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Windows 7: Aero Shake problems??

17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
Aero Shake problems??

I've been using Win 7 since January, but rarely use the Aero shake feature. In TV commercials they make it look so easy. It takes me about 25 shakes until I can get the windows to disappear.

Is there a trick to get it to work. When you move it side to side, how far do you need to jerk the window?


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17 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64

Hardly has to be shaken at all, maybe a few cms across the screen but the important thing is to shake atleast 3 times. e.g. Left, Right, Left or Right, Left Right. Can also be done vertically.
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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition

Thanks, it working better now, but I dont really understand why anyone would use it.
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17 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64

supposedly meant to help people focus on a single task by minimizing all other things. but if you have gadgets on your desktop i dont see how its helping you focus :P
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17 Nov 2009   #5


It would have been a lot more useful if you could instigate the shake anywhere in a window, instead of just the title bar.

I rarely use it so I tend to forget it's there.
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17 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Works better with an external mouse too.
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17 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah, aero shake is my least favorite Windows 7 feature. I use Aero peek and Aero snap a lot...but Aero shake is usually just used when I demo the features of Windows 7 for somebody....i don't use it in practice.
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