Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Shake is a feature introduced in Windows 7 that allows the user to focus on one open window. If you have more than one window open, instead of minimizing them individually, click and hold on an empty portion of the title bar and shake your mouse. If done correctly, all other windows are minimized. Shake the window again and the minimized windows will all reappear.

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