How to Customize Windows 10’s Snap Feature

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PowerToys can be downloaded from Microsoft’s GitHub page. The app is free and open-source. Download the EXE file from the most recent release (avoid the Experimental releases) and click the file to install it.

download from github

To access the FancyZones settings after installing the app, open it from the System Tray on your taskbar.

launch powertoys from system tray

Customize and Create FancyZones

With PowerToys installed, we can begin setting up the FancyZones. Open the app and click the “FancyZones” tab in the sidebar.

select the fancyzones tab

Before we do anything, make sure FancyZones is toggled on.

turn on fancy zones

The first thing to do is to create your custom zone layout. This is where you’ll decide on how many zones you want as well as their sizes. Click “Launch Layout Editor.”

launch layout editor

The Layout Editor includes a bunch of pre-made templates to choose from. Select how many zones you want at the top—up to 40—and then choose one of the layouts underneath.

choose zone number and layout

If the pre-made layouts aren’t to your liking, it’s possible to create a custom layout. There are two ways to do this. First, select a template as a starting point, then click “Edit Selected Layout.”

edit selected layout

Moving your mouse will control a divider line that will split the zone wherever you click. You can also drag the handle between zones to adjust their sizes. Give the template a name and click “Save and Apply” when you’re done.

customize the zone layout

The second method requires a little more effort. Switch to the “Custom” tab, select “Create New Custom,” and click “Edit Selected Layout.”

custom layout creation

Click the big “Add New Zone” button to get started.

add new zone

A transparent box will appear on the screen with the number “1” in the center. This represents the first zone in your layout. Drag it around and pull the edges to resize it.

create the first zone

Click the “Add New Zone” button again to get a new box, and repeat until the layout is done.

add new zone

When you’re done creating zones, give the template a name and click “Save and Apply” to finish.

name the template and save

While you’re adjusting and selecting templates, you’ll see the zones previewed on your screen with translucent boxes. You can choose to have windows take up the full zone or have space around the edges.

show spaces around zones

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