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Often when I move a window all other windows are minimize

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    Occasionally I move a window the rest are minimize


    This is most annoying! It seems to be happening more often. I have not been able to figure out what is triggering this. I have 2 monitors and thought that moving between the 2 somehow triggered it or touching a boarder. When I have tried to recreate of course nothing happens. Has anyone experienced this?

    I was able to get the windows back twice by immediately moving that window fast and bobbing it to the extents of both screens top to bottom and side to side.

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    Florida, USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    Windows has a mode called Aero Shake that minimizes all Windows except the one you are using.

    It happens if you move the mouse rapidly while holding on the current window.

    Shake - Microsoft Windows

    It can be disabled.

    Aero Shake - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Thank you pbcopter for the replay and how to disable it. I have a tremor which is probably why this is happening.
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    Florida, USA
    Posts : 141
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    You're welcome. Glad to have helped.

    Happy New Year!
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    And a Happy New Year to you!
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