Disable AeroShake

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Aeroshake is a feature in Windows that will maximize all Windows if you grab the current window and shake it. I find it really annoying because I usually have multiple windows open at the same time.

To Resolve:

  1. Run – gpedit.msc – User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Desktop

  2. Find the “Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing gesture” policy and set it to “enabled”.

Reg File Import:

  1. Copy and paste this into a .reg file and import it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



The Powershell Way:

$registryPath = “HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer”
$Name = “NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts”
$value = “1”
IF(!(Test-Path $registryPath))
New-Item -Path $registryPath -Force | Out-Null
New-ItemProperty -Path $registryPath -Name $name -Value $value -PropertyType DWORD -Force | Out-Null