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Split screen not available in CTP?

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  • In a few video's on the new Metro UI of Windows 8 the feature is shown where you can dock a second application, creating a split screen. I'm not able to do this using the CTP and when comparing it to the videos I see less space to drop my app when dragging it from the left. So I'm wondering, did I miss word that this feature is not available in the CTP or does it have something to do with my screen resolution (Dell XT2 with 1280x800 resolution)?
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:49 AM

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  • You need at least 1366x768 to have the side-by-side views enabled.
    • Proposed as answer by Zoltán1990 Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:54 AM
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:58 AM
  • Is there a registry hack? Mot of the Windows 7 based tablets are only 1280*800 such as my iconia tab w500 by Acer.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:22 AM
  • I've been trying to find a tablet with a >= 1366x768 16:9 display without a bevel and it's a huge pain in the ass.

    I might end up waiting for the Samsung Series 7 (i.e. what BUILD attendees got) but I'd like to get something sooner so I can start developing!

    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:46 AM
  • There is no strict requirement for 16:9 rate, you can use whatever rate you want. You just need to pass the width requirements for split support and height requirement for Metro support.
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:27 PM
  • On Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:27:58 +0000, MCCZ wrote:

    There is no strict requirement for 16:9 rate, you can use whatever rate you want. You just need to pass the width requirements for split support and height requirement for Metro support.

    There is a minimum requirement of 1366x768 for the split screen function
    for Metro apps and 1024x768 for full screen Metro apps.


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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:42 PM
  • there is a trick to enable snap on all resolutions:

    How to Force Enable Windows 8 Snap Feature in Low Screen Resolutions


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    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:53 PM
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:52 PM