How to Change the Split Screen Keyboard Shortcut in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge browser background

This article explains how to change or customize the Split Screen keyboard shortcut in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 11. However, users can switch to their preferred or favorite browser anytime. Edge is based on Chromium, similar to Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers today.

The Edge browser team is working on a new split screen feature that isn’t yet available to all users. However, it is currently added to the development version, which will be released soon.

The Split Screen feature allows you to view separate pages (links or tabs) in a single split screen window per tab within one Edge window. It also has a keyboard shortcut that you can use to split the screen window quickly.

The default keyboard shortcut to split the screen in Edge is CTRL + SHIFT + 2. However, you can customize or change the keys anytime.

Customize Edge split screen keyboard shortcuts

As described above, the Microsft team is working on a split screen feature that will be released to all users soon.

This feature lets you view separate pages (links or tabs) in a single split screen window per tab within one Edge window.

Here’s how to change or customize the keyboard shortcuts to turn on or off Edge split screen.

First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 horizontal dots button on the top right corner and select Settings.

micrsoft edge browser more option and settings

Next, click on Accessibility on the left panel.

Microsoft Edge Accessibility button

On the Accessibility settings page, under Shortcut, select the tile “Shortcut for split window,” then type in the new keyboard shortcut keys or keep current.

Microsoft Edge shortcut for split window
Microsoft Edge shows a mini menu when selecting the text button

Whatever shortcut you choose must include at least the CTRL or ALT key in the shortcut. Your changes should apply immediately.

Exit and restart the Microsoft Edge browser.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to change or customize the keyboard shortcuts for the Split Screen feature in Microsoft Edge.

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