Windows 10 might soon let you turn off Aero Shake

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What you need to know

  • Windows 10 might soon have an option to turn off Aero Shake.
  • Aero Shake is the feature that lets you wiggle a window to minimize all other windows.
  • A person known for tinkering with Windows managed to get a toggle to work for the feature.

Windows 10 has a feature that's probably not used by many people called Aero Shake. The feature allows you to minimize all windows except for one by clicking on the title bar of a window and wiggling it back and forth on your desktop.

Aero Shake first arrived in Windows 7, and it's one of those features that many people could probably live their entire life without ever using on purpose. It has its uses, but some people might not like it activating accidentally. If you click a window to move it around but move around too quickly, you might accidentally minimize all of your other windows. You can undo this by clicking and wiggling the window again, but it still might be inconvenient.

According to Twitter user "Albacore," Windows 10 might soon have a toggle to run Aero Shake on or off.

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Albacore is a known tinkerer of Windows that you may recognize from their work on getting Windows 10X to run on unsupported devices.

In a recent Tweet, Albacore discusses the option to turn Aero Shake on or off. The actual toggle doesn't appear in the screenshot but is described by Albacore.

There are some other ways to disable Aero Shake, including some popular hacks. You can also disable it by turning off snapping, but that, of course, also turns off snapping.

Options for settings are always good, so it will be nice if this arrives on Windows 10 in the future.

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