Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop

Windows 11 snap layouts are the new feature introduced to help end-users provide a better multitasking experience. This offers many different options to arrange multiple windows in the most preferred way.

You can use the snap layout feature for all the apps in Windows 11. This provides six layouts to arrange applications on the desktop.

Windows 11 helps multitask with tools like Snap layouts, Desktops, and a new more-intuitive redocking experience. The Windows 11 snap layouts help users arrange applications in six (6) different ways.

There are many other useful Windows 11 New Features introduced with the latest version of the insider program. In this post, you can learn more about the snap layout for applications in Windows 11.

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What is Windows 11 Snap Layouts

Windows 11 snap layouts help end-users arrange applications in six (6) different layouts. This feature is helpful in many scenarios during working on other consoles or portals. As shown in the screenshot below, you can hover over the maximize button to find the snap layout options on Windows 11.

Snap Groups are here to help you group applications in 6 layouts.

Windows 11 Snap Layout 1 – Two Equal Parts

The first option in Windows 11 snap layout comes with two application windows, as you can see below. The desktop screen gets divided into two equal parts. This is useful if you want to multitask with two different applications.

50-50 Ratio Snap Layout.

Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop - Credits to Microsoft
Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop – Credits to Microsoft

Snap Layout 2

The second option in snap layout helps to arrange two applications in an 80/20 layout. This is useful when you multitask with two different applications in the 80/20 layout.

80-20 ratio layout.

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Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop – Credits to Microsoft

Snap Layout 3 – Windows 11 Snap Layouts

The third option in snap layout helps arrange three applications in three equal layouts. This is useful when you multitask with three different applications in 3 equal layouts.

3 equal layouts.

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Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop – Credits to Microsoft

Snap Layout 4 – Windows 11 Snap Layouts

The fourth option in snap layout helps arrange three applications in 50-25-25 ratio layouts. This is useful when you multitask with three different applications in 3 layouts.

50-25-25 ratio layouts.

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Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop – Credits to Microsoft

Snap Layout 5

The fifth option in snap layout helps arrange four applications in 25-25-25-25 ratio layouts. This is useful when you multitask with three different applications in 4 layouts.

25-25-25-25 ratio layouts.

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Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop – Credits to Microsoft

Windows 11 Snap Layout 6

The fifth option in snap layout helps to arrange three applications in 3 layouts. This is useful when you multitask with three different applications in 3 layouts.

3 layouts.

Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop - Credits to Microsoft
Windows 11 Snap Layouts New Feature | Six Layouts to Arrange Applications in Desktop – Credits to Microsoft

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Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.

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