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Multiple instances of Internet Explorer
Have you ever been surfing the web in Internet Explorer and wished you could tap a hyperlink and have it open in another instance of the browser instead of a tab? Turns out you can and it is a particularly good use for snap view.
Right-click on the desired link, holding the link for a bit works on touch screens, until a popup menu opens. Select 'Open in new window' and the linked page will open in snap view leaving the original page visible.
Both web pages are now displayed side-by-side, each taking half the screen. I use this method all the time and it's very useful.
Windows desktop and Metro apps
A lot has been written about the dual nature of Windows 8 with both touch-friendly Metro apps and legacy desktop apps. Snap view can be used to bridge the gap between the two as the Windows desktop can be displayed and run alongside Metro apps.
Once the desktop is running with the desired legacy app(s), simply dragging it using the standard snap view method will display it just like any Metro app. This allows using the desktop and Metro apps at the same time.
This is useful for using desktop utilities like the File Manager or Control Panel without leaving the Metro app. In the image above the Metro app Flipboard is on the left and the desktop running the File Manager is on the right.
Watching video and doing other things
Those who like to watch online video while doing other things can leverage snap view to good effect. Simply start the video app, in this example Xbox Video, and drag another app into snap view.
The example shown above shows the Mail app on the left and Xbox Video on the right. This allows keeping an eye on incoming email while watching a video.