One of the prominent features of Windows 10 actually began in Windows 7, and I’ve hated it ever since then. When you open a window in Windows 10 (or Windows 8, 8.1 or 7), you can drag it to another place on the screen.
I like to have multiple windows open at the same time. Right now, I have windows open on the Desktop for Firefox (2 windows, one displaying my draft newsletter and one with 9 open tabs), Mailwasher Pro (my preferred anti-spam tool), Thunderbird, EditPad Pro, and Windows Explorer.
As a result of having multiple windows open, and moving them around, I would often trigger the automatically–maximize–the–window function.
By the way, I also have minimized windows for EditPad Pro (another window, even though you can display multiple tabs in the program), UltraVNC (remote control of my other PCs), and PhotoImpact (my preferred image editor, which I use for images used in my articles).
It’s a good thing that we can disable this windows maximizing feature very easily…
To change this setting, start by clicking the Start button and selecting the Settings Cog on the left side of the Start Menu.
Then, select System. That will give you the sub-menu for Windows 10 system settings.
Scroll down the left-hand side of the Systems setting sub-menu. You can use either the scrollbar (to the right of the left side) or simply hover the mouse pointer over the left-hand side and roll the mouse wheel. Scroll down until Multitasking is visible.
In the Multitasking menu that opens, at the top of the right-hand side will be Snap. That’s the group of settings that need to be changed.
Notice that all four are already turned On.
All we need to do is change the first one, which says "Arrange windows automatically by dragging them to the sides or corners of the screen".
Notice that, once you turn off the first Snap setting, the other three automatically turn gray. They don’t change On to Off, but they no longer apply. If you turn Snap on again, they retain the settings they had before Snap was turned off.
That’s all there is to it — an easy fix for a Windows frustration.