How to Enable the Aero Shake Feature in Windows 11

How to Enable the Aero Shake Feature in Windows 11

In this article I will show you how to enable or disable Aero Shake feature in Windows 11. First introduced in Windows 7, Aero Shake minimizes all open application windows on your desktop except the ones you use with your mouse. It allows you to minimize all other apps just by shaking the desktop screen window and shaking it again to bring back the minimized window.

How to use the Aero Shake feature of Windows 11 is quite easy, While holding down the application window, shake the mouse, and all other windows will be minimized in the background. Hold down the same window and shake again to bring back all minimized windows in the background.

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This feature is turned off by default in Windows 11. But, if you want to try this feature, use the below steps to enable it.

  • What is the Aero Shake Feature in Windows 11?
  • How to Enable Aero Shake Feature in Windows 11 from Settings App
  • How to Enable Aero Shake Feature in Windows 11 from Registry Editor

What is the Aero Shake Feature in Windows 11?

Aero Shake is a window management feature in Windows that allows minimizing all open windows quickly by shaking/shaking the apps you want to keep active. It will remain open on the Desktop screen, and all other windows will be minimized down to the taskbar.

Aero Shake is part of the long outdated Windows Aero interface. In Windows 7, Microsoft introduced two new ways to organize windows and manage their window size/position and state. The two features are called “Aero Snap” and “Aero Shake” respectively.

The Aero Snap feature adjusts and resizes windows by moving them to the left, top or right edge of the screen. The second one, Aero Shake, allows you to minimize all open apps when you shake the active window.

Below I will show you how to enable the Aero Shake feature of Windows 11, also how to disable it as some users want to turn off Aero Shake due to frequent accidentally moving windows and minimizing others.

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How to Enable Aero Shake Feature in Windows 11 from Settings App

1. Open Settings App by pressing the combination button Windows+i or use the search box in the taskbar and type: Settings. Then choose to open it.

2. The Windows Settings panel will open. In Windows Settings, click Systemand select Multitasking in the right pane of your screen.

3. In the Multitasking settings panel, toggle the switch for Titlebar window shake to position On or off to enable or disable Aero Shake.

4. Exit the settings panel, and done.

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How to Enable Aero Shake Feature in Windows 11 from Registry Editor

1. Open the search box and type: Regedit to open the window Registry Editor.

2. Once open, navigate to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced.

3. In the right pane, create a new 32-bit DWORD by the name DisallowShakingthe method right click in the panel on the right then click new > 32-bit DWORD (value).

4. Fill in the value data as follows: 1 = Disable Aero Shake, 0 = Enable Aero Shake.

5. You can now close Registry Editor application and you are done.

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That’s how to enable or disable the “Aero Shake” feature in Windows 11. Hopefully this article is useful for those of you who need it. Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to share it with your friends too.

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