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How to enable or disable Aero Shake on Windows 10

Windows 10 gets a new option in the Settings app to enable or disable Aero Shake, and here's how to configure it.

Windows 10 Aero Shake settings

On Windows 10, “Aero Shake” is a feature that allows you to declutter the desktop by grabbing and shaking a window to minimize all other windows in the background. Then shaking the window back, you can restore all the minimized windows.

Starting with build 21364, Windows 10 is disabling Aero Shake by default, but it is also introducing an option in the Settings app to control the feature.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to manage the Aero Shake feature on Windows 10.

Enable Aero Shake on Windows 10

Use the following steps to enable Aero Shake:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Multitasking.

  4. Turn on the “Tittle bar window shake” option to enable Aero Shake.

    Multitasking settings
    Multitasking settings

Once you complete the steps, you can now click and shake the title bar to minimize all the open windows except the one you are shaking.

Disable Aero Shake on Windows 10

Use these steps to disable the ability to shake a window to minimize the other windows:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Multitasking.

  4. Turn off the “Tittle bar window shake” option to enable Aero Share.

    Title bar window shake option disabled
    Title bar window shake option disabled

After you complete the steps, the Aero Shake feature will no longer be available on Windows 10.

If you do not see this option, you are not running the version that supports it. The ability to enable or disable Aero Shake is available starting with build 21364 and higher releases.