Windows – When I wave with a window, all other windows minimize to the taskbar, why?

aerowindowswindows 7

Possible Duplicate:
How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?

Sometimes, and I really don't know how to do it, when I grab an application in the window-bar and drag it around, as if I'm waving, then all other windows are minimized to the taskbar.

I have three questions:

  • how do I do this?
  • what's this feature called in Windows 7
  • how can I disable this Windows 7 feature?

I know I can undo it by hitting Ctrl+Shift+Winkey+M.

Best Answer

This feature is called Shake. Just wiggle a window vigorously to minimize all other windows. You can also just release the click on the window, then click again and waggle to undo this.

Disabling Shake entirely requires a registry edit:

  1. Browse to the following key:


    (the Explorer key may not be there by default, just create it)

  2. Make a 32-bit DWORD called "NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts".

  3. Set the value to 1.