If you do not like Snap feature in Windows 11 that allow you access multiple windows simultaneously, then there are multiple methods to disable it.
About Snap Layouts Feature
Windows 11 introduced a new feature called the Snap Layout feature which lets users move opened windows to a specific region of the screen by hovering your mouse on the maximize button and selecting the available pre-defined snap layout.
This new feature of Windows 11 is very useful if you are working with multiple windows increases work efficiency.
Some users find the flyout that appears when hovering their cursor over the maximize button, bothering or simply do not find the Snap Layout feature useful.
If you are one of those users and want to disable this feature in Windows 11, follow the steps below to disable this feature.
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Method 1: Disable from Snap Layout from Settings
You can disable the Snap Layout feature from the system settings by following the simple steps below.
- Open Start, type Settings and press the Enter key.
- In Settings, select System and then select Multitasking in the left Panel.
- Now uncheck the box associated with Show snap layouts when I hover over a window’s maximize button and you are done.
- There are some other settings located here too, which you can set to your liking.
If at some point you wish to enable the Snap Layout feature, simple check the box next to Show snap layouts when I hover over a window’s maximize button.
Method 2: Disable Snap Layout from Registry Editor
You can also disable Snap Layout from registry editor if you wish to. Follow the steps below to disable the feature from registry settings.
Step 1: Right click on Start and select Run from the menu. Type regedit in the run dialog box and press Enter.
Step 2: In the registry, navigate to the following directory:
Step 3: Once you go to the above destination, you will see files listed on the right panel.
Step 4: Locate a file named EnableSnapAssistFlyout. If it is available, skip this step. If not, do the following:
Right click on the Advanced folder in the left panel, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it EnableSnapAssistFlyout.
Step 5: Right click on the EnableSnapAssistFlyout file in the right panel and select Modify…
Step 6: Replace the 1 with 0 under Value data and click OK (0 for Disable and 1 for Enable). Close the registry editor and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
These are two ways how you can disable the new Snap Layout feature. We hope that you find our guide useful in disabling this feature.