How to Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10  

    How to Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10

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    How to Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10


    Your screen(s) can get cluttered if you have a lot of opened app windows. Aero Shake lets you quickly minimize all opened windows except the current active window by shaking its title bar. Shaking the title bar again will restore all the minimized windows.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 21277, Aero Shake is now disabled by default, but you can enable it.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Aero Shake for specific or all users in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Aero Shake for Current User in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Aero Shake for Current User using a REG file
    • Option Three: Enable or Disable Aero Shake Feature for All Users using a REG file
    • Option Four: Enable or Disable Aero Shake Feature in Group Policy



    EXAMPLE: Aero Shake in Windows 10

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    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Aero Shake for Current User in Settings


    This option is only available in Windows 10 build 21364 and higher.


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2 Click/tap on Multitasking on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    3 Turn On or Off (default) Title bar window shake for what you want on the right side.

    4 You can now close Settings if you like.

    How to Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10-title_bar_window_shake_settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Aero Shake for Current User using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    DisallowShaking DWORD

    0 = Enable
    1 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Aero Shake for Current User

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Aero_Shake_for_current_user.reg

    Download


     3. To Disable Aero Shake for Current User

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Aero_Shake_for_current_user.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    Enable or Disable Aero Shake Feature for All Users using a REG file


    You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

    NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Aero Shake Feature for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Aero_Shake_feature_for_all_users.reg

    Download


     3. To Disable Aero Shake Feature for All Users

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Aero_Shake_feature_for_all_users.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Restart explorer, sign out and in to Windows, or restart the PC to apply.

    8 You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    OPTION FOUR

    Enable or Disable Aero Shake Feature in Group Policy


    You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Three above.


    1 Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2 In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Desktop. (See screenshot below)

    How to Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10-aero_shake_gpedit-1.png

    3 In the right pane of Desktop, double click/tap on Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 or step 6 below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable Aero Shake Feature

    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.



     6. To Disable Aero Shake Feature

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    How to Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10-aero_shake_gpedit-2.png


    7 When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink



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