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Win7 famously had this feature where you Shake a window to minimize all the rest.


Any new/interesting nifty features on Win8?

Correction: The original shake functionality was a feature, not an easter egg as clarified by @Root. The question is now rephrased to ask about nifty features around Win8

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That's not an easter egg. It is a feature called Aero Shake. windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/… –  Zuck Oct 29 '12 at 12:08
Okay, that's the reason for the -2 :) Forgive my ignorance. Still a nifty feature though! –  JKarthik Oct 29 '12 at 12:17

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Intended features reasons to be included are not easter eggs. From Wikipedia:

A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, inside joke, or feature in a work...

Therefore Aero Shake is not an easter egg.

There are no longer any officially sanctioned easter eggs.

Microsoft formally stopped including Easter eggs in its programs as part of its Trustworthy Computing Initiative in 2002. - Wikipedia

While this policy is in effect, any easter eggs that make their way into the product would be the result of a rogue developer.

One of the aspects of Trustworthy Computing is that you can trust what's on your computer. Part of that means that there's absolutely NOTHING on your computer that isn't planned. - Larry Osterman

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There is a fine line between unsupported undocumented feature and easter egg. I remember there is a shell script that can enable this so called "super explorer" mode, I forget the exact details, all it leveraged as an undocumented feature. –  Ramhound Oct 29 '12 at 12:25
normally features have a purpose, or usage reason, even if undocumented, while easter eggs are not intended to be useful, but are more of a cool, or funny joke/reference –  ronalchn Oct 29 '12 at 12:27

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