Disable AeroShake

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Description:

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:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]  
    "NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:00000001
    
  2. The Powershell Way:

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    $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
    

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