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Disable snapping in Windows 10 but keep other extended window management options

Disable snapping in Windows 10 but keep other extended window management options

The Aero Snap feature which appeared in Windows 7, allows you to manage opened windows easily. It has a number of features, one of which, is the ability to dock an opened window to the screen edges. This behavior exists in Windows 10 and Windows 8 as well. Windows allows turning off Aero Snap completely via Ease of Access Center but offers no fine tuning over it. Turning off Aero Snap disables drag-to-top to maximize, drag-from-maximize to restore, drag-to-side-edges to snap and the vertical maximizing feature - it's an all or none switch. It is possible to keep all Aero Snap options on but only disable drag-to-side-edges to snap. In this article we will see how it can be done.

How to disable the Aero Snap feature in Windows 10

How to disable the Aero Snap feature in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to control the size and positioning of open windows better by dragging them to the edge of the screen. If you drag a window using its title bar to the top edge of the screen, it will be maximized. With the mouse pointer touching the left or right edges of the screen when dragging a window, it will be snapped to the left or right side of the screen respectively. However, this can trigger accidental resizing or repositioning of the window. If you don't like this snapping feature of the window manager, you might want to disable it completely.

Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

In Windows 7, Microsoft introduced two new ways to arrange windows and manage their size/position and window state. The two features are called "Aero Snap" and "Aero Shake" respectively. The first one arranges and resizes windows by moving them to the left, top or right edge of the screen. The second one minimizes all windows when you shake the active window. I never liked these two changes and found them annoying because it is easy to accidentally move a window to the edge. Some time ago, I wrote how to disable the Aero Snap feature. That trick actually disables the Aero Shake feature too. Today I will share with you a trick to disable only Aero Shake with a registry tweak.

How to disable the Aero Snap feature in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7

How to disable the Aero Snap feature in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7

Since Windows 7, the operating system allows you to control the size and positioning of open windows better by dragging them to the edge of the screen. If you drag a window using its title bar to the top edge of the screen, it will be maximized. With the mouse pointer touching the left or right edges of the screen when dragging a window, it will be snapped to the left or right side of the screen respectively. However, this can trigger accidental resizing or repositioning of the window. If you don't like this snapping feature of the window manager, you might want to disable it completely.