HELP! Windows 7 Automatically Moves and Resizes My Windows! How do I Turn This Off?
As soon users have discovered inadvertently Windows 7 now comes installed with a feature that can automatically move and resize your Windows depending on where they are dragged on the screen. This feature in Windows 7 is known as “Aero Snap” and was designed to increase productivity by allowing users to manage their windows easier.
Though in some cases this can lead to pure frustration for users, which is the case for many of the people who have emailed me asking how to fix this from happening.
If you prefer to manage your windows yourself and would like to disable Aero snap altogether simply follow these 3 easy steps:
- First click “Start” > “Control Panel” and click on “Ease of Access”. Under Ease of Access Center select “Change how your mouse works”.
- In the new window look for an option that says “Make it easier to manage Windows”.
- Put a check mark next to the option that says “Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen”. Then click “Ok” to save your settings.
(The option above can also be set under “Change how your keyboard works” under the Ease of Access Center.)
You have now disabled the Aero Snap feature in Windows 7 and should no longer have to worry about your workspace being arranged automatically when you accidently move a window.