Applies to

Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1.


Use more than one app at a time

Multitasking on Surface is a snap. Use more than one app at a time to keep an eye on your music playlist while you work on a report, or compare your favourite team's fixture list with your own calendar.


Snap the last app you were using

With touch, slide your finger in from the left edge to bring in the second app, then drag that app to the left or right side of the screen until an opening appears behind it and let go of the app.

With a mouse, move your pointer into the top-left corner until the second app appears, then drag that app to the left or right side of the screen until an opening appears behind it and let go of the app.

Snap an app you used recently

With touch or with a mouse, open a list of recently used apps. Drag the app you want to the left or right side of the screen until an opening appears behind it and let go of the app.

Tip
To adjust the size of the apps, move the line between the apps. One app can take a third of the screen and the other can take two thirds.

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