How to Disable Windows 7 ‘ Aero Snap ‘ Feature

Aero is the name for the Windows 7  interface (GUI) and Snap is the feature which resizes windows when you drag them to the edge of a screen.  Personally I like most of the AERO SNAP features but I don’t like the one that kicks in when you drag a Window to the left or right edge of the screen.  However, without a registry entry there is no way to turn off only a part of SNAP, so if you want to get rid of SNAP, this is how you do it:

  1. Click the START button
  2. Type CHANGE HOW YOUR MOUSE WORKS (lower case is fine) in the search bar
    • You can also find this via the CONTROL PANEL, EASE OF ACCESS CENTER, EASE OF USE, CHANGE HOW YOUR MOUSE WORKS, but that is a pain
  3. Check PREVENT WINDOWS FROM BEING AUTOMATICALLY ARRANGED WHEN MOVED TO THE EDGE OF THE SCREEN

Disable Aero Snap - Windows 7 Mouse Drag - Resize Feature
Disable Aero Snap - Windows 7 Mouse Drag - Resize Feature

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