Feature request: Snap layouts must persist between sessions.

Copper Contributor

What is the point of arranging applications into snap layouts if Windows 11 forgets them after shut down.  Common,  this is blindingly obvious.  Remember what applications were opened and where when i boot and login.   No brainer really.   

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In **Windows 11**, the **Snap layouts** feature allows you to organize your open windows into predefined layouts, making multitasking more efficient. However, it seems that after rebooting, your Snap layouts are not being restored as expected. Let's explore some solutions to address this issue: 1. **Toggle Snap Windows Option**: - Open the **Settings** app using the **Windows + I** shortcut keys. - Click on **System** in the left sidebar. - Scroll down and select the **Multitasking** tab. - Ensure that the **Snap windows** option is **toggled on**³. 2. **Check for Updates**: - Make sure your **Windows 11** installation is up to date. Sometimes updates include fixes for known issues. 3. **Registry Tweak (Advanced)**: - If the above steps don't work, you can try a registry tweak: - **Create a restore point** to be safe. - Open the **Registry Editor** (press **Windows + R**, type **regedit**, and hit **Enter**). - Navigate to `HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced`. - Create a new **DWORD (32-bit) Value** named **EnableSnapAssistFlyout**. - Set its value data to **1**. - Restart your computer to see if Snap layouts work as expected⁷. 4. **Third-Party Solutions**: - Some third-party tools, like the **Dell Display Manager**, allow you to save window layouts. If you have a **Dell monitor**, you can download this tool to manage your settings¹. Remember that Snap layouts will stay snapped in place until you manually resize a window or choose a different layout from the snap menu. If you minimize windows one by one, they will keep their snapped sizes and return to their positions when restored². Hopefully, one of these solutions will help you maintain your preferred Snap layouts even after rebooting! :framed_picture:️:thumbs_up: Source: Conversation with Bing, 3/27/2024 (1) Solved: How do I fix Windows 11 Snap Layouts missing or not ... - PUPUWEB. https://pupuweb.com/solved-fix-windows11-snap-layouts-missing-not-working-problem/. (2) How to Fix Snap Layouts Not Working in Windows 11. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/how-to-fix-snap-layouts-not-working-in-windows-11/ar-AA1dD.... (3) Windows 11 should restore Snap layouts or snap groups after restarting .... https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-11/windows-11-should-restore-snap-layouts-or-snap-gro.... (4) How Snap Works in Windows 11 - How-To Geek. https://www.howtogeek.com/740898/how-snap-works-in-windows-11/. (5) How to Solve Snap Layouts Not Working in Windows 11 - AOMEI. https://www.aomeitech.com/windows-tips/snap-layouts-not-working-windows-11.html. (6) undefined. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/send-feedback-to-microsoft-with-the-feedback-hub-app-f59. (7) Fix Windows 11 Snap Layouts Not Working [4+ Methods] - DigitBin. https://www.digitbin.com/fix-windows-11-snap-layout-not-working/. (8) How to Use Snap Layouts | Windows Learning Center. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/learning-center/organize-screen-with-snap-layouts.
I think the problem was that the "Automatically save my restartable apps..." setting was off. Here's how to fix it:

Launch the Settings app:
Right-click on the Start button and choose Settings from the menu.
Alternatively, press Windows + I keys together to open the app.
Select Accounts:
Click on Accounts in the left list of settings options.
Navigate to Sign-in options:
Click the Sign-in options tile on the Accounts Settings page.
Disable the feature:
Scroll down to find the option: Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when I sign back in.
Toggle off this setting.