Microsoft finally perfected its native multitasking function with Windows 10.
Snap Assist is what allows you to “snap” windows side-by-side, by dragging them to any screen edge until they snap in place. This basic functionality has remained more or less consistent since Windows 7, but Windows 10 brings one significant improvement.
— Mark Dodds (@MarkAtCompexIT) October 12, 2015
Normally, if you snap one window to the left and snap another window to the right, the two will also snap together in the middle. With Windows 10, now you can also resize the snapped edge such that one window shrinks while the other grows proportionally larger.
You can also drag windows to each of the four screen corners to snap windows to their respective quadrants. Multitasking in Windows has never been easier.
Snap Assist just made my jaw drop in Windows 10. More useful than anything else I’ve seen so far.
— Benjamin Flessner (@digimuzik) September 20, 2015
All in all, the updated Snap Assist feature is one of the more compelling reasons to upgrade to Windows 10. It’s that useful!
Have you used Snap Assist in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1? Is it something that you use often? Share your multitasking preferences with us in the comments!
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