Thursday, September 3, 2015

Disable Aero Shake, Win 7; All Windows Automagically Minimizing

Disable Aero Shake in Windows 7

One of the interesting new features in Windows 7 is the way you can grab a window by the title bar and “shake” it back and forth to minimize everything else. It’s a fun feature, but just in case you want to disable it we’ve got the solution for you.
Disable Aero Shake Manual Registry Hack
Open up regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then navigate down to the following key:
Once you are there, right-click on the Windows key and create a new key called Explorer.
Disable Aero Shake Regedit
Now right-click on the right-hand side, create a new 32-bit DWORD with the following settings:
  • Name: NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts
  • Value: 1
Disable Aero Shake Regedit
Once you’ve created this, you should log off and back on for the change to take effect.
Downloadable Registry Hack
Simply download, extract, and double-click on DisableAeroShake.reg to enter the information into the registry. To re-enable use the other file.

Prevent RDC from Logging Out Your Active Session When Logging In from Another Box

Credit: Brian Trexler

"I think I found the incredibly annoying setting that logs you out (and closes your active work) when disconnecting a Remote Desktop Session on Windows 7!  I’ve been determined to slay this dragon.

I’m going to keep an eye on this to ensure it sticks and never logs me out.  Let me know what you guys find.

Here is the maximum setting for “MaxDisconnectionTime”…"

Back up the registry, navigate to:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\  

Change (decimal) value for MaxDisconnectionTime to 4294967295