Windows 10 Tutorials 63 - Aero Shake

Windows 10 Tutorials 63 – Aero Shake

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

In this tutorial we will discuss about the Aero Shake feature and how to enable or disable Aero Shake in Windows 10.

This feature first appeared in Windows 7 and has carried over to Windows 10 as well. If Aero Shake feature is enabled, it lets you minimize all running windows except the one which you are currently working on using a simple mouse shake.

To manage Aero Shake settings:

  1. Press Windows + R keys and type gpedit.msc to open Local Group Policy Editor or open the MSC file for the User or Group you want to manage the setting for.
  2. From left-side pane expand User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Desktop.

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  1. To enable Aero Shake, in right-side pane double click on Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture option and set it’s value to Enabled.
  2. To disable Aero Shake, in right-side pane double click on Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture option and set its value to Disabled.

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Note: The above mentioned steps works in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 as well.

You can see a video demo of Aero Shake below.

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Dave says November 30, 2016

Actually it’s the other way round. If you ENABLE the policy then you DISABLE Aero Shake. This should be clear from the policy name: ***Turn off*** Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture. (And while I’m fixing your article, in the context of step 1 it’s its, not it’s. “It’s” means “it is” or “it has”. “Its” is the possessive. The way I remember it is that “it’s” is an anagram – including the apostrophe – of ” ’tis “, that well known west country/pirate/Wurzel contraction, as in “Arrrr, ’tis a foine day for the ‘aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrvest.)

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