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    stop window from maximizing

    Hi All,

    Win 7 has a feature that maximizes a window when you drag it near the top of the screen. Frankly, I find this behavior to be annoying. Is there any way to disable this feature? I want the window maximized when I say to do it, not when Win 7 thinks I want it. I've checked a few places, including Folder Options, but have found nothing.

    TIA

    Fred

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    I don't know where to find this in Control Panel. I almost exclusively use GodMode anymore.
    Anyway, you can find the setting you're looking for under "Ease of Access". The GodMode heading is "Turn off automatic window arrangement". Don't be confused when it opens "Make the mouse easier to use". I'm sure that makes sense to someone in Redmond. The "Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to edge of screen" checkbox is near the bottom of the screen.

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    Hi Fred,
    Disable Aero Peek then go here.

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    How to Geek has a detailed explanation of this feature
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    Check out this How To Geek tutorial on disabling Aero Snap in Windows 7.

    Oops, @Ted & @RR, you guys are fasssst!

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    Gerald, your're slow today my friend.

    RR must have hit the save button seconds before me.
    Last edited by Medico; 2011-09-29 at 12:13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadeye81 View Post
    Check out this How To Geek tutorial on disabling Aero Snap in Windows 7.

    Oops, @Ted & @RR, you guys are fasssst!
    I'd blame the cat for hiding your mouse.

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    I'm duly humbled - your very first post (at least per the Forum stats) and it was to solve my little old problem! Thanks.

    I guess I'll never work for MS bcs I certainly can't think like that. But that did the trick. (Haven't check other suggestions yet but I'll take a peek.) On the other hand, moving the mouse up to the max button at the top of the window and getting into that little square can be hard; just moving the whole window to the top and letting Win7 max the window has to be easier! Obviously!

    And with that, it's my bed time here on the US east coast.

    Fred

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