Windows 10 introduced a myriad of changes to the Windows world. Many of these changes were well-received by Windows users, while others were not. One notable change that users decidedly did not appreciate was Microsoft’s decision to remove the option to disable sticky corners. This had previously been available to users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Almost every single Windows user who utilized more than one monitor cherished this feature, as sticky corners can prove to be quite irritating and problematic. After all, who wouldn’t be infuriated when their cursor stubbornly adheres to one corner for an agonizingly perceived eternity when they’re merely trying to shift it from one monitor to another?
To the dismay of many Windows users who upgraded to Windows 10, the option to disable sticky corners no longer exists. While this issue is not being raised as much as it should be, it is so severe a problem that many Windows users have opted to roll back to older versions of the OS. Fortunately, if you are a Windows 10 user who wants to get rid of sticky corners and is willing to put in some work to do so, you actually can disable those pesky sticky corners. The first half of disabling sticky corners is actually disabling the Snap feature that every version of Windows after Windows XP comes with. Disabling the Snap feature will allow you to freely move application windows between monitors without them sticking (or snapping, to be more precise) to any one of the four corners of the monitor. To disable Snap, you need to:
Hold the Windows key and press ‘I’. Then, click on ‘System’.
First, click on ‘Multitasking’ in the left pane. Then, under the ‘Snap’ category in the right pane, you will find a slider directly below the option ‘Arrange windows automatically by dragging them to the sides or corners of the screen’. Turn this option off. Doing so will disable the Snap feature.
Once Snap has been disabled, you can move on to the second half of disabling sticky corners in Windows 10, the half that involves some fiddling around with your computer’s registry. To completely disable sticky corners in Windows 10, you need to:
Press the Windows Logo key and ‘R’ simultaneously to open the Run command.
Type Regedit into the Run dialog and press the Enter key to open the Registry Editor.
In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUi.
Click on the EdgeUi key in the left pane to display its contents in the right pane,
Right-click on an empty space in the right pane, hover over New and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Name the new DWORD value MouseMonitorEscapeSpeed.
Double-click on MouseMonitorEscapeSpeed, change its value data to 1 and click on OK.
Restart your computer. As soon as it boots up, you’ll notice there is virtually no stickiness in the corners of your monitors.
Method 2: Use the NSM App
Officially, Microsoft is working on the issue. Unofficially, an app called NSM has been developed to address the issue. If the method above doesn’t help, then you can get the app from here and install it.