Split screen with Mac OS 10.7.1 ?

Can I use a split screen on my 13 inch MacBook Air, OS Lion mid 2011? Thanks in advance.

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Clarification Request
I think you need to expand on this.

I've been able to show more than one app on screen on many versions of Mac OS. To me this is split screen operation.

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Only one app at a time

I only see one app at a time full screen.

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Clarification Request
I light of Bob's answer, I wonder if you have been using

full screen mode for all your apps.
Apps filling the whole screen, side to side and top to bottom, rather than in Windowed mode.


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Only one app shows at a time

I have only seen one app at a time on my MacBook Air Lion, never in a windows fashion as I can do in Windows 7.

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Ahh, you appear to be in Full Screen Mode, so,

with an App running, move the mouse to the very top of the screen.
The Menu bar should then appear and over in the top left of the screen you should see a series of dots. Red, Orange, Green. Click the Green one and your App will move out of Full Screen and into Windowed mode. It should stay like that the next time you launch it.
Another way out of FSM is to hit the Escape key and yet another way, this time to move into and out of Full Screen Mode is to hit the Control + Command + F which will move those apps that support FSM in and out of FSM.

Hope that helps


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What does running an App mean?

I'm not sure what you mean by running an app? I put my cursor to the top of the screen and I don't see a series of dots of any color. I am on a MacBook Air with Mac OS 10.7.1 (Lion). I tried launching what I consider an app from Launchpad and doesn't seem to get me anywhere where I can pull it on my FSM. I am a loss to split screen. I must be missing something.
Thanks, can you try again to explain to me?

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Trying to explain

An App is an Application/a program.

I gave you three (3) ways of getting out of Full Screen Mode (FSM)

Let's try Safari, the web browser.

Launch it from the Launch Pad.
Does it fill the entire screen?
Can you see the menu bar at the top of the screen? (Apple, Safari, File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks...etc....)
If the answer is NO, then you are in Full Screen Mode.
Press the Escape key (esc) once.
Now can you see the menu bar?


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