How to Disable Aero Shake

Windows 7 has a new feature that lets you shake the active window and make all the other windows minimize instantly. I find it is a quite useful feature, but if you don’t like it, here is how to remove it.

1. First, type REGEDIT in the Search Box in the Start Menu, or at the RUN box. This may require you to elevate your privledges, depending on your UAC options

2. Next, navigate to


3. Create a new key called “Explorer” under the Windows key. You can just right click the Windows key in the left pane and select “New Key”.

4. Make sure that Explorer is highlighted in the left pane, and right click the right pane and make a new DWORD value (it can be either 32 or 64 bit) named “NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts”. Then right click the new key and select “Modify”. Change the value to to “1” to disable Aero Shake.

Regedit screenshot

5. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect!