How to Manage Snap Assist Settings in Windows 10

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Windows Snap Assist adds efficiency to even the most bloated of workflows. Better still, there are a handful of customization options within the Settings menu that allow you to further fine tune your workflow.

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While this isn’t quite as powerful as most third-party windows management apps, it’s often more than enough to do the job and I find it’s rare that most users even need to worry about adding a more robust management tool.

Here’s how to find the Snap Assist settings, and how to customize them to your liking.

  1. Right click the Start menu and choose Settings.
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  2. Click System.
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  3. In the sidebar at the left of the screen, choose Multitasking.
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  4. At the top of the screen, you’ll see a list of four options for Windows Snap Assist customization. Simply toggle each slider on or off depending on whether you’d like to enable or disable the feature.
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Here’s what they do:

  • Arrange windows automatically by dragging them to the sides or corners of the screen. Disables Snap assist when Off.
  • When I snap a window, automatically size it to fill available space. This option prevents the second window from utilizing all of the available real estate in a side-by-side configuration.
  • When I snap a window, show what I can snap next to it. When off, Windows will no longer display apps, programs, or other windows that can be snapped into an available area.
  • When I resize a snapped window, simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window. Resize snapped windows by automatically by default, or manually to your liking.

 

 

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