This post shows students and new users how to disable the newly released Snap layouts feature in Windows 11 desktop. Snap layouts feature allows you to view and access multiple windows at the same time 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.
Windows 11, when generally available, probably later this year, will come with many new features and enhancements that may confuse some students and new users right away. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways of using Windows.
These changes include, a redesigned user desktop, centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors and many more.
For those who want to disable Snap layouts in Windows, the steps below will help them do that. You can either disable this feature via the System settings or Windows registry.
Also, for students and new users who want to learn how to use Windows, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.
To get started disabling 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.
There are multiple ways to select Windows 11 default speakers. Using Windows systems settings, one can quickly select the system-wide speakers for all apps.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done 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, select Multitasking on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.
In the Multitasking setting panel, expand the button next to Snap windows 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 a window’s maximize button.
That will do it!
Disable Snap layouts from registry in Windows 11
If you want to use Windows registry to disable 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:
When Windows registry opens, navigate to the path below:
You can simply copy the path above and pastes in the box. When you’re there, locate ‘EnableSnapAssistFlyout’ in the DWORDs listed 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. To do that, go to Start ==> Settings ==> System ==> Multitasking ==> Snap Windows and toggle the button to the Off position.
That will disable Snap windows and everything related to Snap.
This post showed you how to disable Snap layouts and Snap windows in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.