Snap Apps to Screen Sides Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 8

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to snap apps to screen sides using keyboard shortcuts on Windows 8 computers. Let's open an app, Explorer, to illustrate.

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Steps

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    Double-click a shortcut for an app on the desktop
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    In our case, we will double-click "This PC".
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    Press and hold the Windows key
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    Press the left or right arrow key
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    In this example, we will press left. This will snap the window to the left.
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    Repeat the process with the opposite arrow key
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    This will snap the window back to normal.
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    Repeat the process once more
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    We will use the right arrow key. The window will snap to the right.
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    Press and hold the Windows key, and press either the up arrow or the down arrow
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    If we press up, the window will maximize.
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    Repeat, using the down arrow key
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    It will go back to its previous size.
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    Repeat again, using the down arrow key
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    This will minimize the window. This same thing can be done with any application. For another example, let's go to the start menu.
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    Click in the lower left corner of the screen
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    Click to open any application
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    We will open "Store" for this example.
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    Press and hold the Windows key, and press the left arrow
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    This will snap the Store to the left. We can choose another application to run on the right side of the screen, which we illustrate in another tutorial.
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    Repeat with the right arrow key to revert the window back to where it was
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    Repeat with the right arrow once more
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    This snaps it to the right.
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    Minimize the app by pressing the Windows key and the down arrow together
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    Alternatively, close the app by pressing and holding the "Alt" key and then pressing the "F4" key.
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    Go back to desktop by clicking "Desktop"
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to snap apps to screen sides using keyboard shortcuts on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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