Here’s the easiest way to turn off snap assist quickly on your Windows 10 PC

Dave W. Shanahan

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Snapping windows is a helpful feature for those that need it. Drag a window to the side or corner of your desktop and Windows resizes it automatically to fill the space. On Windows 10, it’s called Snap Assist and it’s not always a welcome feature.

Microsoft provides a video walkthrough of this feature on Windows 10 on the Windows Community blog. Some people love the features available when snapping windows but I am not one of those people. Before I learned how to turn it off, this feature wreaked havoc on my Windows 10 desktop.

Turn off Snap Assist

If you are like me and hate Snap Assist on Windows 10, here’s what you need to do to turn it off.

1. Go to Settings (Windows Key + I)
2. Go to System
3. Go to Multitasking
snap assist4. Turn off the Snap windows toggle
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Keep in mind, you can also turn off certain features of Snap windows (without turning it off completely) by clicking corresponding checkboxes located underneath the toggle to turn on or off features you want and those you don’t.