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Questions tagged [split-view]

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

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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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Switch to left or right window in split view

Is it possible to create a shortcut to activate the left window in a split view? I.e. to switch to the left window if the right is currently active, or do nothing if the left window is already active. ...
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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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How to open an application directly in split view in mac os from terminal

So I have a latex zathura setup in vim and every time I want to preview the pdf in zathura it opens as a separate application and I have to manually put it as a split window. I want to open it ...
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How to open a second finder window in split view when the current window is in full screen view

Let's say I have a finder window open in full screen view. I'd like to quickly open a second one, where both would be in the same split view. Sort of like using command-tab. And preferably to the ...
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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

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 ...