Arc Browser has Split View that allows you to browse multiple websites side by side in the same window without the need to switch tabs or windows repeatedly. It can be helpful when you are doing research for something, comparisons, etc.
When you're not spending time switching between tabs needlessly, you can be more productive and focus on the task at hand.
Opening Tabs in Split View
There are multiple ways to open tabs in Split View in Arc Browser on Windows.
- Go to the upper-right corner of the screen and click the 'Split View' button.
- Then, select 'Add Right Split' or 'Add Left Split' depending on which side of the screen you want to add the other website to.
- Next, enter the URL or search for the website you want to add to Split View. If it's already open, it might appear in suggestions below the command bar; click on it.
- The tabs will open side by side. If you add a tab from the pinned section or favorites to Split View, it'll open again in the Today section.
- Alternatively, you can right-click on a tab from the sidebar and select 'Add Split View' from the context menu. Then, add the other tab to it.
- You can also click the 'Arc' icon in the top left.
- Then, go to 'Tabs' from the menu and select 'New Split View' from the sub-menu.
- You can also use the
- When you already have both tabs opened in the sidebar, open one tab that you want to add to the Split View.
- Then, go to the other tab in the sidebar (don't switch to this tab) and right-click on it. Then, select 'Open in Split View' from the context menu. This will add it to the right split view with the tab you have currently open.
- You can add more tabs to the Split View by repeating the same steps. Go to the tabs in Split View. Then, depending on where you want to add the third tab, click the 'Split View' button for a tab.
For example, if you want to add the third tab on the left, click the Split View button from the first tab's toolbar and select 'Add Left Split'. But if you want to add it on the right, click the Split View button from the second tab's toolbar and select 'Add Right Split' instead. You can also add a new tab in the middle.
- Then, search for the website and add it.
Managing Tabs in Split View
Once the tabs are open in Split View, there are a few things you can do. Currently, you cannot resize the tabs in Arc Browser on Windows.
- Each tab in Split View will have its own URL bar with individual controls. You can enter a URL here to navigate to another website while still remaining in Split View.
- To close a tab in Split View, click the 'X' button in its top-right corner, the 'X' button for that tab from the sidebar, or use the
Wkeyboard shortcut. Remember that this will archive that tab.
- To close the Split View while still having the tabs open, go to the tab grouping on the sidebar and right-click on it. Then, select 'Separate All Tabs'.
- When you have more than two tabs open in Split View, you can separate one tab by keeping others in Split View by going to the tab name in the context menu and selecting 'Separate from Split View' from the sub-menu.
Split View aids multitasking by allowing users to view and interact with multiple websites side-by-side. This eliminates the need to switch tabs constantly, enhancing productivity and focus. Using the above guide, you can use Split View in Arc Browser efficiently.