Windows 8.1 - How to disable the Aero Snap feature

Windows 8.1 - Prevent windows from being re-arranged when moved to the edge of the screen (Disable Aero Snap)


When you move an application window at the edge of your screen, it will automatically be resized (e.g full screen when moved at the top of the screen)
To disable this feature under Windows 8.1 follow the below procedure:

  • Open the Control Panel > Ease of Access Center.
  • Click on Make it easier to focus on tasks.

  • Scroll to Make it easier to manage windows.
  • Untick the Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen checkbox.

Ask a question
CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jean-François Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.
This document, titled « Windows 8.1 - How to disable the Aero Snap feature », is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM (ccm.net).