How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?

Windows 7 introduced a new feature called Aero Shake, which allows users to minimize all open windows on the screen with a single shake of the active window. This can be useful for quickly cleaning up an overcrowded desktop, but it can also be annoying for users who don't need or want this feature. As an IT administrator, you may want to disable Aero Shake for all your users to avoid any confusion or distraction.

The first step in disabling Aero Shake is to open the Group Policy Editor. To do this, press the Windows key and type “gpedit.msc” into the search box. Once the Group Policy Editor is open, navigate to the following location:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Desktop Window Manager

Under the Desktop Window Manager section, double-click the “Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture” option. This will open a window with two options: Not Configured and Enabled. Select the “Enabled” option and then click OK. This will disable Aero Shake for all users on the system.

If you have multiple computers in your network, you can also use Group Policy to disable Aero Shake for all of them at once. To do this, open the Group Policy Management Console and create a new policy. Once the policy is created, navigate to the same location as before and select the “Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture” option. Select the “Enabled” option and click OK. Finally, link the policy to the domain, organizational unit, or group of computers that you want to apply the policy to.

Disabling Aero Shake is a simple process, but it can be useful for reducing distractions and confusion. By disabling this feature, you can ensure that all users on the system are able to focus on their work without worrying about accidentally minimizing all of their open windows with a single shake.

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