Windows 10 update turns off Aero Shake, adds new features to legacy tools

Windows 10 Aero Shake

Microsoft has confirmed that it’s experimenting with a new
change that will turn off the underused “Aero Shake” function
in Windows 10. Aero Shake, otherwise known as “Shake to
Minimize” allows you to minimize all open windows by shaking
the cursor back-and-forth when left-clicking on a primary
window.

Shake to Minimize function was added with Windows 8, and it’s
handy when you want to focus on a particular window and
minimize the rest in one go.

As we reported in December, references spotted in the preview
builds show that a future Windows 10 update will turn off the
“Aero Shake” feature by default. Almost after a month,
Microsoft has confirmed that this function is now disabled but
it can be enabled via Registry Editor.

“Aero Shake is disabled in this build. To enable it, you will
need to go here in Registry Editor and create a new DWORD entry
named DisallowShaking with a value of 0,” Microsoft noted in
the changelog of Build 21286.

It appears that Microsoft is now planning to turn off the
feature by default and add an “Aero Shake” toggle to the
Settings app for those who need it.

Windows 10 legacy tools are getting better

Microsoft has been slowly adding more advanced options to the
Settings app in Windows 10 to create one settings experience
that’s consistent across all form factors, including Windows
10X and HoloLens.

However,
Microsoft hasn’t forgotten the legacy apps such as Registry
Editor and Device Manager. In the latest preview build, the
software maker is testing new features for these two tools.

With Build 21277, Microsoft added a new feature to Registry
Editor that will finally allow you to use CTRL + Backspace to
delete words at a time.

This keyboard shortcut will delete the entire word to the left
of your cursor in the ‘Find’ window and other places in one
keystroke, which means you no longer need to delete every
letter manually.

In another preview update, Microsoft is experimenting with a
new feature called “ViewDrivers” for the Device Manager.

This will allow you to quickly identify the drivers that are
using * .inf files with detailed information so that you can
better manage the updates for the driver and compare the
version correctly with the driver offered on the manufacturer’s
site.

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