How to Disable Aero Snap Feature
Windows Aero in Windows 7 has brought several UI changes, cool visual effects and features but some of which may be annoying or useless. For instance, the Aero Snap may create undesirable effects when used in multi-monitor setups. The Aero Snap feature gives you the ability to click and drag a window to the right or left side of the desktop and causes the window to fill the respective half of the screen and many other quick movements but to read more about the Snap features go here. On the other hand, to disable the Snap feature, follow these steps:
- In the Start search box type in mouse and select the Change how your mouse works item
- Select the checkbox Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen
The options in the Make the mouse easier to use page, include:
- Change the color and size of mouse pointers – You can use these options to make the mouse pointer larger, or change the color to make it easier to see.
- Turn on Mouse Keys - You can use this option to control the movement of the mouse pointer by using the numeric keypad.
- Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse - This option makes it easier to select and activate a window by pointing at it with the mouse rather than by clicking it.
- Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen – This option prevents windows from automatically resizing and docking along the sides of your screen when you move them there.
Note: Some keyboard shortcuts related to windows movement may stop functioning when you disable the Aero Snap feature.