System Enable or Disable Snap Window without Dragging All the Way to Screen Edge in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable snap a window without dragging it all the way 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.

In previous Windows, you had to drag a window until the pointer reached all the way to the screen edge to snap it. Windows 11 now allows you to snap a window without dragging it all the way to the screen edge. You will now see a snap layout to snap the window as you get near the screen edge.

Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Snap Window without Dragging All the Way to Screen Edge in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Snap Window without Dragging All the Way to Screen Edge using REG file


EXAMPLE: Snap a window without dragging it all the way to the screen edge

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Option One

Enable or Disable Snap Window without Dragging All the Way to Screen Edge 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) When I drag a window, let me snap it without dragging all the way to the screen edge for what you want on the right side under Work with multiple windows.

The When I drag a window, let me snap it without dragging all the way to the screen edge 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 Window without Dragging All the Way to Screen Edge using REG file


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


2 To Enable Snap Window without Dragging All the Way to Screen Edge

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_snap_without_dragging_all_the_way_to_screen_edge_in_Windows_11.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]
"DITest"=dword:00000001

3 To Disable Snap Window without Dragging All the Way to Screen Edge

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

Disable_snap_without_dragging_all_the_way_to_screen_edge_in_Windows_11.reg


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

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