Customization Enable or Disable Double-Click to Maximize Windows Vertically in Windows

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In Windows, you can maximize a window vertically by performing one of the following actions:
  • While the window is active, press the Shift + Windows + Up arrow keys to maximize the window vertically, and press the Shift + Windows + Down arrow keys to restore/minimize the window vertically.
  • Move the pointer to the top or bottom border of a window until the pointer turned into a double arrow, and double click/tap.
If you like, you can disable the ability to double-click to maximize windows vertically without affecting being able to use the keyboard shortcut to maximize windows vertically.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable double-click to maximize windows vertically for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

EXAMPLE: Maximize window vertically
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Here's How:

The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

SnapSizing string value (REG_SZ)

0 = Disable
1 = Enable


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.

2 To Enable Double-Click to Maximize Windows Vertically

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_double_click_to_maximize_windows_vertically.reg



3 To Disable Double-Click to Maximize Windows Vertically

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_double_click_to_maximize_windows_vertically.reg


4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Sign out and Sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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