How to Turn Off Windows Snap Assist

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Windows Snap Assist lets you drag a window to the edge of your Windows 10 screen and that window will automatically snap to that edge and fill up a defined amount of space. Whether the Windows Snap Assist feature is making working on your Windows 10 computer difficult or you just don’t like it, Microsoft makes it relatively easy to turn Windows Snap Assist off. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.

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Steps to Turn Off Windows Snap Assist

  1. Click the “Windows” icon in the corner of your taskbar to open a menu, and then click “Settings” in the menu. The Settings screen is displayed.
  2. Click “System.” The System screen is shown.
  3. Click “Multitasking” in the menu on the left side of the screen. Multitasking options will be shown on the right side of the screen.
  4. Click to toggle off “Snap Windows” if you want to disable Windows Snap assist entirely. Alternatively, you can leave the Snap Windows toggle on but de-select any individual components of Windows Snap Assist you don’t want to use, such as whenever you snap a window it automatically fills all available space, being shown what else you can snap after you snap a window, and simultaneously resizing any adjacent snapped windows.
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