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

  • Staff
Snap_banner.png

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.

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.

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
Snap_without_dragging_all_the_way_to_screen_edge.jpg






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)

Snap_without_dragging_all_the_way_to_screen_edge_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 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.


Snap_without_dragging_all_the_way_to_screen_edge_Settings-2.png

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


 

Attachments

  • Disable_snap_without_dragging_all_the_way_to_screen_edge_in_Windows_11.reg
    690 bytes · Views: 65
  • Enable_snap_without_dragging_all_the_way_to_screen_edge_in_Windows_11.reg
    842 bytes · Views: 74
  • Snap.png
    Snap.png
    24 KB · Views: 9
Last edited:
Top Bottom