Tag Archives: apps

Using Split Screen on Windows, Macs, iPads [and Chromebooks]

How to use keyboard shortcuts to make a split screen on macOS, iPadOS, Windows and Chrome OS. Lots of tasks would be easier if you had both apps on your screen side-by-side. For example, you can copy text from a website, then paste it into your Notability document or an email.

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Words: Split Screen, centered above two white rectangles, with word "App 1" in center of left rectangle and "App 2" in center of right rectangle.
Illustration: Andy Wolber / TechRepublic.com

Windows:

Press Windows and either the left arrow or right arrow to move your app between different parts of the screen.

Then hit Windows-Tab to switch to the other app. Use the above keys to move the 2nd app into the position you want.

it is MUCH faster than dragging windows around with the mouse.

iPadOS:

If you have a keyboard designed for use with an iPad, press Globe key plus ctrl plus either the left arrow or the right arrow.

Then switch the second app with a tap or the App Library. Once selected , the apps will be onscreen next to each other.

Press the three-dots-menu for even more option. {CLICK HERE for more information about that.]

ANOTHER IDEA:

If you have a REALLY LONG document, open the same document up in two windows. That way each side can be set to view different parts of the document – that might be real handy when reading or writing.

MacOS:

The easiest way, according to the article, is to use a 3rd party app called Magnet. There is a manual way to do the same thing, according to these instructions.

ChromeOS:

alt + [ moves a window to the left (and, if pressed again, around the center of the screen), while  alt + ] moves a window to the right (and, if pressed again, around the center of the screen).

Original Source: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-keyboard-shortcuts-to-make-a-split-screen-on-macos-ipados-windows-and-chrome-os/

Dark iPad Apps? Here’s what to do

If you have one or several iPad apps that are “dark”, still installing, and/or giving you a message saying you need to purchase the app from the app store when you click on it, here is what to do:

If you only have a couple of them, check to see if the app is available in the app portal. If it is, try to install it from there.

However, if you have many:

Take the iPad home. Make sure it is connected to your home network. Plug it in. Leave it alone – don’t even TOUCH it – overnight.

If that doesn’t work:

Bring your iPad by the ARC when you can be without it for several hours – either first thing in the morning, or after 12:30.

Meet, LMS, Mail, Drive without your iPad apps

Even if your iPad apps are “dark” or missing – or your iPad is broken – you can still access the LMS, use Google Meet, access Google Drive, and even check your email by using a web browser [Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, for example].

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To access Powerschool LMS, surf to this site:
lms.mountdesales.net

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To join a Google Meet without the iPad app, surf to this site:
meet.google.com

To check your email without an app, surf to
webmail.mountdesales.net

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The open up Google Drive, surf to

drive.google.com