Devices Turn On or Off Pointer Snap To Default Button in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the pointer Snap To default button option for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

To speed up the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, you can turn on the Snap To mouse properties option to Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Pointer Snap To Default Button in Control Panel
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Pointer Snap To Default Button using REG file





Option One

Turn On or Off Pointer Snap To Default Button in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Mouse icon.

2 Click/tap on the Pointer Options tab. (see screenshot below)

3 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box under Snap To for what you want.

4 Click/tap on OK.

5 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.

Pointer_Options.png





Option Two

Turn On or Off Pointer Snap To Default Button using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On Pointer Snap To Default Button

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

Turn_On_pointer_Snap_To_default_button.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
"SnapToDefaultButton"="1"

3 Turn Off Pointer Snap To Default Button

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_Off_pointer_Snap_To_default_button.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
"SnapToDefaultButton"="0"

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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It doesn't work with MS Office products.
 

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