Multitask on your Galaxy Book

Two apps opened in Split Screen view on a Galaxy Book S

If you need to view a few different things at once on your Galaxy Book, you can use Split Screen view and Virtual Desktop. Split Screen view allows you to display two apps at the same time, and you can also adjust the size of the apps to suit your needs. Virtual desktop lets you open and use multiple desktops for more streamlined multitasking.

Use Split Screen view

Multitask on your Galaxy Book with Split Screen view, so you can see and control two different apps at the same time.

To use Split Screen view, first open the two apps you want to use. Select Task View on the taskbar, and then select the first app you would like to use. Select either Snap left or Snap right to position the app. Select the second app to automatically positon it to the opposite side of the screen. You can adjust the size of the windows by selecting the divider in the center and dragging it to the left or right.

Note: The Snap option will not appear if the apps are not opened first. Some apps may not be compatible with Split Screen view.

Open multiple desktops

If you need to access several windows, you can have them open at the same time with Virtual Desktop. Alternate between different desktops on your screen, so you can view all of your apps and documents quickly.

To use Virtual Desktop, select the Task View icon in the taskbar, and then select New desktop. Currently opened apps, windows, and activity history will appear in the new desktop so you can change or remove them. Each new desktop that you create will be visible in Task View, so you’ll always know which one to select when you need it.

Hover over the thumbnails in Task View to see the apps and windows in each desktop. You can delete desktops you no longer need or add new ones. Right-click on the opened windows in each desktop to view additional options, such as snapping the window to the left or the right, or moving the window from the desktop. Use these options to customize your desktops and get the most out of each screen.

How would you like to contact us?

Message Us

or text SMSCARE to 62913 for 24/7 live support


Request Service

Schedule in-home, walk-in, or mail-in service with our easy service diagnosis and scheduling tool

Help with your Order

Your order, returns, refunds and trade-in questions answered

Message Us

Text SMSCARE to 62913 to receive live support 24/7*

* Standard text message and data rates may apply

Social Support

Contact us on Twitter or Facebook and we'll reply with an answer to your question or issue.

Ask the Community

Browse answers, ask questions and get solutions from other Samsung customers.

Question about a promotion?

Learn more about Samsung promotions.

  • Give us a call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864)
  • Mobile Support 8 AM - 12 AM EST 7 days a week
  • Home Electronics & Appliance Support 8 AM - 12 AM EST M-F 9 AM - 6 PM EST Sat, Closed Sunday
  • IT/Computing Support 8 AM - 9 PM EST, Mon - Fri Closed Sat-Sun
  • Order Support Order Help