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I never want to maximize a window when dragging the window to the top of the screen, but it happens most of the time and is really annoying!

I just want to drag the window to the top of the screen. Is there any way to change this default behavior?

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You can customize this with gsettings in Terminal:

gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior edge-tiling false

Use true to revert to default behavior.

Or use the graphical dconf Editor. You need to install it if you haven't done it already:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Once it is installed, open it and search for the entry:

org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behaviour edge-tiling

There you'll see the default setting:

true

you can switch this to:

false

to have the desired behavior.

  • it works directly without log off. thanks! – davidak Jul 15 '15 at 13:38
  • I was just about to ask this. Will it disable side-tiling too? – Jorge Aug 3 '15 at 19:35
  • I am like a year late, but! This command will disable dragging to tile windows in any direction, including to the sides. You can still use keyboard shortcuts to tile, though. – Ryan DeBeasi Apr 9 '16 at 3:23

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