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


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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.

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.


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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