How to Use Split View on Mac (El Capitan)

In this tutorial you will learn how to use split view on a Mac running on OS X “El Capitan”

Juggling between two or three tasks while working on your Mac can be a bit of a drag, unless you’re using a helpful new feature available in El Capitan – Split View.

Let’s say we’re transcribing a YouTube video and need to simultaneously write and look at the video and a little dictionary. Instead of jumping from one window to another, here’s a more handy way.

Step 1. In the upper left corner of any of your open windows, you have a little green button. Click on it and press it until your window will turn itself into a half-window. Good!

Now you can see all your other active apps on the right side of your window, without jumping from one window to another.

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Step 2. To return your view to normality, click and press the green button again on one of your screens or apps. Now you are in full screen mode again.

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Step 3. There is also another way to launch Split View mode. Simply activate the Mission Control app. You can see us doing it via Launchpad: it will show you all your current active apps on one screen.

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Result: Congratulations: you have learned how to use split view on a Mac running on OS X “El Capitan”