Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10  

   Information
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.

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

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable Aero Shake.

   Note
If you do not use Aero Shake, then disabling Aero Shake could be helpful to prevent mistakenly minimizing other opened windows while moving a window.

CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Aero Shake for Current User using a REG file
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Aero Shake for All Users using a REG file
  • Option Three: To Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Group Policy

EXAMPLE: Aero Shake in Windows 10
NOTE: Music in video is "Rockab" by Mr Juan licensed under a Attribution 3.0 France License.

OPTION ONE

To Enable or Disable Aero Shake for Current User using a REG file

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced

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
NOTE: This is the default setting.
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

 3. To Disable Aero Shake for Current User
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


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

6. If 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 TWO

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

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsExplorer

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsExplorer

NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts 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 All Users
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Aero_Shake_for_all_users.reg

 3. To Disable Aero Shake for All Users
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Aero_Shake_for_all_users.reg


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

6. If 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 THREE

To Enable or Disable Aero Shake in Group Policy

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

All editions can use Option One 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)

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

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


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

That’s it,
Shawn

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