In Windows 7, Microsoft has added a feature called “Aero Shake”, which allows users to quickly minimize other openings except for the currently shaking window by shaking the window. If you want to keep only one window, but don’t want to minimize all other open windows one by one, this feature can save time. Then, shake the open window again to restore all minimized windows.
Besides, Aero Shake is easy to use, but it is also easy to accidentally trigger. Users may accidentally minimize all open windows without realizing what is happening.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Microsoft was planning to discontinue the Aero Shake feature in the Sun Valley update (21H2) of Windows 10. However, from the feedback of testers, it seems that this feature will continue to exist in Windows 10.
In the latest preview version, the Aero Shake feature is now turned off by default. However, users can enable this function through the multitasking setting page. For advanced users, this feature can be enabled through the registry editor. To turn on this feature using the Registry Editor, the user needs to create a “DisallowShaking” DWORD entry and set the value to 0.
It seems that the Windows 10 Sun Valley update will also include new multitasking control features. For example, there is a new multitasking feature that will allow users to drag application windows to the corners of the screen, and they will automatically resize to achieve a “side-by-side” multitasking experience, which is internally called a “Snap-based task group.” This feature will allow users to easily use multiple applications, especially on touch-enabled devices.
Furthermore, Microsoft is developing new touch and gesture experiences for the Windows 10 Sun Valley update.