System Enable or Disable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen in Windows 11


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

Windows 11 includes a Snap Layouts feature that allows you to select how to snap the current window.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft added a new way to snap windows into snap layouts that works wonderfully with both touch and mouse! To try it out, just drag a window to the top of the screen to reveal the snap layouts, drop the window on top of a zone to snap it, and use snap assist to finish building your layout.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing snap layouts when dragging a window to the top of the screen for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen using REG file


EXAMPLE: Show snap layouts when you drag a window to the top of the screen

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Option One

Enable or Disable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen 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)

Open Multitasking settings

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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) Show snap layouts when I drag a window to the top of my screen for what you want.

The Show snap layouts when I drag a window to the top of my screen 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 Snap Layouts on Top of Screen using REG file


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

2 To Enable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen

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_show_snap_layouts_when_drag_window_to_top_of_screen.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]
"EnableSnapBar"=dword:00000001

3 To Disable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen

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

Disable_show_snap_layouts_when_drag_window_to_top_of_screen.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"EnableSnapBar"=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 Either 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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