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How to Disable Show Window Contents while Dragging in Windows 11 / 10

August 22nd, 2022 by Admin

How can I make Windows 11 not show the contents of a window while I move it around on the screen? Is there a weird window dragging lag on your PC? By default, Windows will show the full contents of the window when you drag it. In order to reduce CPU/GPU usage, you can configure Windows to show only the frame (a rectangle) while dragging a window.

In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to disable show window contents while dragging in Windows 11 / 10.

Method 1: Disable Show Window Contents while Dragging in Visual Effects

  1. Press the Windows key and R to bring up the Run box, type sysdm.cpl and hit Enter to open the System Properties dialog.

  2. Choose the Advanced tab, and then click the Settings button under the Performance section.

  3. Uncheck the “Show window contents while dragging” option and click OK. Note that this change applies to your current Windows account only.

Method 2: Use Registry Editor to Disable Show Window Contents while Dragging

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. In the right pane, double-click the string DragFullWindows.

  2. Set its value to 1 to enable “Show window contents while dragging”. A value data of 0 will disable it.

  3. Close Registry Editor. Reboot your computer to make the change take effect.

That’s it!