How to Enable Split Screen Mode on Microsoft Edge
Split Screen Mode on Microsoft Edge is a brand new feature being released by Microsoft. Let’s review what it is an how to enable it.
One of the new abilities included with Microsoft Edge is the “Split window” feature. It’s similar to how you can use the Snap feature included with Windows, but it’s for websites.
Currently, it’s only available in the Beta, Dev, and Canary versions of Edge, but it should come to the stable version soon. So, if you want to try it, download a beta version of Edge and start using it.
There’s an essential flag you will need to enable before you get started. So, here’s how to enable split screen mode on Microsoft Edge.
What is Split Screen on Microsoft Edge?
The split window feature lets you view two tabs in the same window. This is helpful when comparing two web pages side by side. After you enable it, a new “Split window” button will appear to the right of the address bar.
To enable Split screen mode on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:
- Launch Microsoft Edge, enter the following in the address bar, and press Enter:
- Set the Microsoft Edge Split Screen option to Enabled.
- Click the Restart button on the bottom.
- After Edge restarts, open Settings > Appearance, and toggle on the Split screen button switch.
- Open a webpage and click the new “Split window” button to the right of the address bar.
- Now, you can view other open tabs side by side in the browser.
In addition to the Split window, the feature also updates tab visuals, so you know which one is in focus. Also, while in split mode, you will have additional controls at the top right of the page to switch between linked and unlinked tabs, open pages in a new tab, or close the currently open page.
It also allows you to resize tabs by dragging the grip slider in the middle of the screen to make one side or the other larger or smaller – similar to the Snap split screen mode on Windows.
Getting More from Microsoft Edge
Since Microsoft has built its Edge browser on top of Chromium, it continues to add new features quickly. The old version of Edge was only updated when an actual Windows system update was available. So, there is a lot you can do with Edge that you might not be aware of.
For example, you can enable Efficiency mode in Edge for better system performance. Also, you might not appreciate some features, like extra buttons, toolbars, and other tools. For instance, you might want to disable the Microsoft Edge sidebar.