El Capitan split screen mode works on older macs?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by shankar2, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502

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    Hey I have a mid 2009 macbook (white)

    If i install El Capitan on it would split screen mode work on it ? Kindly let me know Thanks!
     
  2. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also does Microsoft office 2011 word work with split screen feature?
     
  3. vladobizik macrumors 6502

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    Yes, don't worry about that. Macs have "real" multitasking and they always have, they can run many apps at once, the split-screen view in El Capitan is just a new way to view/utilize it.
    (it's actually very unlike multitasking in iOS 9 which is a new technological development that only the most powerful iOS devices can handle)
     
  4. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    It works on my 2009 iMac :)
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Split screen is of course no problem.
    But I doubt Microsoft office 2011 can support this feature.
     
  6. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I have 14.5.7 (the latest update), it doesn't. Office 2016 DOES though.
     
  7. redheeler, Oct 19, 2015
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    redheeler macrumors 603

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    It works on my late 2008 MacBook Air, and I'm sure it'll work on your MacBook. In fact, it should work on any Mac running El Capitan with 2 GB or more RAM.
    Very early Macintoshes couldn't multitask, so they've haven't always been able to do that. The ability to multitask has been around a long time though, and I think many older iOS devices (such as the iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and iPhone 6+) are actually capable of Split View, but they've been excluded in order to push sales of new iPads.
     
  8. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    I can not get Outlook 2016 to do split screen, but all others do (Word, PP, Excel, One-note)
     
  9. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What about office 2011 can it work with split mode?
     
  10. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Mine was post 6, yours was post 9. In short, no.
     
  11. McGiord macrumors 601

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    does split view work like in Windows to place for example four Windows one at each corner?
    I had been using Windows Magnet in all pre-El Capitan OS X, and would like to know if I can stop having that running.
     

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