split screen, for example: #!/bin/bash LESSON="$1" echo operating on lesson $LESSON open /Applications/Pages.app /Users/username/...
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Can you literally digitally split a display?

It's great that Apple has multiple desktops and you can have split screen with two full screen apps (although that could be done before with third party apps..). But I'm looking for something that ...
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Can I split the screen vertically in iOS 11, on iPad?

I’m using a large iPad Pro in portrait orientation (ie, screen taller than it is wide). I’d like to split the screen so that Safari is on the top half and my note taking app is on the bottom half. It ...
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Desktop and app in Split View

In my office, I have an LG ultrawide display connected to my MBP (which is inside a Henge dock). The size of the display allows me to use multiple apps in Split View really well. I often use two ...
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Can't use Split View with TextWrangler

I just updated TextWrangler to the latest version (5.5.1 (3944)) but Split View does not work. As I see they promote a new editor - BBEdit, so I guess they don't care about this one? Or is it possible ...
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Default resizing Split View to not blur one window

In OS X El Capitan, Apple introduced a feature called "Split View" that allows you to put two fullscreen apps side by side. Normally when you click and drag the middle dividing line one of the two ...
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Split view with green button does not work in macOS Sierra

When I try to use split view feature in macOS Sierra, I can not use the green button any more. Every help page found by google suggests I should click and hold the green button to activate split ...
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Split View same app twice?

Is it possible to view 2 apps at the same, eg. 2 × Mail, in Split View?
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Is there a way to combine two fullscreen windows into a split view window with Automator/AppleScript?

I'm currently making a workflow in which I need to combine two windows into a split view window (the feature from OS X El Capitan). I'd there any way to do that with AppleScript?
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What setting enables split screen mode in OS X El Capitan?

I just started using OS X El Capitan on a new Mac Book Pro. I was looking forward to using split screen mode but I cannot get it to work. I have read online (cnet and apple) that there are two ...
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OSX El Capitan split-screen (4-way)

Any good ways to easily do a 4-way split screen on OSX? I love split-screen and would love to also have 4 (in four corners) in addition to 2 (left-right).
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How to enable "Preview" in open/save dialogs (viewed as List)?

I hate open/save dialogs. They suck. Specifically, I want the same functionality as... here.. I don't want to use "Browser View", I don't want to use Quicklook. I don't mind a nasty hack. Any ...
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More than two windows split view

Is there some sort of clever hack of achieving that, because I did not find anything. I have a 27" Mac and everything is still kind of huge.
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What are the variables needed to access focus properties in split screen view?

What are the names of the variables (in terms of Applescript variables or otherwise) that track the currently focused application, the layout of applications in spaces, the currently focused space, ...
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Exit full screen for both windows upon leaving split view

In split view, when I exit full screen with one window (by clicking on the top left green button), the other windows remains in full screen and is hidden. What is the way to exit full screen for both ...
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Float application over full screen?

I want to view Xcode (can go fullscreen) and the iOS simulator (can't go fullscreen) on one screen. I want Xcode to be fullscreen and the Simulator next to it. Is there a way to either: Float the ...
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popout a mac mail window from full screen / split view [duplicate]

I run my mac mail in split view with other programs on a side monitor. Sometimes it would be nice to pop out reply windows and individual emails from full screen / split view so I can bring them to my ...
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Switch focus in split view

I know how I can have to apps open side by side in split view, but I have a slightly different case. I have two terminal windows open side-by-side, is there anyway I can quickly switch between them. ...
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How to disable "split view"?

Is it possible to bring back simple window maximize button as it was before and when holding option to use split view?
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change focus between two views in split view

Let's say that I have two apps running beside each other is splitview , How to change the focus from one to the other , e.g. if I am using two editors, If I am writing to editor 1, after the shortcut ...
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How to disable zoom-out in Safari in split-screen on El Capitan?

In split view on El Capitan Safari zooms-out some websites, making them unreadable (and making split view unusable). Is there any hidden setting to disable this? I tried to use setting in 'Advanced' ...
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El Capitan’s full screen split view via CLI?

El Capitan introduced a new split screen mode. Is there a way to enter it via CLI? I’m guessing that if there is a way to do this, it’ll be via AppleScript (to get active window, and whatnot), but ...
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How to make Finder remember its window size and column sizes? [closed]

OS X remember the Size of the Finder window and the size of the columns in Cover flow (or any other) view. It seems like something very basic that should just be there. But instead, I have to ...
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