New Features in Windows 7: Aero Shake and Aero Peek

Here is good news for Windows 7 users; Microsoft has introduced two new user experiences “Aero Shake” and “Aero Peek”. These features will satisfy the Windows users, who demanded flashier graphical user interface after the launch of Windows Aero GUI, and for interaction want Natural User Interface (NUI) model.

With Aero Shake you can quickly and instantly minimize all the non-active open windows by just shaking the application window and fives the power in your hand. When you want to bring the Desktop back to its previous state you just need to shake the windows again. To use Aero Shake for minimizing all inactive windows to taskbar you need to:

  • Just Click and Hold on the window’s title bar (that you want to work on).
  • Then move the window to left and right shaking it a few times.
  • This is one of the feature which supports movement of mouse.

For more on how Aero Shake works see the demo bellow:


Another technology by Windows 7 is “Aero Peek” a Superbar thumbnail preview; it allows users to quickly preview the Desktop by just using the mouse to hover over the absolutely right end of the taskbar, making all active and inactive windows transparent. It also support full screen view preview on desktop, by hovering the mouse over the taskbar button of any open window and making the other open windows temporarily hidden. With this a new graphical thumbnail appears, and the windows can be preview in a small glass frame. “Aero Peek” also allows users to pin program permanently to Taskbar, this will make a mini-Start Menus where all the pinned items or most common destination and most common task are placed, know as Jump Lists. For more details on the “Aero Peek” watch the demo bellow:


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