A guide to turning off Snap Layouts on Windows 11

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This article guides users on deactivating the Snap layouts feature on Windows 11 via System Settings and the Windows Registry. The features can be disabled by unchecking the ‘Show Snap layouts when I hover over the window’s maximize button’ option in System Settings, modifying the ‘EnableSnapAssistFlyout’ value to ‘0’ in the Registry, or by toggling…

This post shows students and new users how to turn off the newly released Snap layouts feature on Windows 11 desktops.

The Snap layouts feature allows you to view and access multiple windows simultaneously by splitting them on your screen. You can access Snap layouts simply by hovering your mouse over the top edge of your app windows on the maximize button, which launches a flyout with the possible snap layouts you can choose to reorient the windows.

For several reasons, someone may want to disable Snap layouts in Windows 11. One reason could be that they find the feature distracting or unnecessary and prefer to manage their windows manually.

Some users may also have older or low-end devices that struggle to handle the feature, resulting in lag or other performance issues. Additionally, users who work with sensitive or confidential information may want to disable Snap layouts to prevent accidental data leaks or unauthorized access.

Whatever the reason, the steps outlined in the post above should help users turn off Snap layouts in Windows 11.

To get started turning off Snap layouts in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to turn off layouts in Windows from System Settings

To disable Snap Layout via Settings, go to the Settings panel using the Start menu.

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Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. Everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click System, and select Multitasking on the right pane of your screen, as shown in the image below.

Expand the button next to Snap windows in the Multitasking setting panel to show more Snap options. On the list of options for Snap layouts, disable or uncheck the box next to Show Snap layouts when I hover over the window’s maximize button.

That will do it!

Disable Snap layouts from the registry in Windows 11

If you want to use the Windows registry to turn off Snap layouts, simply press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run app.

Or you can use Windows search and search for Run.

In the Run app box, type the commands below:

regedit

When the Windows registry opens, navigate to the path below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

You can simply copy the path above and paste it into the box. When you’re there, locate ‘EnableSnapAssistFlyout‘ in the DWORDs on the right.

Double-click or right-click and modify EnableSnapAssistFlyout and change the data value to 0 to disable.

That should do it!

Disable Snap Windows Entirely in Windows 11

You can disable Snap entirely by disabling Snap altogether. Go to Start ==> Settings ==> System ==> Multitasking ==> Snap Windows and toggle the button to the Off position.

That will turn off Snap windows and everything related to Snap.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn off Snap layouts and Snap windows in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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