System Turn On or Off Snap windows in Windows 11

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The Snap windows feature in Windows 11 allows you to automatically resize and arrange windows on your screen.

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Snap windows for your account in Windows 11.


Contents



EXAMPLE: Windows 11 Snapping and Docking





OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Snap windows 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)

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3 Turn On (default) or Off Snap windows for what you want on the right side. (see screenshots below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Snap windows in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

2 Click/tap on either the Make the mouse easier to use, Make the Keyboard Easier To Use, or Make it easier to focus on tasks link. (see screenshot below)

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3 Check (off) or uncheck (on - default) Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edged of the screen for what you want under Make it easier to manage windows, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Snap_Control_Panel-2.png

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





OPTION THREE

Turn On or Off Snap windows using REG file


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


2 To Turn On Snap windows

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_on_Snap_windows_for_current_user.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"WindowArrangementActive"="1"

3 To Turn Off Snap windows

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

Turn_off_Snap_windows_for_current_user.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"WindowArrangementActive"="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 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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