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How to split the screen on Chromebook

To be multitasking in today’s world is sometimes simply a necessity, and sometimes it is an expression of your desire in the name of saving time and increasing labor efficiency, or just for the sake of convenience. Fortunately, the concept of “multitasking” is also present in the digital environment, so for example Chromebook, users can use the “split-screen” function to be on several tabs at the same time. In this article, we will tell you how to enable this feature, where to find it and how to use it.  

How to use related applications

There are several functions at your disposal, you just need to decide which one you want to use: parallel mode, multitasking, or a separate display. For example, the last function listed will be very useful for your productivity, or in case you need to use and manage a large number of microphones. 

This feature is easy to use and you don’t need to change the scale, manually drag and drop tabs, or do other uncomfortable things. To understand how to use the split screen in chromebook, you need two of your applications that you are going to use at the same time: 

  • Go to your first app
  • Click the “Expand/Recover” button
  • Hold your finger on the button until two arrows appear in front of you
  • Tap either of these arrows to move the app to the corresponding part of the screen 

You can also use the Alt + () combination to get the same effect if there is a problem with your touchpad or mouse. 

After that, the application will zoom in and take up only half of the screen, then go to the second application and do the same manipulations as in the first case. 

Screen split on other gadgets

Split-screen mode can be used for more than two applications and not only on the phone or computer screen. To use the split-screen mode for your tablet you need: 

  • Transfer two or three apps to your Windows system
  • Swipe three fingers from top to bottom on the gadget screen
  • Select which window you want to go to 

Using a dual monitor

Unfortunately, Chromebook doesn’t support this type of splitting, and even if there are video tutorials on YouTube, nobody gives you any convincing information to make you believe that this can work. Maybe it’s because the Daisy monitor is not a priority for the Chromebook. But don’t despair, because there is another way that would make your work more efficient. You can mirror the appearance of your Chromebook on your monitor or TV, and then use the split-screen feature on your monitor.

    • Connect a monitor to your Chromebook and go into settings
    • Go to the Device tab
    • Choose the “Screen Controls” option
    • Go to Internal Screen
    • Select Internal Mirror Display or Start Mirror

How to update Samsung Smart TV software

Modern models of TVs are responsible not only for the mechanical devices and the iron shell but also the software, which makes them more like computers. Now, in addition to their basic functions, namely providing quality viewing of movies and TV shows, TVs help their users communicate on the Internet and read online newspapers. But the TV program must necessarily be updated so that it can continue to run smoothly and maintain the same programs. In this article, we will provide detailed instructions on how to do this.

How to know if you need to update your Samsung Smart TV

To better understand why you need a samsung tv software update, imagine this situation: 

You bought a new Smart TV brought home and after some settings, you began to enjoy the new features and improved parameters, but after a while, something strange began to happen, applications began to disappear, and the TV system itself begins to slow down and stops recognizing some types of files, and the perception of video and audio content deteriorates. 

If you have coincided with at least one of the above items, it may be a signal that you need to update the system of your smart TV, but there is nothing difficult because to perform such actions you only need basic computer knowledge.

How to update the firmware of your Samsung TV

You can update the firmware in two ways: via network or USB, and each of these ways has its strengths and weaknesses, but the result will be equally positive.

Updating over the network

Updating over the network is much faster, but also the risk increases. 

  • First of all, it is worth checking the Ethernet cable or wi-fi settings to make sure of a stable connection
  • After that, go to the settings menu, select the “support” tab and then click “software update”
  • When you get to this point, you can see that there are two more sub-items in it: Update Now and Automatic update. Selecting the first item
  • After the update search process, your TV will require your agreement to update, click “yes” to continue
  • When the update is completed, the TV will reboot itself and everything will be ready

USB update

This method will take more time. To complete it, you need to know the version of the previous update and TV model. You will also need a computer and a USB flash drive for a Samsung Smart TV with a capacity of at least 4 GB.

    • Via a computer, go to the official Samsung website and enter your model number to go to the desired page
    • Click on “Downloads and Manuals” and compare the version of your firmware with the one presented on the site
    • Click on download and at the end unzip the folder and insert it into the USB port on the back of the TV
    • Then you need to find the update item via USB in the settings and “Update now” confirm your action and everything is ready