Windows 8.1 brought a wide range of features and cool functions for the users of Windows, but still there are a lot of confusions regarding Windows 8.1. The users are still looking for the ways to resolve these issues. Since it is the latest update from Microsoft, so there is no user guide for the confused and baffled users who are looking here and there to get out of the issues they are facing in Windows 8.1. One of the major issues faced by the users is when they open an app such as Photos or Calculator, they are not able to open another app along with the first app. If they try to switch to another app while keeping the first app opened, it is not possible for them as they have to close the first app by using “Alt+F4” and only then they can move to another app to use it. This is quite confusing for the majority of the users. Luckily, there is a very simple technique that can be followed to switch to another app while using the first app. Here is how you can do so.
Step 1: Go to the apps section and click on your desired app you want to launch. In my case, I opened “Calculator” as I wanted to calculate some data for meehanforpa.com
Step 2: Now move your cursor to the extreme upper left corner of the screen where you will notice the cursor of your mouse turns into a hand. It shows you can move the screen of Calculator downwards. You need to drag the screen and drop it downwards.
Step 3: Once you have done so, you will notice your screen has split into two parts. In one part you will see the currently running Calculator and in the second part you will see the programs and websites you were visiting earlier.
Step 4: You can open any other app by clicking the “Start” button as the below image shows it the best. It will take you towards the apps section where you can select another app and it will also appear before you.
In the same way you can open many apps at the same time and you will not be confused any more.