System Enable or Disable Drag to Snap windows in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Snap windows by dragging a window to the screen edge for your account in Windows 11.

The Snap windows feature in Windows allows you to automatically resize and arrange windows on your screen.

One way to Snap windows is to drag a window to the screen edge. When the pointer or touch point reaches the screen edge, the dragged window will snap. You will see a snap layout to snap the window when you get to the screen edge.


EXAMPLE: Drag a window to the screen edge to Snap

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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.

2 To Enable Drag to Snap windows

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_drag_to_Snap_windows_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="1"

3 To Disable Drag to Snap windows

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_drag_to_Snap_windows_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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This is a bit weird, I can drag to snap to thirds on secondary monitor but not on main monitor...

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