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How to Enable or Disable Double-Click to Maximize Window Vertically in Windows 11/10


How to Enable or Disable Double-Click to Maximize Window Vertically in Windows 11/10

In Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can maximize a window vertically by pressing the Shift + Win + High Arrow Key button and pressing the Shift + Win + Down Arrow Key to restore or minimize the window vertically. To achieve the same effect, you can move the pointer to the top or bottom border of a window until the pointer changes to a double arrow, and then double-click/tap it. If you want, you can disable this behavior. In this article, we show you how to enable or disable double-click to maximize the window vertically.

How to Enable or Disable Double-Click

Enable or disable double-clicking to enlarge the window vertically

PC users can disable the ability to double-click to maximize windows vertically without affecting the ability to use the keyboard shortcut to maximize windows vertically. To enable or disable Double-Click to maximize windows vertically in Windows 11/10, you need to edit the registry.

Follow these steps:

Since this is a registry operation, it is recommended that you back up the registry or create a system restore point as necessary precautionary measures. Once done, you can do the following:

  • Press Windows Key + R to invoke the Run dialog box.
  • In the Run dialog box, type regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to or navigate to the path of the registry key below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
  • In the location, in the right pane, double-click the SnapSizing entry to change its properties.

If the key is not present, right-click the empty space in the right pane, then select New > String Value to create the registry key, then rename the key to SnapSizing and press Enter.

  • Double-click the new entry to change its properties.
  • Contribution 1 (for Enable) or 0 (for Disable) in the Vvalue data field, as needed.
  • Click Agree or press Enter to save the change.
  • Quit Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer.


That's all about how to enable or disable double-click to maximize windows vertically in Windows 11/10!

Related article: Enable or disable the swipe maximized window in Windows

How do I disable double-clicking on Windows?

To disable or disable double-click on Windows 11/10, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows key + X on the keyboard at the same time.
  • Select Control Panel.
  • Select the File Explorer options.
  • On the General tab, in Click items as follows, select the Double-click option to open an item.
  • Click Ok to save the setting.

Can you disable double-clicking?

To change the speed of the mouse double-click, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings (Windows key + I).
  • Select "Devices" and then "Mouse".
  • Under "Related settings," select "Additional mouse options."
  • You will see an image of a folder icon and a slider that you can move to adjust the speed of the double-click.

How do I disable window magnification?

To disable minimize and maximize animations in Windows 11/10, follow these steps:

  • In the Cortana search field, enter Advanced System Settings and click the first result.
  • Below Performanceclick Settings to open the settings menu.
  • Uncheck the Animate Windows when minimizing or maximizing option.
  • Click Apply.
  • Click Ok.

What is double-click prevention?

To prevent the mouse from moving during a double-click, stall the mouse by putting the thumb on the side of the mouse and the bottom of the hand on the bottom of the mouse.

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Topic starter Posted : 16/08/2022 12:54 am