When Windows 8 originally launched, we were pretty down on its split screen-style Snap View multitasking feature for how clunky it was to use. Instead of being able to place two apps next to each other in equal-sized windows, they were split 70/30, with one app taking up the majority of the screen and the other nearly unusable.
For Windows 8.1, Microsoft has made drastic improvements to the way the OS handles multitasking via Snap View, allowing users to split their screens between apps in ratios of 70/30, 60/40 or 50/50. Plus, the apps will scale properly to fit their new window sizes. If you have a 1080p display, you can even divide your screen between three apps. A 1366 x 768-pixel display will only support two. Here’s how to use the new Snap View feature:
To use the multiview mode with Internet Explorer 11:
You will now have two Internet Explorer windows, each taking up half of your display.