How to Turn On or Off Snap Layouts on Top of Screen in Windows 11?

The Snap Layouts is a unique feature of Windows 11 that lets you choose how to snap the current window. Using this feature, Windows 11 enables you to resize and arrange windows on your screen automatically.

Microsoft recently added a new way to snap windows into snap layouts. To do that, just drag a window to the top of the screen to reveal the snap layouts, drop the window on top of a zone to snap it, and use snap assist in finishing building the layout you selected.

However, this feature is currently available with Windows 11 build 22557 and later. It is expected that Microsoft will add this feature on the stable release of Windows 11 22H2.

Although this new feature makes it more comfortable to manage your windows on the screen, not everyone may be happy with it and might want to turn it off on their Windows 11 machine. If you are one of those Windows 11 users who want to turn off Snap Layouts on top of the screen, this growupwindows article will help you.

How to Turn On or Off Snap Layouts on Top of Screen in Windows 11 using Settings?

To enable or disable Snap Layouts on top of the screen in Windows 11 using Settings, do the following steps:-

Step 1. First, launch the Settings app.

Step 2. Then, click the System on the left side of the Settings window.

Step 3. On the opposite side of “System,” click on the Multitasking tile.

Step 4. Next, turn On the Snap windows toggle switch and click on the Snap windows header to expand it.

Step 5. In the following screen, check the option, “Show snap layouts when I drag a window to the top of my screen,” to enable this feature.

To turn off this feature, repeat the above steps and in step 5 above, uncheck the option “Show snap layouts when I drag a window to the top of my screen.”

How to Enable or Disable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen in Windows 11 using Registry Editor?

To turn on or off Snap Layouts on top of the screen in Windows 11 using Registry Editor, use these steps:-

Step 1. Very first, launch Registry Editor.

Step 2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following key on the left side:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Step 3. On the opposite side of the “Desktop” folder, double-click on WindowArrangementActive REG_SZ and set its “Value data” to 1.

Step 4. Then, click the OK button.

Step 5. After that, navigate to the following folder on the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Step 6. Then, right-click on the Advanced key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 7. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as EnableSnapBar.

Step 8. After that, double-click on EnableSnapBar REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” as follows:-

  • 0: Disable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen.
  • 1: Enable Snap Layouts on Top of Screen.

Step 9. Then, click the OK button.

Step 10. At last, restart your computer to take the effect of the changes.

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