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  1. IUFLA's Avatar
    This is driving me crazy. Probably simple to do, but how do you split the screen and have 2 Chrome windows active? I would like to do this when I'm browsing a site for info and have another forum site open to copy and paste from the first site. Anybody know how to do this? TIA...
    11-27-2019 07:22 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    When you have more than one tab open, tap the menu button (three dots on the upper right corner) and select the MOVE TO OTHER WINDOW option.
    11-27-2019 09:55 AM
  3. IUFLA's Avatar
    When you have more than one tab open, tap the menu button (three dots on the upper right corner) and select the MOVE TO OTHER WINDOW option.
    When I do that, I don't see a "move to other window" option. Attached screenshot
    Attached Thumbnails Multitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-2927.jpg  
    11-27-2019 02:07 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You're not tapping the right menu button. That's when you hit the tab button and THEN the menu button. You need to hit the menu button when you're seeing only ONE tab.
    11-27-2019 10:12 PM
  5. IUFLA's Avatar
    You're not tapping the right menu button. That's when you hit the tab button and THEN the menu button. You need to hit the menu button when you're seeing only ONE tab.
    Tried it that way too...Screenshot...and, yes, I had more than 1 tab
    Attached Thumbnails Multitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-screenshot_20191129-071332.jpg  
    11-29-2019 07:14 AM
  6. Javier P's Avatar
    Tried it that way too...Screenshot...and, yes, I had more than 1 tab
    I think you are missing a step. Try this way.

    - Put Chrome in split window.
    - In that split window press the Tab icon, open a different one and tap the three dots menu.
    - Select Move to other Window.

    Now you can switch between tabs/pages on each window.
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    11-29-2019 07:53 AM
  7. IUFLA's Avatar
    I think you are missing a step. Try this way.

    - Put Chrome in split window.
    - In that split window press the Tab icon, open a different one and tap the three dots menu.
    - Select Move to other Window.

    Now you can switch between tabs/pages on each window.
    Thanks! That worked...only thing I think is strange is, when you split the window in Chrome, you cannot push either the tab or the menu buttons. You have to split another app in before the menu button is functional and you can move a second instance of Chrome to a different window (it replaces the second app brought up in the split screen).
    11-29-2019 08:07 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    Thanks! That worked...only thing I think is strange is, when you split the window in Chrome, you cannot push either the tab or the menu buttons. You have to split another app in before the menu button is functional and you can move a second instance of Chrome to a different window (it replaces the second app brought up in the split screen).
    I tried the two different ways (with and without a different app on the second split screen) and both work. Maybe there's some differences between brands. Mine is a OnePlus 7, which one is yours?
    11-29-2019 08:10 AM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Oh, I saw in other threads that you have a Pixel 4. Strange, it should work similar to the OnePlus.
    11-29-2019 08:12 AM
  10. Javier P's Avatar
    In my screenshots you can see that the second window is still empty showing the recent apps overview.Multitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-screenshot_20191129-111342.jpegMultitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-screenshot_20191129-111355.jpegMultitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-screenshot_20191129-111402.jpeg
    11-29-2019 08:15 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can't have 2 chrome pages open at same time , you can minimize taps and flip through them but if you looking to split screen like you can with 2 apps you can't .
    11-29-2019 08:23 AM
  12. IUFLA's Avatar
    You can't have 2 chrome pages open at same time , you can minimize taps and flip through them but if you looking to split screen like you can with 2 apps you can't .
    Yes you can. Like Javier P. demonstrated. Here's a screenshot...
    Attached Thumbnails Multitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-2942.jpg  
    11-29-2019 08:38 AM
  13. IUFLA's Avatar
    In my screenshots you can see that the second window is still empty showing the recent apps overview.
    Yeah, it's weird the Pixel won't do that...bug maybe? And thanks again. I can live with the workaround.
    11-29-2019 08:41 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes you can. Like Javier P. demonstrated. Here's a screenshot...
    Yes just learned hahaha didn't realize
    11-29-2019 08:42 AM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah, it's weird the Pixel won't do that...bug maybe? And thanks again. I can live with the workaround.
    I'm going check my pixel 4 now
    11-29-2019 08:42 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Pixel 4xl can do this also
    11-29-2019 08:44 AM
  17. Javier P's Avatar
    I think the first time you try to split two Chrome tabs you need to have another app on the other window to get the Move option available. This option seems available the next time you try the same with no need to have the other app opened.

    Mmmm, confusing, right?
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    11-29-2019 08:47 AM
  18. Javier P's Avatar
    You could try again and confirm if this time you need a second app on the other window.
    11-29-2019 08:50 AM
  19. IUFLA's Avatar
    I think the first time you try to split two Chrome tabs you need to have another app on the other window to get the Move option available. This option seems available the next time you try the same with no need to have the other app opened.

    Mmmm, confusing, right?
    Tried it again and no dice. The menu and tab buttons are still disabled if I only have Chrome open in split window.
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    11-29-2019 08:53 AM
  20. Javier P's Avatar
    Tried it again and no dice. The menu and tab buttons are still disabled if I only have Chrome open in split window.
    Oh well, the mysteries of Android. Thanks for trying.
    11-29-2019 08:54 AM
  21. IUFLA's Avatar
    One other thing, when I open Chrome in split window, it doesn't look nearly as big as it does in your screenshots. Mine only opens on about a quarter of the screen...your looked like about half...screenshot for reference
    Attached Thumbnails Multitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-2943.jpg  
    11-29-2019 08:58 AM
  22. Javier P's Avatar
    One other thing, when I open Chrome in split window, it doesn't look nearly as big as it does in your screenshots. Mine only opens on about a quarter of the screen...your looked like about half...screenshot for reference
    You can slide the middle line up and down making one of the windows bigger. Careful or you will close it.
    11-29-2019 09:05 AM
  23. Javier P's Avatar
    These are the three different positions I get.
    Multitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-screenshot_20191129-120802.jpegMultitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-screenshot_20191129-120756.jpegMultitasking with 2 Chrome Windows-screenshot_20191129-120746.jpeg
    11-29-2019 09:08 AM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think the first time you try to split two Chrome tabs you need to have another app on the other window to get the Move option available. This option seems available the next time you try the same with no need to have the other app opened.

    Mmmm, confusing, right?
    Hey I got it now , I'm not doing again
    11-29-2019 09:15 AM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    You still need to do the 2 apps them move to other window in chrome
    11-29-2019 09:17 AM
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