Here’s How Windows 10 Makes Multitasking a Snap

Akshata Shanbhag 02-11-2015

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.

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.


All in all, the updated Snap Assist feature is one of the more compelling reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 10 Compelling Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 Windows 10 is coming on July 29. Is it worth upgrading for free? If you are looking forward to Cortana, state of the art gaming, or better support for hybrid devices - yes, definitely! And... Read More . 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!

Image Credit: close up multitasking man using tablet by Eugenio Marongiu via Shutterstock

Related topics: Multitasking, Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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  1. Anonymous
    November 3, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I absolutely hate the snap feature andbturn itboff because it interferes with my repositioningnof my windows. Perhaps it might be good for a tablet.... But for a mouse and keyboard is is hell brought to a platform!!!

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      November 4, 2015 at 8:30 am

      You're not alone in that reaction, Kenny. I guess the snap feature is not everyone...