How to enable the new snap layouts in Windows 11

Microsoft developers are always working overtime looking to release new updates for Windows users. New treatments are being tried on the Snap layouts in Windows 11. These treatments include decreasing the hover time needed for invoking the flyout when you bring your mouse over the maximum/restore button in any app’s title bar.

Aside from that, you’ll also get to pull in the icon of the app window that you’re working in. Moreover, you will also be able to add a descriptive title. Currently, these titles are being tested in Windows 11 Build 25300 and they’re being rolled out to the Insider Preview users.

However, it is possible to skip the waiting queue and enable the new snap layouts in Windows 11. In this guide, you will get to know how you can do that.

How to enable the new snap layouts in Windows 11

How to enable the new snap layouts in Windows 11
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  1. Download the open-source ViveTool by going to GitHub
  2. After that, extract it to a convenient location on your PC
  3. Then, right-click on it and then select Copy as path
  4. Launch Command Prompt as an administrator
  5. After that, type in cd and then paste the copied path by using Ctrl + V
  6. Execute any of the following commands for enabling the new snap layouts –
vivetool /enable /id:40851068

c:\vivetool\vivetool /enable /id:40851068 /variant:1

c:\vivetool\vivetool /enable /id:40851068 /variant:2

c:\vivetool\vivetool /enable /id:40851068 /variant:3
  1. Once it is done, you should restart your PC and the task will be completed

How to disable this feature?

If you aren’t enjoying this feature or if it isn’t syncing with your requirement or you only intended to test it out, it is possible to revert this change by disabling this function. To do that, you should follow these steps –

  1. Download the open-source ViveTool by going to GitHub
  2. After that, extract it to a convenient location on your PC
  3. Then, right-click on it and then select Copy as path
  4. Launch Command Prompt as an administrator
  5. After that, type in cd and then paste the copied path by using Ctrl + V
  6. Now, execute the below command –

vivetool /disable /id:40851068

vivetool /disable /id:40851068 /variant:1

vivetool /disable /id:40851068 /variant:2

vivetool /disable /id:40851068 /variant:3

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