Does Chrome's built-in "side-by-side" windows feature work on any platform except Windows?

by jkp   Last Updated April 15, 2017 03:01 AM

I've recently been making use of the full-screen mode in various applications to help keep my focus centered on whatever I happen to be doing at the time. To this end I'm using Chrome in full-screen mode as well.

This works great, but I find a lot of screen estate is wasted on my 30inch monitor. I easily have enough room to run two tabs side-by-side.

I did some googling and whilst I found that there are several extension which basically insert HTML frames into a single tab to allow you to browse two sites (not very elegant from what I can see) there is apparantly a built-in feature from Google that lets you do this quite neatly.

See the video here. The trouble is that this doesn't seem to work for me on OS X. I'm using a recent Chromium build so I should have pretty cutting edge code. Does anyone know if there is something I'm missing? Is there a modifier key that needs to be pressed to make this feature work os is it just Windows only for now?



Answers 2


That side-by-side feature (Aero Snap) is actually part of the Windows Aero GUI and available to all programs in Windows 7. It's not part of Google Chrome.

I wish Aero also included something exactly like Exposé.

paradroid
paradroid
November 08, 2010 10:55 AM

I can't answer to paradroid and Jamie Schembri but they are both wrong, it is not a part of windows 7 because it works on XP. And the Chrome UI give more side by side option than Win 7.

It doesn't work on other platform, but I don't know why.

hokkos
hokkos
December 10, 2010 21:13 PM

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