Snap Apps to Screen Sides Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Jen M

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.


Steps

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    Double-click a shortcut for an app on the desktop. 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. 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. This will snap the window back to normal.
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    Repeat the process once more. 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. If we press up, the window will maximize.
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    Repeat, using the down arrow key. It will go back to its previous size.
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    Repeat again, using the down arrow key. 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. We will open "Store" for this example.
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    Press and hold the Windows key, and press the left arrow. 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. This snaps it to the right.
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    Minimize the app by pressing the Windows key and the down arrow together. 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. 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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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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