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Snapping Apps on the Screen

Windows 8 makes it easy for you to view two applications on the screen at the same time, which is great for multitasking. For example, suppose you need to work on a document, but you also want to keep an eye on your Twitter feed as you're working. You can snap Tweet@rama to the right side of the screen while you work on your document on the left side. Tweets update while you work, and you can get your work done and still stay in touch.

Using snap multitasking involves displaying two apps that you want to use on the screen at the same time. You always slide open apps in from the left side of your screen, and Windows 8 makes it easy for you to flip through one app after another until you find the one you want, when you can snap the app to either the right or left side of the screen.

When you want to snap one app on the screen, drag it in from the left and hold it in place for a moment, or snap it toward the top of the screen. The app will display in a small panel while you position the second app in the remaining screen space (see Figure 3). You can continue paging through apps until you find the one you want to snap into place. To remove the snapped multitasking, simply drag the divider bar to the right and flick it off the screen.

Figure 3

Figure 3 Windows 8 makes it easy to work with more than one program at once by snapping the app you want to keep open to the side of the screen.

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