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Windows 7: Turn off Aero shake registry tweak not working anymore (needs an ID)

01 Apr 2020   #1
10Fan

Windows 10 x64
 
 
Turn off Aero shake registry tweak not working anymore (needs an ID)

On Windows 7 ultimate, the usual registry tweak to disable Aero shake, works fine...

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:00000001
When trying that on Windows 7 Enterprise x64, it no longer works, but I know why...

I used Nirsoft "Registry Changes View" to see what's happening when I apply the setting manually in Group Policy (on Windows 7 Enterprise) and I found that it puts the "NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts" setting in the above key as per normal, but it also adds it here too...

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}User\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:00000001


(XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX is a unique identifier I have blanked out here)

Does this make applying the tweak impossible?

I am sure this is something that happens because the Windows 7 edition is Enterprise?

The first tweak I listed (and the one posted everywhere) seems to work fine on Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks in advance.
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01 Apr 2020   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello 10Fan,

Just to verify, did you restart the computer after changing the registry to apply?

Aero Shake - Enable or Disable
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01 Apr 2020   #3
10Fan

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello 10Fan,

Just to verify, did you restart the computer after changing the registry to apply?

Aero Shake - Enable or Disable
Yes.

I have VMware snapshots of 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 and 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 and can swap between them, the first tweak I posted definitely works on Ultimate, but doesn't on Enterprise.

It's not really a big deal, I can always open gpedit.msc and disable Aero shake but it's frustrating when there's a little hiccup like this, or a challenge, or whatever. I don't really care about it but I wonder why the same tweak doesn't work on Enterprise, vs Ultimate.

Cheers.
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01 Apr 2020   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure either since the policy in gpedit.msc modifies the exact same registry settings.
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01 Apr 2020   #5
10Fan

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm not sure either since the policy in gpedit.msc modifies the exact same registry settings.
It doesn't.

On Ultimate it only changes the NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts entry under this key:

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
On Enterprise, it changes that one the same way, but it also sets NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts under this key:

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}User\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
There's no way I know of to set that in a reg script because it's using a unique identifier.
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01 Apr 2020   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's normal.

The first location is what actually gets set for the policy, and should apply it whether it was set manually or gpedit.msc. Sometimes restarting Windows is required to apply though.

The second location is just a reference used when set via gpedit.msc.
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01 Apr 2020   #7
10Fan

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Brink OK thanks.

This wasn't an April fools but it actually does work with the original tweak, but I thought it had not because I am applying tweaks at first login - where it's not sticking for some reason.

I seem to remember having this happen on Windows 10 with the right-click This PC options and I think I had to create a RunOnce to apply it on the next reboot, hmmmmmmmm.... I'll do more digging.

EDIT: I fixed it by putting this in the tweaks that run at first logon (on an unattended install)...

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
"DisableAeroShake"="Reg.exe add \"HKCU\\Software\\Policies\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Explorer\" /v \"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts\" /t REG_DWORD /d \"1\" /f"
This puts the tweak in RunOnce as a batch command, it works and Aero shake is disabled

I just upgraded my PC to a faster machine and, running a 2019 motherboard I guess I should be on Windows 10 by now, but when I drag a window (even slowly) it was somehow registering it as me shaking the window and it was minimizing all other windows. On my slower machine it never happened, I didn't even know Aero shake was enabled lol.
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