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Windows 7: How do I stop windows from filling the entire screen?

25 Mar 2016   #1
Therealpakettle

Windows 7 professional 64
 
 
How do I stop windows from filling the entire screen?

Whenever I have multiple windows open and I try to slide one to the side to make room for the other, Windows 7 automatically causes the window to fill the screen. Is there a way to stop that?


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25 Mar 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You must be moving the window to close to the top, use Aero snap, grab the window by the right or left hand corner and pull it up to the right or left hand corner and it should automatically fill half the screen.

It`ll take some practice, but you`ll get it.

Snap a Window to a Side

Example


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25 Mar 2016   #3
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Therealpakettle View Post
Whenever I have multiple windows open and I try to slide one to the side to make room for the other, Windows 7 automatically causes the window to fill the screen. Is there a way to stop that?
Control Panel -> Ease of Access Center -> Make The Mouse Easier To Use -> check box to "Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen". Click OK to exit.
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10 May 2016   #4
Therealpakettle

Windows 7 professional 64
 
 

Thanks for the information, it was one of those obscure (to me) settings that can only be found if you already know where it is.
Now I know where it is and it's easy to change.
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10 May 2016   #5
genetics73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Therealpakettle View Post
Whenever I have multiple windows open and I try to slide one to the side to make room for the other, Windows 7 automatically causes the window to fill the screen. Is there a way to stop that?
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10 May 2016   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

You can also use the "Windows Logo key + Left Arrow" or "Windows Logo key + Right Arrow" to snap windows to the sides of your screen.

"Windows Logo key + Up Arrow" makes a window fullscreen (Maximise).
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