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Shake Effect

Shake Effect

Description: Shakes the element multiple times, vertically or horizontally.

  • shake

    • direction (default: "left")
      Type: String
      A value of "left" or "right" will shake the element horizontally, and a value of "up" or "down" will shake the element vertically. The value specifies which direction the element should move along the axis for the first step of the effect.
    • distance (default: 20)
      Type: Number
      Distance to shake.
    • times (default: 3)
      Type: Integer
      Times to shake.


Shake a div.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>shake demo</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
  #toggle {
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    background: #ccc;
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.js"></script>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<p>Click anywhere to shake the box.</p>
<div id="toggle"></div>
$( document ).click(function() {
  $( "#toggle" ).effect( "shake" );


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