- If you were already a fan of the Snap function in Windows 11, here's some good news.
- Snap Layouts are about to get even better with the new integrations being added.
- We mean the Alt+Tab and Task View improvements developers are now working on.
- These changes will slowly be rolled out to some Insiders at first, and then to the public.
Although this built-in OS feature is pretty good already, even though it has the occasional fail, as all software do, the tech giant decided its time for some improvements.
We all know that Windows 11’s flagship multitasking feature is support for Snap Groups which is based on the windows snap capability of the operating system.
Snap Groups is arguably the biggest change to Snap since Windows 8.1, and its a really trustworthy and useful feature.
New integration coming to the Windows 11 Snap Groups
Creating a snap layout is done by launching two or more apps on the desktop, and theb choosing the window you want to snap to one half of the screen, and then drag it to the edge.
Or you can also hover your mouse over the maximize button and snap your open windows. Pretty easy, right?
Microsoft really listened to the feedback it received and its working on a series of improvements based upon Snap groups.
Starting with Windows 11 Build 22494, Redmond developers are now testing snap groups integration in the Alt + Tab and Task View.
Its all going to get wasier and even more practical, as snap groups are simply displayed in the Alt + Tab UI, similar to how these apps appear when hovering over the taskbar.
Thanks to this new change, you can now directly switch to app groups instead of opening these apps one by one, which makes multitasking difficult.
But, of course, no one is forcing you to use it, it just comes activated by default. If you don’t want the Snap groups to appear in Alt + Tab or when hovering over taskbar icons, you can always turn off the integration from Settings.
It is worth noting that Microsoft is testing snap groups in ALT + TAB and Task View with some Windows Insiders.
This isn’t available to everyone and Microsoft could make more changes to the feature before pushing it out to everyone.
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