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How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?

How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?

I'm always accidentally minimizing most of my windows. This is really annoying. How do I disable Aero Shake?

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Guest [Entry]

"The best way to do this is to use the Group Policy editor. Go into the start menu, type in gpedit.msc, and hit enter. When it comes up, go into User Configuration -> Administratrive Templates -> Desktop.

In here you'll see a settings called ""Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture"". Set this to enabled and no more Aero Shake.

Here's a picture of the Group Policy Editor, with the setting highlighted:

Another option is to edit a key in the registry. If you don't have Group Policy Editor for some reason (lower end Windows 7 edition), this might be your only option. There's a downloadable reg file that will handle this automatically from the How-To Geek."
Guest [Entry]

"As some editions of Windows do not include the Local Policy Editor, and importing a .reg (without inspecting it) doesn't quite show you what it does, I'd like to chime in with a method to change this setting from the command-line.

Check current state (you will get an error if the value doesn't exist, in which case Aero Shake is enabled)

reg query ""HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer"" /v ""NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts""

Disable Aero Shake

reg add ""HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer"" /v ""NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"" /d 0x1 /t REG_DWORD /f

Return to default setting for Aero Shake (Enabled)

reg delete ""HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer"" /v ""NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"" /f

Hope this helps!"