System Enable or Disable Snap Assist 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 snap a window, Snap Assist will show what you can snap next to it. Snap Assist significantly speeds up the process of snapping windows side-by-side by offering you a choice of windows to snap by just clicking on a window to snap it.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Snap Assist for your account in Windows 11.

Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Snap Assist in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Snap Assist using REG file


EXAMPLE: Snap Assist "When I snap a window, show what I can snap next to it"
Snap_Assist.png






OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Snap Assist 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)

Snap_Settings-1.png

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 snap a window, show what I can snap next to it for what you want on the right side under Work with multiple windows.

The When I snap a window, show what I can snap next to it setting will be disabled and grayed out if Snap windows is not turned on.


Snap_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Snap Assist using REG file


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


2 To Enable Snap Assist

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_Snap_Assist_for_current_user.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]
"SnapAssist"=dword:00000001

3 To Disable Snap Assist

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

Turn_off_Snap_Assist_for_current_user.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"SnapAssist"=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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Not a feature I ever use so I have it disabled but wouldn't hesitate to use it if it was useful to the way I work
 

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