Get Wild With Two Windows

13 Jun

two windows blog

You can be twice as productive with two windows!

Windows 7 has perfected this feature.

Whether it’s two of the same windows opened or two different windows opened at the same time, the options are limitless!

You can comparison shop, cross analyze documents, copy and paste and drag and drop from one window to the next.

I’ll show you how to open two windows and have them equally share 50% of your screen. Then I’ll show you some great ways to use two windows!

Lets get digi with it

We’ll work with two Microsoft Word documents.

Window number one
First, open up a new Microsoft Word Document.

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On the bottom of the screen you will see a long horizontal bar.
This is the “Taskbar”.

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Here, the icon for Microsoft Word will show up highlighted.

Window Number two
To open up another new Word document . . .

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. . . “right-click” with your mouse on the Word icon in the taskbar.
A “Jump List” will pop up above the Word icon.

– In the jump list, make a “left click” on “Microsoft Word.”

You now have two Microsoft Word documents open BUT you can only see one of them because the other window is behind the one
you’re currently looking at.

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This is where Windows 7 “Snap” comes into play!

Here’s how it works:

On the top of every window, every app, and every program there’s
a long horizontal bar called the “Title Bar”.

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The title bar acts like a handle that you can grab onto so you can move the window, arrange and switch between windows.

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Move your pointer over the title bar and then hold the
mouse button down.

While you’re holding the mouse button down on the title bar,
drag the mouse.

The window you’re dragging becomes smaller.

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Drag the window towards one side of the screen until the pointer touches the edge of the screen.clip_image010

Pointer touches left side of screen

Now, you can see some of the window behind the one you just moved, but not all of it!clip_image013

We now need to snap the other window
to the other side of the screen.

Move your pointer over the title bar of the other window and then hold the mouse button down.clip_image015
While you’re holding the mouse button down on the title bar,
drag the window toward the other side of the screen until the pointer touches the edge of the screen.

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   Once the pointer touches the edge of the screen,
let go of the mouse.
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This will fill the other 50% of your computer screen with the
second window you just “snapped”.

Two Windows! It’s a beautiful thing!clip_image018

Now, what can be done with two windows?

 

What can you do

The possibilities are endless!

What can YOU do with two windows

Veendam – Techspert Trevor

Lets get digi with it

3 Responses to “Get Wild With Two Windows”

  1. BASE Entertainments July 13, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Absolutely Briliant Blog. The best i have read / seen yet. It really appeals to me and all is so easy for me now. Information for some people is power but you have been very clever in demonstrating pictorally how to be smart and efficient with 2 screens. So many times i have wanted to do that. Brilliant and well done you. Have you any more great ideas i can tap you up for. Please accept my most sincerest comment. Warm regards Bruce (CEO) at BASE Entertainments (UK) 🙂

  2. Jackie July 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    OK, it took me long enough to read this, but I did and it was very good information that I will use. Even if I am not on a cruise…you should have more entries here-what’s that about? I know you have more great things to teach us techno-challenged laypeople. Cheers to you somewhere in the ocean-J.

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