Use Split Screen Mode in Mac OS X El Capitan

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You're watching VisiHow. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to enable "Dark Mode". In this tutorial, we're going to demonstrate how to enable the split-screen mode in the Mac OS X El Capitan operating system. This can be useful if you want to code on one side of the screen and see changes to the page on the other side or if you wanted to look at a VisiHow article and see the text on one side while watching the video on the right side. Let's see how the latter works.

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    Let's navigate to a VisiHow article in Google Chrome.
    You can open any article from http://visihow.com.
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    Now, right-click the tab at the top.
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    Then, click "Duplicate".
    This is going to make a copy in a new tab.
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    Now, click and drag the tab downward to make a new window.
    It's important that you long-click the green button; otherwise, the screen will be maximized, which is not what you intend to do.
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    Long-click the button now.
    It is going to give you the option of placing the window on the left side or on the right side.
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    Let's place the window on the right-hand side now.
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    Then, choose the same for the left-hand side.
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    If you move down, you can watch the video while reading the text on the right-hand side.
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    You can also change the size of the split.
    You can do it by clicking and dragging the middle to the left or right.
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    When you've finished with this mode, click the green icon on the left of the window.
    This will minimize it. The other item will be still in the full-screen mode.
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    Swipe to the right with three fingers on the trackpad.
    Click the green icon to the top-left of this window again. You will be back to where you will have started. The Windows are on the same desktop.
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This has been a video tutorial on how to use the split-screen mode in the Mac OS X El Capitan operating system. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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