Windows 8.1 will also bring a variable, continuous size of snap views.

According to a blog post by Microsoft, you will have more ways to see multiple apps on the screen at the same time.

You can

  • Resize apps to any size you want;
  • Share the screen between two apps;
  • Have up to three apps on each screen if you have a multiple displays connected;
  • Have different Windows Store apps running on all the displays at the same time and the Start Screen can stay open on one monitor;

In addition, you can have multiple windows of the same app snapped together – such as two Internet Explorer windows.

What do you guys think about the changes in multitasking in Windows 8.1?

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  • LW

    It would appear the biggest change that has happened to multitasking is: the definition of “multitasking.”

    “Multitasking” in the computer industry has meant the ability for the operating system to run multiple applications simultaneously, something the classic Windows desktop OS has had since Windows XP, based on the NT kernel.

    Now “multitasking” appears to mean “letting the user see more than one application at a time,” something the classic Windows desktop OS has always had — until Metro. In fact, it’s pretty much exactly what Windows was *created* for — until Metro. So yay, Windows 8.1!