In Windows 10, with default settings, when you move a window to one of the corners or sides of the screen, it automatically resizes and snaps the window. You also get suggestions on what you can snap next to the current window.
The multitasking feature is helpful when you are on a PC with a large screen or when you are using an external monitor. But if you are on a small laptop screen, the feature might not be very useful. In fact, the feature might annoy you when you are on a small-screen device.
Luckily, Windows 10 can be configured to stop automatically resizing and arranging windows when moving them to the sides or corners of the screen.
In this guide, we will see how to turn off one or more multitasking features in Windows 10.
Stop Windows 10 from automatically resizing windows
Step 1: Navigate to Settings app > System > Multitasking.
Step 2: Here, turn off the Snap windows option to stop Windows 10 from automatically resizing windows.
Old Method (doesn’t work with the latest version of Windows 10)
Step 1: Open the Settings app and navigate to System > Multitasking.
Step 2: Under the Snap section, you will get the following options:
1. Arrange windows automatically by dragging them to sides or corners of the screen.
2. When I snap a window, automatically size it to fill available space.
3. When I snap a window, show what I can snap next to it.
4. When I resize a snapped window, simultaneously resize any adjacent snapped window.
If you want to stop Windows 10 from automatically arranging and resizing them when moved to the corner or sides of the screen, turn off Arrange windows automatically by dragging them to sides or corners of the screen option. When this option is turned off, other options are automatically turned off as well.
As you know by now, when you snap a window, Windows 10 automatically shows a few windows that you can snap next it. If you don’t want to this suggestion, turn off the third option.