We’ve all been there.  You have content in one tab that you want to see next to content on a different tab, or you need to move it, piece by piece.  It may be data that needs moved, or grades from an online assessment tool that you need to copy into your grade book app.  Or you may just want to have a Google doc or Word document open to jot down notes about anything on another screen.  What do we do?

First, we separate the tabs into different windows,

then we click “restore down” on each window.

restore down icon

(Yes, “restore down” is what it’s really called.  Hover over it with your mouse, and you’ll see that I’m not making this up.)

Then, you drag one window to the left side of your screen, and the other to the right side of the screen, but be careful not to get it too close to the top right corner, or it will “maximize” on you again, and then start resizing both windows to line them up right.

Whew.  NOW, you can start actually working.

Or, you can skip all that, and just use the Split at selected tab Chrome extension.     Split @ selected tab icon


That went by pretty quick.  Go ahead, watch it again.  Oh, right, it’s on auto-loop.  I even added clicking between tabs to slow it down some.

Of course, you could just buy a second monitor.  As Ferris Bueller says, I highly recommend one, if you have the means.  And the space at your desk.

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