How to Enable or Disable Snap Layouts on Windows 11

Wondering how to enable or disable Snap layouts on Windows 11?

While Windows 11 isn’t exactly revolutionary, snap layouts are one of its most useful features. With snap layouts, you can arrange your apps neatly on your desktop, making it much easier to see and use everything you have at once rather than dragging and dropping them. Besides being easy-to-use, Microsoft says that Windows 11 will automatically remember the layouts you’ve chosen in the past so you can access them easily and quickly in the future.

In this guide, we will walk you through several methods of enabling and disabling snap layouts on Windows 11 in detail. 

Let’s get started!

1. Use the Settings App.

The simplest method for executing the task under consideration is through Windows Settings.

It is possible, however, for all Windows 11 users to enable or disable Snap layouts using this method. If there are multiple users on your PC, prevent them from customizing such features using Windows Registry.

  1. Press Windows + I keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open Windows Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, select System from the left panel.
  3. Now click on Multitasking in the right pane.
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  1. In the next window, enable or disable the toggle against Snap windows according to your requirements. 

This should make the desired changes in no time.

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3. Modify Windows Registry.

In Windows, the Registry stores low-level details about the operating system’s processes and applications. Our system mainly uses the Registry to access this information while performing relevant operations, which makes the Registry an important part of our operating system.

In this method, we will modify the keys related to Snap layouts to make our required changes. Make sure, however, that you are logged into Windows as an administrator before proceeding with the method mentioned below.

  1. Press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open a Run dialogue box.
  2. Inside the text field of the dialogue box, type regedit and hit Enter to open Windows Registry.
  1. Once you are inside the Registry Editor, navigate to the location mentioned below.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  1. With the Advanced key selected, right-click anywhere in the right pane and select the New > Dword (32-bit) Value option.
  2. Rename this newly created value as EnableSnapAssistFlyout.
  3. Now double-click on EnableSnapAssistFlyout and to enable snap layout, type 1 under Value data. To disable it, type 0 under Value data and hit Enter.
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  1. Finally, close Windows Registry and restart your PC to save the changes.

Doing so will make administrative-level changes on all user accounts on your PC.

This brings us to the end of our guide on enabling and disabling Snap layouts in Windows 11. We tried walking you through all the steps in detail and hope that one of the methods mentioned in this post did the trick for you. In case you still have any confusion about the steps, please let us know in the comment section below!

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  • Zainab Falak

    Zainab Falak is a staff writer for Saint and an expert in Microsoft Windows, having authored more than 200 posts. She has a Bachelors in Actuarial Sciences and her passion for computers extends to exploring various aspects, from UI customization to the Windows registry and exploring error codes. Twitter LinkedIn

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