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Windows Snap feature in Windows 11 has got nifty improvements

The Snap feature in Windows 11 has got useful additions and is possibly inspired by Fancy Zones of PowerToys. The snapping process remains unchanged since Windows 10 and supports the same keyboard shortcuts. However, the new thing here is when you move your mouse  pointer over the Maximize window button on any open window, a pop-up will allow you to quickly pick the desired position of the window on the screen.

The leaked Windows 11 preview build has revealed a bunch of new features Microsoft is working on, giving us a clear idea of what the company calls the "next-generation operating system." There are plenty of changes, from the new Start menu, new taskbar, new sounds and a bunch of new wallpapers.

Besides the new look, there are a number of new features in the OS. One of them is window snapping. It includes 4 predefined layout, which appear as a preview when you mouse over the maximize window button.

Once your mouse pointer reaches the maximize button of any window, the following user interface will appear:

Windows Snap In Windows 11

By click on the appropriate preview thumbnail, you will be able to

  • Display windows in two equal areas.
  • To show two windows side-by-side, having the left window wider than the right one.
  • To show a window on the left that takes a half of the screen with two vertically arranged windows on the right side.
  • To display four equal-sized windows on the screen.

There's obviously some room for improvements. The Redmond software giant may add more Fancy Zones-like features to Windows Snap, including the ability to create your own layout templates to choose from.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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