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how can I open a webpage and a writer document on the same screen?

asked 2018-03-19 22:16:57 +0200

Paola Elisa gravatar image

Hi, I would like to take notes about a Youtube video in a Writer document, without having to switch screens all the time. Sometimes I would also like to work on multiple LibreOffice docs at the same time, without switching windows (having all the docs open in one window). Is this possible somehow?

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PLEASE tell us what operating system you are using. Each of Window, Mac OSX, and various flavours of Linux have different utilities for accomplishing them. What is recommended is specific to the OS, however, So -- what are you using?

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-03-20 15:24:15 +0200 )edit

Many thanks you for the answer. I'm currently using a Windows OS. I will let you know which kind as soon as I find out. Please have a nice day.

Paola Elisa gravatar imagePaola Elisa ( 2018-03-21 10:20:28 +0200 )edit

Really sorry foer wasting your time a bit, but I just tried the system suggested below ( Hold Windows key (flying flag thing) and the right or left arrow key ) and it worked!

Paola Elisa gravatar imagePaola Elisa ( 2018-03-21 10:23:50 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-03-20 00:55:57 +0200

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updated 2018-03-20 00:56:46 +0200

If you use Win10, you can use Snap Assist. Hold Windows key (flying flag thing) and the right or left arrow key. One document will "snap" to the side of the arrow you clicked (if you used left, it goes to the left) and the other open windows will appear on the other side for you to choose. You can also put up more.

There's a lot of how-tos about it out there. I just found out about it a few weeks ago and use it often. There is also Taskview but that's only good if you have a bunch of windows and some are for one project and some are for another. Otherwise, kinda useless since you can't customize it further.

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Thank you for your suggestion, it worked! I just marked your answer as "Right" with this upper left corner button. Please have a nice day.

Paola Elisa gravatar imagePaola Elisa ( 2018-03-21 10:26:40 +0200 )edit

@Paola.Fiorentini - You mark the answer as correct by clicking the little round "checkmark" icon under the up/down arrows on the upper left. The up/down arrows are meant to indicate usefulness (or not!), so it's still good that you "clicked up" (so to speak!).

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-03-21 17:03:11 +0200 )edit

Ok, I did it. Would you know how I can adjust character size in the 2-docs-in-one-window so I can read them both at the same time without having to run right and left?

Paola Elisa gravatar imagePaola Elisa ( 2018-03-25 23:46:14 +0200 )edit

@paola-elisa Either from Menu bar, View - Zoom - set-zoom-factor, or use the "magnification slider" in the right end of the bottom "status bar" in the LibO window.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-03-26 10:03:12 +0200 )edit
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answered 2018-03-19 23:00:42 +0200

floris v gravatar image

Short answer: no. Long answer: you can have the browser and Writer windows open side by side, with customized sizes. You can have several Writer windows side by side as well, but the user interface will take a lot of space. Having several documents open in a single application window was possible in the past in MS DOS and early versions of Windows but was abandoned later.

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Hi, and thanks for the answer. I used the above suggestion |Hold Windows key (flying flag thing) and the right or left arrow key|, and it worked. I am not sure whether the user interface takes a lot of space, because I'm afraid I don't know what user interface and a lot of space mean. I have a Windows OS, I don't know which kind it is. Please have a nice day.

Paola Elisa gravatar imagePaola Elisa ( 2018-03-21 10:32:05 +0200 )edit

Hope you're not offended.

Paola Elisa gravatar imagePaola Elisa ( 2018-03-25 23:46:55 +0200 )edit
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I'm not. You took the trouble to accept the answer that helped you. Few people do. Keep it up. :=)

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-03-26 00:32:52 +0200 )edit
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