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How to Disable the Aero shake feature in Windows 7


On of the the new feature in Windows 7 is Aero Shake. With Aero shake you can minimize all inactive windows by shaking the active window but this feature will spend most computer resource.

If you never use the aero shake feature on your windows 7, you can disable this feature and it will increase performance of your computer. To disable aero shake feature on Windows 7 there are two ways, by editing registry key or using group policy editor. To disable this feature you can follow one of the following methods:

1. Disabling aero shake using registry:

  • Open windows registry editor
  • Navigate to the following key: “HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Policies | Microsoft | Windows”
  • Create a new key and set the name of the key to “Explorer”.
  • Create new and DWORD Value 32-bit and Set the name of the value to “NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts” and double click it.
  • In the value data enter “1?.
  • Click OK. you may need reboot your windows to see the effect.

2. Disabling aero shake using Group policy editor:

  • Click the Start button, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
  • Within the Group Policy Editor, navigate to User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop.
  • Double click the Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture and click Enabled.
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