How to Enable or Disable Drag Maximized Window on Windows 11 or 10?


Although a program’s window is maximized on Windows 11 or 10, you can click on the title bar and start dragging it to another same monitor. However, if you want to disable this functionality, here is how you can do that. It is possible to enable and disable maximized windows dragging in Windows 11/10 PC using tweak Registry.

You can enable and disable the Drag Maximized Window feature in Windows 11 and 10. The risewindows article shows you how to do it.

How to Enable or Disable Drag Maximized Window in Windows 11 or 10?

To switch on or off dragging of a maximized window, do these steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, when the Registry Editor window appears on your computer, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:-

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Step 3. Look on the right side of the Desktop key and find the DragFromMaximize string. Skip this step if the DragFromMaximize string already exists on your Windows Registry. And if it doesn’t exist, you need to create one. For that, right-click the Desktop key, select “New > String Value.” Name it as DragFromMaximize.

Step 4. Next, double-click on DragFromMaximize string value to change its “Value data” as:

  • 0 – Disable drag maximized window.
  • 1 – Enable drag maximized window.

Step 5. After that, click the OK button to save this setting.

Step 6. Lastly, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

If you login into your Windows 11/10 after restarting your computer, maximize a program and try to move it to another place by dragging it from its title bar.

That’s it. I hope this was helpful.

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