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Customizing the Appearance of Windows 10

  • 11/2/2015

Using Snap to arrange apps on the desktop

Snap is a feature that has been around for several versions of Windows. Snap helps you to quickly arrange open windows on the right or left side of your screen. In Windows 10 a vertical snap functionality has been added which makes it possible for you to move an open but not maximized app window to the top or bottom of your screen. The Snap feature works by selecting an app and dragging it, by using shortcut keys, or, with a touchscreen, by swiping an open app with your finger.

Snap apps

  1. Using the Start menu, open several apps on the desktop.
  2. Click an open app and quickly drag it to the left side of the screen.

  3. Click another app to expand it, and it opens on the right side of the screen.

  4. Press the Windows logo key+Up arrow on your keyboard to snap a selected app to the top quadrant of the desktop.
  5. Press the Windows logo key+Down arrow on your keyboard to snap a selected app to the bottom quadrant of the desktop.