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Disabling Aero Shake via Group Policy

Posted by essjae on December 1, 2015

If you’re running Pro or higher, you can use Group Policy to disable Aero Shake instead of a Registry edit.

Press the Windows key and enter “gpedit.msc” to launch the Local Group Policy Editor

Navigate to “User Configuration–>Administrative Templates–>Desktop”

Double-click “Turn off Aero Shake window minimizing mouse gesture” and select “Enabled” to disable it.



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Enabling or Disabling Aero Shake on Windows 10

Posted by essjae on November 30, 2015

Has this happened to you?  You’re moving around one window, trying to position it just right and all your other windows just minimize? You’re a victim  of the Aero Shake minimize.

This seems to get me more often than I’d like.  There’s a simple way to disable it via the Registry.

Keep in mind that messing with Registry can cause bad things to happen to your system.  Make a backup before you mess around.  If you’re uncomfortable, maybe you don’t change this.

The Registry key you need is here:


NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts DWORD

Set to 0 = Enable
Set to 1 = Disable


This should work on Home and Pro versions.

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Restarting Aero Glass in Win7

Posted by essjae on August 30, 2010

I was sure I blogged this before, but I can’t find it here.

Occassionally, after disconnecting with TeamViewer, Win7 doesn’t want to reenable Aero Glass.  Usually, I just switch themes and it back, but that will also fail to work at times. 

Running an admin console using the following commands to get Aero Glass working correctly:

net stop uxsms
net start uxsms

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Windows has determined your computer is running slow…

Posted by essjae on October 13, 2009

Windows 7 just decided my computer was running slow and turned off Aero for me!?

Not really sure why it would think this, I wasn’t having any troubles and had approximately 8GB of 12GB free on my OC’d i7 920 @ 3.64GHz.

I went into the Personalization and selected an Aero theme and I’m back.  Very interesting.  I’ve not seen this message in the Beta or RC versions of Win7, both of which I did run on slower systems, or even my Dell Mini 9 with Win7Pro.

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