HowTo: Turn off Window Auto Arranging in Windows 7

March 10, 2009

Last weekend catching up on Fr. Roderick’s webcast, I noticed he’s producing his show on Windows 7 Beta.  He’s using an app to do screen capture and noted that sometimes the new Windows arranging feature created an issue for him during production, closing windows when he moves the mouse.  So I checked with the leprechauns and learned you can turn this feature off – handy for video production or similar.  Just go into Control Panel>Ease of Access>Ease of Access Center>Make the mouse easier to use and check “Prevent windows from being automatically arranged.”

Note this will also disable the “Shake” feature where grabbing and shaking a Windows will minimize all others – frankly one of my favorite features.