Disable Aero Shake

Windows 7 includes a new feature in the Aero desktop called Shake, which allows you to minimize all other windows by click the top of the window pane you want to keep and giving your mouse a shake. This tweak allows you to disable this feature.

To implement this tweak:

  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe) by clicking Start, then Run, then in the open box type regedit and click OK.

  2. Browse your registry and find the key:

  3. To enable this setting:

    Create a new (or modify the existing) Dword value called NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts, and set the value to 1.

  4. To reset this setting to the default value:

    Highlight the value NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts and click Edit > Delete in the menu bar.

  5. Close the Registry Editor by clicking File > Exit in the menu bar.

  6. To activate this tweak please close all instances of explorer.exe, or wait until the next reboot.

Disclaimer: Making any changes to your system can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from these modifications can be resolved. Please follow the instructions carefully and use the information provided at your own risk.