Enable or Disable Maximized Window Dragging in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Maximized Window Dragging in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Maximized Window Dragging in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Dragging Maximized Windows in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    02 Jan 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Enable or Disable Dragging Maximized Windows in Windows 10


    By default, you can drag a maximized window from its title bar to restore down or move to another display.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to drag windows while they are maximized in only your user account in Windows 10.

    If you turn off Arrange windows automatically by dragging them to the sides or corners of the screen (Aero Snap), you will also no longer be able to drag maximized windows.

    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

    DragFromMaximize DWORD

    0 = Disable
    1 = Enable





    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Dragging Maximized Windows

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Drag_Maximized_Windows.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Dragging Maximized Windows

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Drag_Maximized_Windows.reg

    Download

    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Night Hawk's Avatar
    Posts : 3,365
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       #1

    Those should come in handy for anyone with dual displays and lacking a 3rd party app like UltraMON or DisplayFusion which offers a move button which in many cases will actually fail to appear depending on the type of window. you have open.

    Here I still end up dragging windows between displays at times as well as for the Virtual Desktops option to for dragging maximized windows onto another desktop.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,182
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
    Thread Starter
       #2

    The good news is that when you have drag maximized windows disabled, you'll still be able to minimize the window to then be able to drag it where you like.

    This is mostly good for when you're always dragging a maximized window by mistake somehow.
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  3. Night Hawk's Avatar
    Posts : 3,365
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       #3

    When looking back at the previous versions I was finding the name had changed for the registry value while the location was still the same. On 7 for example that would be the "DragFullWindows REG_SZ 1" item you would look for.

    I've had to drag minimized windows on occasions before and the one annoyance seen is when not wanting a window maximized when bumping it into the far edge of the screen when trying to line up a few windows.
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  4. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Bonjour,
    I'm having an issue after uninstalling Display Fusion.

    Now I can not drag a maximized window from one scree to an other without activating Aero Snap (which I hate). Even if I disable the Aero snap but change the registry key as shown above, it doesn't work.

    Is there an other feature that would prevent dragging maximized windows other than the registry shown here?
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,182
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hello Warluck,

    I'm not aware of any other way.
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