Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How to disable Windows 7 Aero snap feature

You may have seen the new window snap feature advertised in the commercials for Windows 7, but after using Window 7 for a week I can tell you that it is really annoying. Luckily you can turn it off with one check box. If you're like me and can't stand it, here's how to shut it off.

1. Go to Start->Control Panel->Ease of Access
2. Open the Ease of Access Center
3. Find the "Make the mouse easier to use" link and click it
4. Scroll down and check the box that says "Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen" and click OK

Now you can move your windows around again without having them snap to positions or automatically resize themselves. If you have trouble following those instructions, try the howtogeek.com walkthrough that has screenshots.

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