Windows 11 brings Snap layouts and Snap groups with two columns for easier multitasking. Now, in a document Microsoft has explained that the Snap layout on larger displays (larger than 24 inches and at 1920 effective pixels) will have Snap layouts with 3 columns of zones.

The displays smaller than 24 inches will have Snap layouts with 2 columns of zones. The Snap Layouts can be invoked either by hovering on the maximize button or by doing Win + Z.

Snap Layouts and Controls

Windows now has an easier way to snap your app windows. The new layouts are visible when you hover the mouse over a window’s maximize button. When you click a zone to snap the window into place, you will be guided to snap windows to the rest of the zones in your chosen layout with guided snap assist. On larger displays, you’ll also see new snap layouts with 3 columns of zones. In addition to the mouse hover on the maximize button, you can also invoke the snap flyout by pressing Win + Z. The following picture shows the snap layout choices available on displays that are larger than 24 inches and at 1920 effective pixels.

The documentation also explains in detail the improvements in docking and multiple monitor experiences with Windows 11. The page also has various Bundle and Port Recommendations and some docking and multiple monitor scenarios.


The docking and multiple monitor experience is improved in Windows 11 to make the monitor attach and removal process smoother and more reliable by adding clean animations and also preserving the user’s window arrangements on a per-monitor layout basis.

Today’s ecosystem of cables, docks, and different port requirements can make it difficult for a customer to understand which pieces are compatible with the device that they purchase. If a customer uses a connector that is below standard, they may see a lower resolution on their monitor (the max resolution of the monitor may not be supported), a lower refresh rate than advertised, or screen flickering and other visual artifacts.