I want to disable the window snap that triggers when you drag a window close to a screen edge (really annoying), but not the snap triggered by keyboard Win+Left etc shortcuts (really useful).

Under "Settings - Multitasking" there is an option to enable/disable snap. But despite the text there only mentioning mouse snap, it actually controls both versions.

Is this possible?

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You can accomplish that through a registry edit.

  1. Open the Registry Editor (by searching for it in the Start Menu, or press the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box, and in the Run box enter regedit and press OK)
  2. In the Registry Editor, go to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
  3. In that location find the key named DockMoving. Double click it, and set its value to 0 (instead of 1)
  4. Sign out, and then sign back into your system

Now, the mouse snap assist should not work, but the keyboard shortcuts should continue working.

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    That worked perfectly. Thank you. Commented Feb 1, 2023 at 9:21

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