How to Turn On or Off Snap Layouts on Windows 11?

Microsoft has included several new features on Windows 11 that were not available in its ancestor Windows 10. One of the noticeable features of Windows 11 is Snap Layouts which helps you handle multiple windows simultaneously with ease.

Also Read: New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11.

Snap Layouts and Snap Groups; these two features bring the next level of Task Switching to Windows 11. A snap navigator smoothly manages these features to navigate the tabs of your choice. One should note that the Windows have to be resized manually while using the snap option.

Snap Layouts arrange your open windows in more ways. Whether that’s in groups of squares or longer thinner windows that display more length and information on the screen, Microsoft says it’s not only easy to use, but Windows 11 will also remember the layouts you’ve chosen so you can access them easily and quickly in the future too. And that’s where Snap Groups come in.

Snap Groups is an extension of Snap Layouts, and that’s why Windows remembers the apps you’ve been using and allows you to group them. That means, if you’re working on something that requires multiple programs in a multi-window layout, you’ll have easy access to that in the future too. Microsoft says this grouping logic remembers the apps you were using and the snap layout you had. So when you click to activate that grouping, all the apps you were using reappear in the same format you had before.

Furthermore, if you’re docking a laptop with an external monitor, Windows 11 will also remember the layout you had on that monitor and give you swift access to it again.

Further, Microsoft adds that these functions will also work nicely with multiple desktops, making it easy to multitask on numerous levels. It looks like using Windows 11, users will be more productive.

How to Turn On or Off Snap Layouts on Windows 11?

By default, the Snap Layouts feature is enabled on Windows 11. However, Microsoft allows you to disable or enable it again according to your needs. To enable or disable Snap Layouts on Windows 11, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

To do that, you can use hotkey Windows + I.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the System category in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, scroll down and click on the Multitasking tab on the right side of the System category.

Step 4. Finally, turn Off or On the toggle switch beside the “Snap windows” option to enable or disable this feature.

Step 5. Now, close the Settings app.

Once you turn off the Snap Layouts feature on your Windows 11 PC, you will not get multiple layout options to resize the active windows when you hover the cursor over the maximize button. If you would like to activate the Snap Layouts on your Windows 11 PC again, repeat the above steps, and in step 4 above, turn the toggle switch to On position beside the “Snap windows” option. The changes are immediate, which means there is no need to restart your PC.

That’s all.

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