How to disable Snap Layout feature in Windows 11

One of the most discussed features of Windows 11 is the Snap layouts. The Snap layouts feature lets you organize your opened apps in multiple windows over your screen, making multitasking much more efficient and fluid. But, what if you want to disable the Snap layouts feature on your computer? There is a simple tweak of the settings that can disable this setting on your device.

Why YOU SHOULD disable the Snap Layout?

There are some cases that can make you disable this feature.

1. Some apps will never use the Snap Layouts feature (like – games, apps that utilizes full-screen apps).

2. You may mistakenly toggle the Snap Layouts feature trying to maximize the app to make it full-screen.


How to disable the Snap Layouts feature in Windows 11

You can disable the Snap Layouts feature in Windows 11 in a very short time.

1. At first, press the Windows key+I keys together.

2. Then, on the left-hand side, click on the “System” tab to select it.

3. After that, on the right-hand side, tap on the “Multitasking” settings.


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4. The first option on the right-hand side will be the “Snap windows” settings.

5. Just toggle it to “Off“.


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That’s it! You won’t see the Snap Layouts boxes asking you to split your apps into multiple tabs on your screen.

In case if you ever want to re-enable the Snap Layouts on your system, just follow these steps –

1. Open the Settings window.

2. Then, follow these steps –

System > Multitasking

3. Simply, toggle the “Snap windows” feature to “On“.


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This will enable the Snap Layouts feature.


Reasons to use the Snap Layouts feature

The Snap Layouts feature lets you use the full extent of your screen while multitasking. The older way of splitting the screen with Windows key+ Arrow keys had its own limitations. But the new Snap Layout feature is available with all the Windows native apps and almost all other apps, which makes it more useful.

So, we suggest you keep the Snap Layouts feature turned ON.

Want to know how to about the Snap Layouts feature of Windows 11? Go here.