How to Disable or Enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 Multitasking Easiest Option

Let’s understand how to disable or enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 PCs. The new feature snap layout on Windows 11 helps end-users multitask more efficiently by arranging the application windows in predefined layouts.

There are six predefined snap layouts to arrange applications in an intuitive/easy way. The Snap Layouts on Windows 11 help avoid arranging applications windows using the complex manual drag and drop process.

We have explained Windows 11 new feature called Snap Layouts and predefined six layouts to arrange applications on the desktop.

The snap groups are here to help end-users to arrange applications automatically in 6 predefined snap layouts. This post will see how to disable or enable snap layout on Windows 11 PCs.

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How to Enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11

Learn how to enable snap layouts on Windows 11. You can follow the below steps to allow snap layouts on Windows 11. I think the new settings application on Windows 11 is very intuitive.

  • You can open the settings application from the start menu button.
  • Click on System.
  • Go to Multitasking.
  • Turn on the following option – Show snap when I hover over the windows maximize button by selecting the check box as you can see below.
How to disable or enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 Multitasking Options Easiest Option
How to disable or enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 Multitasking Options Easiest Option

How to Disable Snap Layouts on Windows 11

Learn how to disable snap layouts on Windows 11. You can follow the steps to disable the snap layout group settings.

You can open the settings application from the start menu button and Click on System.

Once you are in Systems, navigate to Multitasking.

From Multitasking options – Turn Off the following option – Show snap when I hover over the windows maximize button by removing the checkmark from the box as you can see below to disable the snap layouts option.

How to disable or enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 Multitasking Options Easiest Option
How to disable or enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 Multitasking Options Easiest Option

How to Enable Multitasking on Windows 11

Now, let’s check how to enable Multitasking on Windows 11. If the multitasking option is disabled (like the screenshot below), snap layouts won’t work. So, it would be best to make sure that the multitasking switch is ON from the settings app.

Open the Settings app from Windows 11 start button.

Navigate to the System tab from the Settings application. And from the System tab, you can navigate to the Multitasking option to switch on the button.

How to disable or enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 Multitasking Options Easiest Option
How to disable or enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 Multitasking Options Easiest Option

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Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.

2 thoughts on “How to Disable or Enable Snap Layouts on Windows 11 Multitasking Easiest Option”

  1. The answer is wrong correct option to unselect is:
    “Show snap layouts that the app is a part of when i hover over the taskbar buttons”
    (Don’t mind my English)

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