Snap - function which allow you to arrange windows to the left/right side of the desktop, or make maximize them when snapping to the top edge of desktop... we are talking about the same thing, or maybe something else?
"Snap to" it's not only available with mouse. You can also arrange windows using keyboard. When some windows is active (it was clicked) you can press WinKey+"left arrow" to snap that window to the left edge of desktop.. right arrow to the right edge. (tip at
the bottom of that site:
Arrange Windows site by site using Snap )
I'm sorry.. When I saw Windows 7 and Snap I was thinking about the new feature available in system.
I guess you have checked Snap to under Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse > Pointer Option > Snap to. That thread appears in many boards but I can't find any solution. There are some advices to update driver for mouse, but mostly it doesn't help.
I've just enabled "snap to" function and I saw it works only for some kind of window/dialog box. Are you sure it doesn't work completely, no matter what kind of window you open?
You said that you need it mainly in Outlook.. I understand that some window was displayed to you and the "snap to" function makes it easier for you to press the button. It won't be the perfect solution but you don't need the snap to function to make it easier,
Next time when you are expecting to press the button which should be pointed by the "snap to" function just press ENTER.
Thanks. My primary need is in Outlook, Deleted Items when I go to "X" an item permanently. The dialog box, "Do you want to permanently delete the selected items?" pops up. With the "snap to" mouse function activated in XP, the mouse cursor arrow automatically
would go to the default selection box (in this case: OK). It does not in 7 and therefore adds a step as I need to move the mouse to the default box.
Thank you! Hitting ENTER works. I'll research your other suggestion: One computer is a Dell; the other a Lenovo. On both I open Outlook with an IE tab within Firefox . . . but that worked on the XP (IBM) computer