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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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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

  • +1 easier for beginners :)
    – bubu
    Jun 20, 2011 at 19:01
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    I had to lock and unlock my computer to get it to take effect. Thanks!
    – xr280xr
    Aug 8, 2013 at 19:54

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

  • I tried this approach in Windows 8 and found that it had no effect.
    – Richard Ev
    Aug 7, 2013 at 7:44

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