Windows Screen Pull Tabs

Windows Screen Shades / December 17, 2018

You can finish tasks faster by reorganizing and moving your windows and tabs.

Switch between windows quickly

Press & hold Alt, then tap Tab until you get to the window you want to open.

See two windows at the same time

  1. On one of the windows you want to see, click and hold Maximize .
  2. Drag to the left or right arrow .
  3. Repeat for a second window.

Tip: You can also use the shortcut Alt + [ to move left, or Alt + ] to move right.

Open & close windows and tabs

  • Open a new window: Press Ctrl + n
  • Open a new tab: Press Ctrl + t
  • Close window or tab: At the top right, click Close
  • Reopen a window or tab you closed: Press Ctrl + Shift + t

Change window size

  • View full screen: At the top of your keyboard, press Full screen (or F4).
  • Maximize window: At the top right, click Maximize .
  • Minimize window: At the top right, click Minimize .

Reorder, move, or pin tabs

You can put related tabs together, or move a tab into or out of a window. Also, if there’s a webpage you always want open, like your email, you can make that tab easy to find by pinning it.

  • Reorder tabs within the same window: Drag the tab to different position along the top of the browser window.
  • Move a tab into a new window: Click and drag the tab away from the window. You can make the tab into its own window, or drag it into another window.
  • Pin a tab in place: Right-click the tab and select Pin tab. A pinned tab will appear on the left side of your browser window, and will be smaller.

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