System Enable or Disable Simultaneously Resize any Adjacent Snapped window in Windows 11

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

When you resize a snapped window, it will simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Simultaneously Resize any Adjacent Snapped window in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Simultaneously Resize any Adjacent Snapped window using REG file


EXAMPLE: "When I resize a snapped window, simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window"
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OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Simultaneously Resize any Adjacent Snapped window in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Multitasking on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Snap windows on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (enable - default) or Uncheck (disable) When I resize a snapped window, simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window for what you want on the right side under Work with multiple windows.

The When I resize a snapped window, simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window setting will be disabled and grayed out if Snap windows is not turned on.


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5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Simultaneously Resize any Adjacent Snapped window using REG file


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


2 To Enable Simultaneously Resize any Adjacent Snapped window

This is the default setting.


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

Turn_on_simultaneously_resize_adjacent_snapped_window.reg


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

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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:00000001

3 To Disable Simultaneously Resize any Adjacent Snapped window

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

Turn_off_simultaneously_resize_adjacent_snapped_window.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:00000000

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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