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How to Disable Window Snapping in Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can quickly rearrange and align open windows in a grid pattern using the built-in Windows Snapping feature. While this is a robust feature, if you are moving from another operating system such as macOS, or want to use an alternative window manager software, you can disable the window snap feature via the Settings app. It is a pretty simple process and doesn’t require advanced settings or administrator rights. In this tutorial, let me show you the steps to disable window snapping on Windows 11.

Steps to Disable Window Snapping on Windows 11

To turn off Snap, all you have to do is toggle the Windows Snap feature in the Multitasking page of the Settings app. Here’s how.

1. First, launch the Settings app by pressing the “Windows key + I” shortcut.

2. Go to the System tab on the sidebar.

3. Click on the Multitasking option.

open Windows 11 multitasking options

4. At the top, turn off the Snap Windows toggle.

turn off snap windows toggle to disable window snapping in Windows 11

That’s it. Window snapping, sometimes also called Snap Assist, is fully disabled on Windows 11.

Wrapping Up – Managing Window Snapping in Windows 11

From now on, Windows 11 will not snap a window when you move it to the screen’s edge. Also, it will not show the snap layout when you move a window to the top edge of your screen. That being said, while you’ve disabled the built-in snapping functionality, you can still use third-party desktop organizers such as FancyZones in PowerToys, without any difficulties.

If you change your mind and want to enable window snapping, open the “Settings” app, go to “System > Multitasking,” and turn on the “Snap Windows” features.

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