Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quick answer for the most detestable feature of Windows 7

It turns out that and old friend from a former company (Clay Buckner of MOC Products) had the solution for this problem. The feature I despise so much is referred to by Microsoft as Aero-Snapping. If you perform the following steps, you can disable this despicable feature:
  1. Open the control panel
  2. Select the "Ease of Access Center"
  3. Click on "Change how your mouse works"
  4. Find the header "Make it easier to manage windows"
  5. Check the box labeled "Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen"
  6. Click the "Apply" button at the bottom of this window
  7. Close the control panel.
You are done.

I am very grateful that Microsoft was not so stupid as to ship this feature without an off switch. I still think this feature should be off by default. We should have to opt-in rather than opt-out. Still, my confidence in the Vole is at least partially restored.