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How to disable drag top of screen Snap layouts on Windows 11

If you don't like the Snap layouts drop-down menu when dragging windows at the top of the screen, you can disable the feature with these steps.

Windows 11 22H2 disable Snap layouts top of screen

Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2) introduces a new Snap layouts interface, which allows you to drag a window to the top of the screen to reveal the Snap layouts menu. Then you can drop the window on top of a zone to snap it and use snap assists to finish snapping the windows in the selected layout.

Although this new feature makes organizing windows on the screen easier, it’s not something everyone likes to use. If you are among those who prefer to use Snap assist with the keyboard or Snap layouts from the maximize button, Windows 11 22H2 includes an option to disable the feature.

This guide will teach you the steps to disable the drag to the top of the screen Snap layouts menu on Windows 11 22H2.

Disable drag top of screen Snap layouts on Windows 11

To disable the Snap layouts drop-down menu from the top of the screen on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Multitasking tab.

    Open Multitasking settings

  4. Click the Snap windows setting.

  5. Clear the “Show snap layouts when I drag a window to the top of my screen” option to disable the Snap layout at the top of the screen.

    Disable Snap layouts top of screen

  6. (Optional) Clear the “Show snap layouts when I hover over a window’s maximize button” option to disable Snap layouts completely.

Once you complete the steps, dragging a window to the top of the screen will no longer show the Snap layouts drop-down interface. However, you will continue to be able to use Snap assist with the keyboard or maximize button.

Enable drag top of screen Snap layouts on Windows 11

To enable the Snap layouts drag window feature, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Multitasking tab.

    Open Multitasking settings

  4. Click the Snap windows setting.

  5. Check the “Show snap layouts when I drag a window to the top of my screen” option.

    Enable Snap layouts top of screen

  6. Check the “Show snap layouts when I hover over a window’s maximize button” option (if applicable).

After you complete the steps, you can use Snap layouts to snap windows on the desktop by dragging and dropping windows at the top of the screen or using the maximize button.