Ubuntu – How to disable auto resizing of windows when moved to the top?


When I move a window close to the top, it snaps to maximum size. I am using Ubuntu 18.04, GNOME 3.28.2.

How do I disable that? I searched about six months ago, no way to disable back then.

Yes, solved! Thank you!

  • These two worked on my Ubuntu 18.04

    1. gsettings set org.gnome.mutter edge-tiling false
    2. dconf-editor
  • These did not work

    1. GNOME Tweaks (disable "Edge Tiling" not available)
    2. gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides edge-tiling false

Thank you Kulfy, Hamza Saeed, vanadium, PRATAP.

Best Answer

Command Line way:

by default the value for edge-tiling is set to true..

check the value with the below command gsettings get org.gnome.mutter edge-tiling

then set the value to false by below command gsettings set org.gnome.mutter edge-tiling false


$ gsettings get org.gnome.mutter edge-tiling
$ gsettings set org.gnome.mutter edge-tiling false

GUI way

Open dconf-editor, if not installed install it by below command sudo apt update && sudo apt install dconf-editor

search for "mutter" --> edge-tiling --> turn off the button.

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