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How to Prevent Windows 10 to Maximize Screens Automatically

Disable Auto-Maximization on the Edge of the Screen

When you drag a window to the top of your screen, it maximizes.

Yes, you can disable this annoying, meaningless, senseless, stupid feature… developed by Microsoft.

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Go to run and start control.exe

Make sure “Small Icons” is selected on the menu, because “small” means “everything” in Microsoft language. It has nothing to do with “small”.

You should see this:

Prevent Windows Maximizing Screen

Click “Ease of Access Center” (whatever that means in the Microsoft world). So, click on that.

This will come up:

Prevent Windows Maximizing Screen


Click on “Make the mouse easier to use”.

Even though this feature has nothing to do with your mouse, you can disable it from there.

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Next screen that will come up will be this one:

Prevent Windows Maximizing Screen

Here you go. Click on that check box.

Did you like this solution?

Please leave comment, and don’t hesitate to offend Microsoft developers in the comment section. They need all your love!

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13 comments for “How to Prevent Windows 10 to Maximize Screens Automatically

  1. Mark Jekel,
    October 30, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Excellent help. Got right to the point and all steps well presented, fixed problem.

  2. Johnson,
    January 5, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    It’s a setting in an operating system, what’s with all the snarkiness in this “annoying, meaningless, senseless, stupid post” ? See how remarkably unhelpful all the editorializing is?
    Have a nice day.

  3. Tapsa,
    June 17, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Thank you, save may day. As I’m forced to use this annoying, meaningless, senseless, stupid “operating system”… developed by Microsoft, at least now there is one annoying, meaningless, senseless, stupid feature less. What a relief.

  4. e,
    October 25, 2021 at 5:02 am

    Didn’t work at all. Turned off all snapping features and checked the box you reference under mouse settings and under keyboard settings

  5. Rob,
    July 25, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks. Just what I wanted (after other sites didn’t help).

  6. JLB,
    June 14, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    it didn’t work – the window still maximizes

  7. eric,
    June 9, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Oh my gosh. Thank you for the solution and the validation that this is a ridiculous feature. I went from a Mac to a PC as part of my new job and I completely resonated with the picture on this article when I saw it. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

  8. john,
    May 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    thank-you … i agree with your view about such features

  9. ace,
    April 12, 2021 at 1:33 am

    thanks for the help! the system is almost deliberately unintuitive…

  10. wr0ngplanet,
    January 8, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Awesome! Top notch article! Worked great, I should have done this long ago. Windows 10, version 2004. It still worked for me. And ofc the “small icons” options in the menu in Control.exe, was grayed out… large icons was selected, but it still worked (Ofc, it has nothing to do with this “feature”, but then again, this is Windows… you never know! As seen from where MS categorized this very function under “Make the mouse easier to use”).

  11. Debby,
    October 15, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!! Worked perfect… I looked everywhere in the display settings, never thought to look in the mouse settings…

  12. Bruh,
    October 7, 2020 at 5:35 am

    The setting is now under “system” – “multi-tasking”

  13. Minh,
    June 18, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Sorry, that doesn’t work after the latest May update

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