opening and viewing two explorer screens at the same time.__

I want to open and view two explorer screens at the same time.

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Last updated November 19, 2018 Views 28,061 Applies to:


If it is windows 7 you can press the shift key on your keyboard and then click on the minimized internet explorer windows to open a new window, you could also press the mouse wheel by clicking on the minimized windows to open a new window. If it is windows xp or windows Vista you can open two windows by double clicking on the Internet explorer icon, you can place the two windows side by side at the same time.

To arrange windows side by side

1.       Drag the title bar of a window to the left or right side of the screen until an outline of the expanded window appears.


2.       Release the mouse to expand the window.


3.       Repeat steps 1 and 2 with another window to arrange the windows side by side.

To return the window to its original size, drag the title bar away from the top of the desktop and then release.


To snap an active window to the side of the desktop using the keyboard, press‌ either the Windows logo key +Left Arrow or‌ Windows logo key +Right Arrow.

Arrange windows side by side on the desktop using Snap

Maximize windows on the desktop using Snap

How do I turn Snap on or off?

Manage multiple windows

Hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you require further help.


Rehman – Microsoft Support

John Rubdy
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