All of the methods below will work in both Windows 10 and Windows 11. The only difference is that Windows 11 adds a few extra configuration options for customized layouts and groups which can be seen at Microsoft's Support site.
To snap windows to a side or corner via mouse:
- Click and hold the Title Bar at the top of the window you're trying to organize.
- Drag that bar over to the left side of the screen to have it fill the left half, or the right side to have it fill the right half.
- Click on one of the other open windows presented in whichever half you did not choose to have that fill the remainder of the screen.
- Alternately, drag the window to any of your display's four corners to have it fill up one quarter of your screen.
- You can also click any other active windows to fill the remaining unfilled quarters using this orientation as well.
- When you want to re-maximize any single window, simply click-and-hold its title bar, then drag it to the top-center of the display and let go.
You should see the visual cue of a small, expanding blue ring emanating out from your cursor when you've hit the correct spot for Windows to sense your attempt to snap the window in question to a side or corner. This is your cue to let go of your mouse button.
To Snap windows to a side or corner via keyboard:
- Select the window you'd like to move and make sure it's the current focus.
- Hold the Windows key on your keyboard and tap the left arrow to snap it to the left half of the screen, or right arrow for right half.
- Holding the Windows key and tapping the opposite arrow once will bring the window back to its previous position, while tapping it a second time will swap it to the opposite half.
- You can also tap Windows + up arrow to maximize, and Windows + down arrow to minimize any active window.