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How to disable Snap Layouts when hover over maximise button on Windows 11?

Windows 11 has a new feature called Snap Layouts which is something similar to Snap Assist on Windows 10. When hover the mouse pointer over the window’s maximise button located at the top-right corner, a small screen will display with available snap layouts, you can click one of the zones you want to snap the window to.

When hover the mouse pointer over the window’s maximise button located at the top-right corner, a small screen will display with available snap layouts, you can click one of the zones you want to snap the window to.

This article will show you the setting for how to disable or enable snap layouts to show when mouse pointer hover over window’s maximise button.

Step 1: Press Windows + i key on the keyboard to open the Settings app. Alternatively, you can click the Start menu and select the Settings gear icon located at the top of the menu by default.

Press Windows + i key on the keyboard to open the Settings app. Alternatively, you can click the Start menu and select the Settings gear icon located at the top of the menu by default.

Step 2: Click on the System on the left sidebar.

Step 3: Click on Multi-tasking section.

Click on the System on the left sidebar and then Multi-tasking section.

Step 4: Click on the Snap windows dropdown menu.

Step 5: Uncheck the Show snap layouts when I hover over a window’s maximize button checkbox.

Uncheck the Show snap layouts when I hover over a window’s maximize button checkbox under Snap windows dropdown menu.

Step 6: Close the Settings app.

Step 7: Try to hover the mouse pointer over the window’s maximise button again, the small screen for snap layouts no longer displays.

Try to hover the mouse pointer over the window's maximise button again, the small screen for snap layouts no longer displays.

If you change your mind and like to enable back the snap layouts screen display for window’s maximise button, repeat the steps above and check the Show snap layouts when I hover over a window’s maximize button checkbox.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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