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Published on 04.15.11 by Brent Trahan

Disable Aero Snap and Shake in Windows 7

Stop windows from resizing when you drag them to the edges of your screen in Windows 7.

If you drag a window to the side of your screen a feature called Aero Snap will “snap” the window which resizes and repositions it depending on which edge of the screen you drag it to.

Dragging a window to the left or right edge of the screen will cause the window to resize and take up half of that side of the screen. Dragging a window to the top edge will cause the window to maximize and take up the full screen. Shaking a window will cause all other windows to minimize.

Disable Aero Snap

  1. Click the Start orb and open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Type mouse in the search box at the top right of the control panel.

  3. Click Change how your mouse works under Ease of Access Center in the Control Panel.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the window and check Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen.

  5. Click OK to save the changes.

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  1. FirstPost says:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

    It disables the mouse action but not the keyboard shortcuts. It does not affect AeroPeak or AeroShake. It also does not affect ‘maximizing a window in a verticle direction only’.

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