Tame your computer - open another window


In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to move a tab to a new window and show windows side by side (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox)...

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Would it be helpful to be able to move one of your browser tabs to a new window so that you can display it next to another window? In Internet Explorer you can press CTRL + N to open your current tab in a new window, but that will leave the original tab open as well. So why not move it to a new window and display it next to any other window?

Here’s how:

1.       Click on the tab and drag it downwards.

2.       Press WIN + right arrow or WIN + left arrow to “snap” the window to the right or left.

3.       Click in any other window of any of your open applications and press WIN + right arrow or WIN + left to display the windows side by side.

By the way, if you keep pressing the same keyboard combination, your window will go round in circles.  I cannot test this out as I don’t have two monitors, but apparently it even cycles through both monitors.

That's it for this week! If there are topics that you'd like to see covered in future emails, please let me know.

Related tips:
Tip 330: Arrange windows side-by-side

Tip 265: Switch between multiple browser tabs 

Tip 272: Close a window without clicking in the upper-right corner

19 June 2017

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at www.roem.co.uk




Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support