Snapping in Windows 10 is a great way to use your screen real estate more efficiently. To snap a window, all you need to do is drag the title bar to the edge of the screen. Snap has been available in previous versions of Windows, but some improvements have been added. Watch our how-to video to see it action on a Surface 3 running Windows 10.

  • Drag the title bar to the top edge of the screen to maximize a window.
  • Drag the title bar to the left or right edge of the screen to snap the application to the right or left.
  • You can also snap apps to any of the four corners by dragging the title bar to those corners.

If you have any other open windows after snapping one window, you will see Snap Assist. This new feature on Windows 10 displays the other apps as thumbnails in the available space. Tap or click one of the thumbnails to snap it in that space.

Snap in Windows 10

While snapping is more obvious by using the touchscreen, mouse, or trackpad, it can also be done with keyboard shortcuts. Press and hold the Windows key and press any of the arrow keys to snap windows into place.

Snapping in Windows 10 is a great feature to know. It can help increase your productivity or use your screen space more efficiently. If you think this guide is helpful, we have more like this in our Windows 10 help, tips and tricks page.