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Published on 05.20.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Aero Shake

Learn how to disable Aero Shake in Windows 7.

Prevents windows from being minimized or restored when the active window is shaken back and forth with the mouse.

If you enable this policy, application windows will not be minimized or restored when the active window is shaken back and forth with the mouse.

Disable Aero Shake

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Desktop in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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