System Enable or Disable Drag to Snap windows in Windows 11


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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.

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.


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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