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How to cascade windows in Windows 11?

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If you are a Windows user, you must be familiar with the cascade windows feature that allows you to set all the open windows in a diagonal and overlapping order.

With this feature in action, you can only see the title bar of each window. If you want to switch to another window, you can easily do it. The cascade windows feature was available in Windows 7, 8 and 10.

However, in Windows 11, Microsoft has removed this functionality. So, people are searching for answers to this question — how can we cascade windows in Windows 11?

Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can try to use this tool in Windows 11. In this article, we’ll explain how to bypass the non-availability of the cascade windows tool in Windows 11.

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Use Snap Layouts to cascade windows in Windows 11

As a Windows 11 user, you can use Snap Layouts to cascade windows in Windows 11.

As the cascade windows feature was useful in viewing open windows easily, snap layouts can also grant this ability to the user.

Open a window and then click on the title bar of that window and drag it a bit. You will see the Snap Layout dropping from above.

Now, select a snap that allows four windows at a time. Drag one window and then drop it on one section of the snap. Do the same for the other three open tabs. This way, you can use at least four tabs on your screen.

This is not even near the cascading windows as you have seen in the previous versions of Windows. Moreover, you can use a maximum of four windows or open tabs, whereas in cascading windows, you can use as many tabs as you want, depending on RAM.

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Use third-party tools to cascade windows in Windows 11

Another way to do this is to use third-party tools such as AutoHotKey, Divvy, AquaSnap, etc.

These apps offer various features and tools that can further enhance your productivity. Tools such as keyboard shortcuts, custom layouts, and window transparency.

In conclusion, the cascade windows feature has been disabled in Windows 11. You can use Snap Layouts or third-party tools to do cascade.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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