I have no idea what this new "function" is called, but in windows 10, when you have multiple monitors set up, the adjacent border of the two monitors acts like a border. So when you drag a window at normal speed to the adjacent border, instead of moving the window to the other monitor, W10 acts as if there is only one monitor and that adjacent border is the end border and expand the window I'm dragging to take half of the current monitor screen. To moving a window from one monitor to another, I apparently have to drag it very fast across the adjacent border, otherwise windows would think I want half-maximize the window.

How can I disable this and return how it was on Windows 7?

  • If you keep going past the edge, it should move, I think. Unless this is different and you need to do it in task view. – Raystafarian Aug 11 '15 at 8:25
  • No I want to remove it that "function" complete. If I want to half-maximize it (sorry, I don't know the jargon for it), I can just use Windows Key + an arrow key. – Ben Aug 11 '15 at 8:27
  • I think it's called "Snap" - that might help you searching for a solution. – Raystafarian Aug 11 '15 at 8:29
  • A similiar question I answered : http://superuser.com/questions/949749... Just go faster. Higher your mouse cursor speed ? If you disable Aero Snap, it wiil disable maximizing your windows too. – Mik Aug 14 '15 at 9:57
  • That question is pending on Microsoft's Windows 10 Forums – Mik Aug 14 '15 at 9:59

To turn Snap on or off:

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In Ease of Access Center you can find this setting under Make the mouse easier to use:

Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to edge of the screen.

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    I had to remove the correct answer status because after I ticked "prevent windows from ..." box, all borders are disabled, I just want to return Windows 10 to what it was like in windows 7, ignore the border between the two monitors, not the real boundary borders. – Ben Aug 11 '15 at 11:37
  • ps. it made it much worse, because it also disabled Windows key + arrow key function too. – Ben Aug 11 '15 at 11:41
  • Well, the choice given by the Microsoft is binary. You have to pick one. If you want custom option you will likely have to use some third party tool or dive deep in registry changes (without guarantees it will work as intended). As a side note i think you can use display port splitter and connect two monitors to one display port. Your computer will then see them as one big display hence you will have no middle border. – mnmnc Aug 11 '15 at 11:52
  • pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/laptop/… – mnmnc Aug 11 '15 at 11:53

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