How do I set the Windows 7 UI from springing applications to full screen when I move them near the top of the screen. I know there is a Control Panel setting but I'll be damned if I can find it. Thanks.


The feature is called Aero Snap. Here is how to disable it:

  1. Control Panel
  2. Ease of Access Center
  3. Make the mouse easier to use
  4. Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen

Note: If you are using the "Category" layout of Control Panel, you may find the setting under Ease of Access > Change how your mouse works.

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    Ah - Yes - Hugs... – Seti Net Jul 18 '12 at 17:13
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    Just a note that disabling this also prevents you from using the WinKey + ArrowKey functions that can min/max windows, make them take up half the screen or switch between monitors on a multi-monitor system (with the Shift key). To turn off Aero Snap but retain these functions, you have to use a 3rd party app, as detailed here. – techturtle Jul 18 '12 at 21:15

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