Windows 7: How to use Aero Shake, Aero Snap and Aero Peek

Aero Shake, Aero Snap and Aero Peek are new features of Windows 7. These user interface features are few of the reasons why you should try Microsoft's newest operating system.

Windows 7
Before we proceed, we would like to give you a little information as to what the AERO is. It stands for "Authentic, Energetic, Reflective and Open". Aero was first introduced in Windows Vista as a general user interface (GUI) that offers the glass effect on Vista windows.

Now it has been improved in Windows 7. And just in case you are not familiar with Aero Shake, Aero Snap and Aero Peek in Windows 7 yet, here's a guide on how to use them:

Aero Shake
  • Just hold and shake a window, or quickly drag it back and forth, and all the other windows will be minimized. Shaking it again will restore them back.
Aero Snap
  • Just click and drag a window to the right or left side of the desktop and it will fill half of the screen.
  • Snap a window to the top of the desktop and it will be maximized.
  • Dragging a window to touch the top or bottom edge of the screen maximizes it to full height while retaining its width; or pull it off and the window returns to its original height.
Aero Peek
  • Just hover over a taskbar icon and a thumbnail of that program will be shown. Hover over the thumbnail to preview that program in full view.
More Windows 7 tutorials are coming up as we explore it even further.

To download Windows 7 click here.