Windows 10: Stopping windows from auto resizing and autorelocating. Solved

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  1.    28 May 2018 #11

    My difficulty

    I have NO difficulty with a program launching as it was closed.

    Having launched a program, and it fills the screen, some time later I may then want to change the situation - with Aero-Snap enabled, I can drag the title bar away from the top of the screen and the window automatically resizes to something smaller. I like that. But I dislike Windows (Aero-Snap ?) moving and resizing windows that I do NOT want disturbed.

    I will now have a look at what your video shows.
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  2.    29 May 2018 #12

    I've had a look at the video - it is VERY hard to follow since there is no dialog - I have to guess at what is going on. In the last seconds I noticed a Ten Forums website in the left (half ?) of the screen being dragged down and becoming much smaller. THAT is the feature I want to keep - although when I described it, it filled the entire screen, and not half of it.
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  3.    29 May 2018 #13

    Aerosnap does nothing unless you move windows to areas where it is sensitive. I don't notice it unless I deliberately choose to do that.
    Note these settings
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    - shown in this tutorial:
    Turn On or Off Aero Snap in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Note the setting in the first 2 screenshots here:
    Windows: Disable automatic Window arranging and resizing while dragging with the mouse (AeroSnap) | Michls Tech Blog

    If yo want something more configurable (I think it is) try this which has been around some years
    to replace Aerosnap.
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  4.    29 May 2018 #14

    'Aerosnap does nothing unless you move windows to areas where it is sensitive.' So it seems that I inadvertently move the mouse (or windows) where Aero is triggered - I do NOT want that to happen. But I DO like the ability to resize a window by dragging it down from the top of the screen.
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  5.    29 May 2018 #15

    Sounds like you might want to look at Aquasnap which lets you decide which areas of the screen are sensitive. But it may not support sthg else you want.. try it. Personal = free.

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  6.    29 May 2018 #16

    Thank you - I WILL test it.

    I have looked - the options available in the free version are :
    Window Docking; Window Snapping; Window Stretching; Window Shaking; Make a window transparent;
    Make a window stay on top; Automatic updates; Keyboard shortcuts

    Unless you can help me to a clearer understanding of those options, they do NOT seem to include the feature I want.

    PS When I wrote my reply I had not seen your screenshot; now I have no time to pursue this further, will take it up again when I can.
    The last post seemed to show an option to set pixels - I'm at a loss to see the relevance of that.
    Last edited by Sebastian42; 29 May 2018 at 01:46.
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  7.    29 May 2018 #17

    I can only suggest it- the choice is yours. I don't use it. Sorry.
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  8.    29 May 2018 #18


    Thank you for your effort. I had started to think exactly along those lone lines - a 3rd party program - and that is what Aquasnap is. Too bad it does not SEEM to offer what I want.
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  9.    29 May 2018 #19

    By any chance are you using something called Dell Display Manager?
    How to disable auto-maximize/resize window (aero-snap) when near screen edge? - Super User

    Don't know if that's relevant to you...
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  10.    29 May 2018 #20

    Using 3rd party software already ?

    No, not Dell display Manager, but I do use Actual Windows Manager- and it does have SNAP settings
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