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How to enable or disable Aero Shake on Windows 11

Windows 11 gets a new option in the Settings app to enable or disable Aero Shake.

Windows 11 Aero Shake

On Windows 11, “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.

In previous versions of the OS, the title bar windows shake feature was enabled by default, but on Windows 11 and later, the feature is disabled by default. However, the Settings app now includes an option to let you decide how to use it.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to manage the Aero Shake feature on Windows 11.

Enable Aero Shake on Windows 11

To enable the Windows 11 title bar window shake feature:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Multitasking page on the right side.

  4. Turn on the “Tittle bar window shake” option to enable Aero Shake on Windows 11.

    Enable Aero Shake
    Enable Aero Shake

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 11

To disable the ability to shake a window to minimize the other windows:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Multitasking page on the right side.

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

    Disable Aero Shake

After you complete the steps, the Aero Shake feature will no longer be available on Windows 11.

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.