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How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, if you grab a window and shake it back and forth, there is a shortcut to minimize all the windows.

I keep doing this by accident so I would like to disable this feature.

Is there a way?

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marked as duplicate by afrazier, studiohack Jun 22 '11 at 4:23

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In the "search programs and files" box type


right click on the search result and run as administrator

Go to User Configuration > administrative templates > desktop

In there at the bottom(-ish) you will see "Turn off aero shake window minimizing mouse gesture", double click it and make your selection in the window that opens

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+1 easier for beginners :) –  bubu Jun 20 '11 at 19:01
I had to lock and unlock my computer to get it to take effect. Thanks! –  xr280xr Aug 8 '13 at 19:54

It requires you to edit the registry. Here is an article on how to do it.

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I tried this approach in Windows 8 and found that it had no effect. –  Richard Everett Aug 7 '13 at 7:44

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