Somehow Win+Right and Win+Left shortcuts that are used to snap the window to the left or right of the screen don't work any more. They worked fine a few days a go and now the stopped working.

Other Windows key shortcuts work fine, the the arrow buttons work fine.

What can be the problem?

  • Did you install windows powertoys ?, because some people have faced this problem due to it. – Valay_17 Dec 1 '19 at 1:02

It's because the snap option has been disabled. Just open start menu, type Snap and select Snap settings. Alternatively open settings > system > multitasking

There you'll see the Snap - Arrange windows automatically by dragging them to the sides or corners of the screen. Just enable it and the shortcuts will work again


See also

  • I had the same issue. This fixed it for me. I had installed the Dell monitor management software for my computer and it had disabled snap. Thanks! – evilhomer Jan 28 at 12:42
  • I'm experiencing the same issue except that Snap and all successive checkboxes are toggled on. Any ideas? – Chad Jan 30 at 2:05
  • @Chad try the solutions in this question. If it doesn't help then you'll need to ask another question – phuclv Jan 30 at 2:10

Find Multitasking Settings and switch Snap on.

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    Please clarify and add a little more context to this answer to convey what you are suggesting exactly. You know, consider adding some reference to this answer supporting what you state. – Pimp Juice IT Aug 11 '17 at 16:49
  • I have the exact same problem as OP. Here are my snap settings: imgur.com/a/iSaPX – George Nov 9 '17 at 6:27
  • Update: for me the problem was solved after a reboot – George Nov 9 '17 at 6:33

If you close a window that is currently snapped then re-open it, it generally breaks one of the snap directions. e.g. if I snap VSCode to the right side of my screen, close it, then re-open it, Win+Right will work, but Win+Left will not.

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