Fixing Issues with Snap feature in Windows® 7
Are you having issues with Windows 7 Snap feature? Find out how to solve them.
Windows 7 is the latest and the most advanced Windows operating system version from Microsoft and incorporates numerous highly functional features that help boost system functionality and user productivity. The Windows Aero experience is one of the major attractions of Windows 7 OS and combines a rich graphical interface with lots of highly useful features that ease up the PC usage and enhances the user's computing experience. The Snap feature in Windows 7 is a part of the Windows Aero experience and allows the users to resize the active Windows by simply dragging them to the top corners of the screen or desktop. This feature can also be utilized by the users to compare different Windows side by side which is a newly added feature in the Windows 7. Even though it is a highly functional feature, some might experience issues with it which causes user inconvenience. Issues with the Aero component of Windows 7, system graphics driver issues and other valid issues in the system like critical infections, operating system file errors etc are some of the main reasons that cause the Windows Snap feature to malfunction or report errors.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to fix issues with the Snap feature in Windows 7:
- Use Aero Troubleshoot options
- Update/reinstall graphics driver
- Fix valid issues in the system
Use Aero Troubleshoot options
Windows 7 has Troubleshoot options that automatically checks for and rectifies the issues or errors with the various components of the Operating System. As the Snap feature is a part of the Windows Aero theme in Windows 7, the users can make use of the Aero troubleshoot option to verify and fix the issues with it. The Aero troubleshoot will verify the working of different features of the Aero experience and will automatically fix up issues with the Snap Feature.
Update/reinstall graphics driver
The issues and errors with the graphics driver in the Windows 7 will adversely affect the functioning of the Aero as it requires intensive rendering of the graphics to perform the incorporated features like Windows Snap. The users are therefore advised to reinstall or update the graphics driver installed in the computer and restart the computer for re-enabling the Aero. Doing so will fix issues with the graphics driver and will enable the users to utilize the Snap feature in Windows 7 under minimal complications.
Critical issues in the operating system like infections, system file or folder errors, corruptions etc can seriously affect the smooth functioning of the provided features and options. All Windows 7 users are advised to perform a complete system scan using reliable security programs and System File Checker Utility/SFC for clearing all issues active in the system. Doing so can help in fixing issues with the Aero Snap feature in Windows 7.
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