How to Disable Snap Assist in Windows 10

Joel Lee 02-11-2016

Windows 7 introduced Aero Snap, the feature that lets you drag any window to the edge of the screen for instant snapping and resizing. Windows 10 improved on it 10 Compelling Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 Windows 10 is coming on July 29. Is it worth upgrading for free? If you are looking forward to Cortana, state of the art gaming, or better support for hybrid devices - yes, definitely! And... Read More with some additional features — and it’s now called Snap Assist instead.


A lot of people love the feature, claiming that it helps with window organization and control 7 Ways to Organize and Control Your Windows Desktop Your Windows desktop is more versatile than you think. You can utilize a number of tricks and tools to keep things tidy and get things done quicker. Read More , but maybe you’re like me and stand on the other side of the fence. I don’t like it because I like custom precision when resizing my windows.

Fortunately, it’s an easy feature to disable.


Open the Start Menu and launch the Settings app. Navigate to System > Multitasking and disable the very first option called Arrange windows automatically by dragging them to the side or corners of the screen. Disabling that option will also disable the next three options.

That’s it!


If you need help staying organized, I recommend using the Task View and virtual desktops An Introduction to Virtual Desktop & Task View in Windows 10 Windows 10's new Virtual Desktop and Task View features are quality-of-life enhancements that you shouldn't overlook. Here's why they are useful and how you can start benefiting from them right now. Read More . The two of those features are some of the most practical improvements in Windows 10 so far, in my opinion.

Do you use Snap Assist? Why or why not? Let’s talk about it down below!

Related topics: Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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  1. Christopher Hipple
    November 2, 2016 at 10:39 am

    As a user with a 4k monitor and two side panels I like the feature, I just wish it was more feature rich. Would be nice to split windows into thirds rather then just two for example.

    • Doc
      November 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Have you tried AquaSnap?

      "...into thirds rather then..."

      Rather *than* - *then* means "at that time." :)

      • Christopher Hipple
        November 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm

        I have not tried AquaSnap, I'll give it a look.