After upgrading to Ventura, everytime I drag a window up towards the menu bar, it maximizes. How do I disable that?

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    Sounds like you've installed some third-party window management software, like Magnet, BetterSnapTool, Moom, Rectangle.... etc...
    – benwiggy
    Nov 14, 2022 at 14:11
  • I don't think so, this started to happen when I upgraded to Ventura. My other two machines, that still are on Monterey don't show this behaviour, although they are very similar when it comes to their setup. Weird.
    – d-b
    Nov 14, 2022 at 14:45
  • @benwiggy You were absolutely right, when I upgrade Spectacles stopped working and I had to replace it with a fork, Rectangle, and the latter had a default setting that caused this behaviour.
    – d-b
    Nov 21, 2022 at 15:42
  • @benwiggy You should write this as an answer so d-b can mark it resolved
    – Ezekiel
    Nov 21, 2022 at 18:34

2 Answers 2


This appears to be a feature of the BetterTouchTool app. I had the same issue, and it stopped happening when I disabled BetterTouchTool. It does seem to be specific to BTT in MacOS 13 Ventura.

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    – Allan
    Feb 22, 2023 at 16:07

That's not a built-in behaviour of macOS, so it sounds like you have installed some other window-management utility.

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