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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.
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How to disable vertical maximizing of windows in Windows 10

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 maximize an open window vertically by double clicking on the window's top edge. 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 this vertical maximize feature - it's an all or none switch. If you want to keep Aero Snap on but only disable vertical maximizing of windows, in this article we will see how it can be done.
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How to disable dragging of maximized windows in Windows 10

Windows 7 introduced the Aero Snap feature where you could drag a window with the mouse pointer to the edges of the screen to snap it or maximize it. But another behavior of this feature is that maximized windows can also be dragged down from the title bar to restore them to their original size. This behavior exists in Windows 10 and Windows 8 as well. Windows allows turning Aero Snap off 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 and drag-to-side-edges to snap. Instead if you want to keep Aero Snap on but only disable dragging of maximized windows, let me tell you that it is possible!
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Get Windows 10 Snap features in Windows 7 and XP using AquaSnap

In Windows 7, Microsoft added Aero Snap which made rearranging windows easier even though the underlying abilities were present in Windows since Windows 95. In Windows 10, Microsoft introduced more features for snapping windows. But Windows 10 as we know from experience has far too many issues and is nowhere near the quality of Windows 7. So for those who wish to continue using Windows 7, here's a good news. With a free app, you can get some Windows 10 Snap features on Windows 7.
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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.
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