How to Enable/Disable Aero Shake in Windows 7 with .reg file?

Aero Shake feature introduced in Windows 7 allows you to move to and fro a particular Window. If you are working with many applications on your computer but you need to focus on only one App window that you are working on. But since the system screen is clumsy and may distract you from your work, Windows 7 allows you to ease with this Aero transparency feature. The Aero shake feature in Windows 8 is an interesting feature; it not only allows you to access only one window at a time but also transparent the other opened window except the ones you are working with. Here is the tutorial how to enable or disable Aero shake in Windows 7.

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To work with a one application you no longer have to waste time by minimizing the window one by one. With the Aero shake feature enabled on your system you can easily drag the target window from its title bar anywhere on the screen. Many users dislike this feature as it reduces system performance. So here is how you can disable or re-enable Aero Shake in your Windows 7.

To enable or disable the feature you have to make some changes in the Windows registry. Manual editing can be risky as any small change in the registry can cause a huge effect on your system. Make sure to set a restore point before making any changes in the system. If you are one not good at dealing with the registry entries, then you need to create a .reg file that will help you enable or disable Aero Shake with a click.

Enable/ Disable Aero Shake in your Windows 7

Follow the steps below to create .reg file to enable or disable Aero Shake in your Windows 7.

To Enable Aero Shake in Windows 7

  • Open a notepad and copy the entries below and save the file with .reg extension

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Enable Aero Shake
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
“NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts”=-

  • Close the notepad.
  • Next, double click on the newly created .reg file and follow the on screen instructions. Upon prompted always select YES or OK options to continue to add the values to your Windows 7 registry.

If Aero was disabled on your system, you can use the .reg file created to enable it and drag your active or desired window back and forth on your Windows 7 system.

To Disable Aero Shake in Windows 7

  • Open a notepad and copy the entries below and save the file with .reg extension

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Disable Aero Shake
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
“NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts”=dword:00000001

  • Close the notepad.
  • Next, double click on the newly created .reg file and follow the on screen instructions. Upon prompted always select YES or OK options to continue to add the values to your Windows 7 registry.

You can improve the performance of your system by disabling the Aero Shake feature on your Windows 7 system.

Upon following the procedures described above you can enable or disable the Aero shake feature on your Windows 7 system.

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