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In Windows 7, if you drag a window by its title bar to the top of the screen, the window maximizes.

This annoys me -- if I am dragging a window to the top of the screen, it is because I am positioning it so I can see it and something else. If I want to maximize, I'll click the maximize button.

Does anyone know how to turn off this feature?

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I love this feature, but this link answers your question.

  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Click on Ease of Access link or Ease of Access Center icon.
  • Select Change how your mouse works or Make the mouse easier to use option.
  • Tick the check box for Prevent Windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen with the mouse under “Make it easier to manage windows” section.
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Works. Thanks. I knew it was in there somewhere. –  David Mackintosh Jan 15 '10 at 14:36
    
Glad to help. On my two-monitor setup, I prefer the snap feature though. –  user3463 Jan 15 '10 at 20:33
    
The maximize on top is annoying. I love the left/right windows though. –  Keltari Sep 10 '12 at 8:39
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Unfortunately, that also disables the drag/snap to sides of screen as well. There is a practical use to snapping to the sides because the titlebar is wide enough that you will rarely trigger a snap by accident. The snap-to-top is annoying because the titlebar is short, so it triggers almost every time. –  Synetech Nov 21 '13 at 21:37

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