Disable the Windows 10 feature that minimizes all the opened windows (not Windows+D key)

How to remove the horrible Windows 10 hot corner feature that minimizes ALL windows and does not allow Windows+D to restore the opened Windows.  

I work on 6 monitors so when the applications that I have positioned and opened where I want.  Just by accidentally moving the mouse around, some times this happens and all windows minimize.  Then you have to pick thought he start menu to restore the items that you want to the screen.  Then are still running, just very annoying and time draining.
Bryan PivikAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
What hot corner? To me it sounds as if you accidentally use Aero Shake: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4417-enable-disable-aero-shake-windows-10-a.html Please note: Shaking the title bar again will restore all the minimized windows.
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Bill PrewCommented:
This utility allows disabling that feature, per the Hide the "Show Desktop" button option.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The corner on the right is a toggle. Click once and your apps minimize. Click again and the apps come back.

Then you have to pick thought he start menu to restore the items that you want to the screen.   <-- No need to do this.

I forget when this feature was added. V1703 I think. But it works fine.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
It is not a proper toggle. If you click it again the correct application does not always come back into focus
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes it is (by design) a proper toggle. Works fine and as designed by Microsoft.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
No, it is not. Test it with more than a few apps open
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Bill PrewCommented:
It may work as designed, but I'm with Shaun, the design is weak.  If I have a small number of windows open, say some Chrome, and Excel, and Outlook, and use it to clear the desktop then again to restore the desktop, it frequently brings a different window than the one that had focus previously to the top.  So if I was viewing an email before, after double toggle I'm not looking at a browser window that came to the top.  Might be what was intended, but I find it unhelpful.


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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You must not be knowledgeable. It is by design, confirmed and further confirmed at MVP summit.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
If you want John I can record a video showing that it doesn't but I am sure that will not convince you.

I can guarantee you that OP can confirm this behaviour too otherwise he would not have asked this question
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I just tested it now again and it works fine with any and all apps open.

So if not working for you, your machine has an issue.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Could be, but then again, I have more than Edge, Quickbooks and Outlook on my laptop
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It works with web browser, Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe and so on.

I do agree with you that it may not work for 100% of apps, but it is fine for what I do. I tend not to need it when in QuickBooks but I will try that sometime.

So it may work differently for some of us, but I do know the feature is a design.

Quite possibly it will be improved in a future version of Windows 10.
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Bryan PivikAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone for the comments and interest in this issue that has been driving me bat $h!t for way too long.  Have 32 GB of memory on my system and having so many applications opened and positioned where visible and efficient really sucks when it all minimize on you and then does not want to open again.   I figured out the exact reason for my insanity here.

The issue was Aero Shake and who ever came up with this feature is a complete idiot!  It can not be just one person that made this, so I am in believe that there is a specific team of idiots at Microsoft that developed this god awful feature just to drive me crazy!  Dragging windows from screen to screen can be interpreted as a "shake" if you are positioning the window.  Then, after minimized I would get up and scream at the wall and throw things that were close to me and not glued down.  So not knowing to shake the damn thing again, I would try to hit Windows + D in hope of opening the windows again.  Does not work at that point to restore.  Also if you change focus on the window, IE manually open one of the other windows you had open, then all of the window memory is lost for what is to be minimized or displayed.  The positioning of the windows is not lost lost in the process, just a few minutes of my life and anyone else's zen that was unfortunately close to me when the issue happens again.
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Bryan PivikAuthor Commented:
McKnife you are the man! Thank you kindly for identify this horrible feature.  So difficult to search for such a feature, that the gesture that enables the horrible feature is not identifiable, and I have no idea on what is doing it!  Also working on a desktop with no touch, so was not thinking about a wiggling a windows bar could be so annoying.  I was thinking it was even a feature of my video card manager which I have fully reinstalled cleanly.

The MS Idiot team should have their car keys distributed though the office EVERY DAY to a new "optimized" location of the staff's choice!  Then, when they want to go home all they have to do is find the keys with out being able ask anyone. Because really, why would they want to know where their keys are when the staff conveniently placed them in an optimized location for their benefit and then disregarded to tell you about the location or WHY IT WAS DONE IN THE FIRST PLACE !!!!!

What a completely stupid feature!  Thank you again for restoring peace in my desktop :)
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