TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

Summary: Bill Detwiler shows you how you a quick and easy way to disable the Windows 7 Snap feature, which is either loved or hated.

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Bill Detwiler shows you how you a quick and easy way to disable the Windows 7 Snap feature. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our TR Dojo Blog.

Topics: Software, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Windows

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  • People really don't like Snap?

    I think its nice, and its not really in the way.
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  • RE: TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

    I have not seen anybody hate the feature itself

    I have seen a lot of poeple hate that Microsoft has created a feature that other browsers do not have in a ways that makes it very particular for IE
    IE11
    • RE: TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

      @IE9 I for one do not like the snap feature. I have very few friends that like it either. So I think it was useful to know how to turn it off.
      Socratesfoot
      • RE: TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

        @Socratesfoot , until they make snap useful for other browsers, I'd just as soon turn it off too...
        ahh so
  • I've gotten so used to using it

    That I find myself trying to throw my windows around when I boot into Vista. It also has reduced my use of the restore button as well.
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  • RE: TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

    Why would anyone want to disable snap? What is gained by disabling it? If you don't use it, does it take up a lot of resources sitting there doing nothing? I just don't get it. How can people hate something that they do not use or want, that really doesn't cause any problems if they leave it enabled? What a waste of an entire webpage and the salary paid to write this and produce the video, which really tells more about how to use snap than it does to disable it. Totally stupid article!
    artfudd
    • Actually

      @artfudd Personally I don't really like Snap. And judging from the comments on ZDNet and TechRepublic, many people agree. Those who routinely move their windows to odd places on the desktop may not want Snap automatically repositioning them.

      By the way, if you really like Snap, why did you open an article titled "Disable Snap in Windows 7"? More importantly, why did you watch the video?
      Bill Detwiler
  • RE: TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

    Forward to about 0:55 secs, that's where the actual video starts !
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  • RE: TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

    Well.. For one, snap is a pain in the posterior when working with photographs. You may be trying to match tint or brightness and when moving a photograph slightly to the edge it jumps to half screen mode and covers the photo you are trying to match. I think it is useful to know how to turn it off and on again.
    Woned B. Fooldagan
  • RE: TR Dojo: Disable Snap in Windows 7

    Its good feature added in windows 7 which is very unique and good snap feature,I really appreciate this idea.
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