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Taskbar application preview does not appear over the active program

Question: Taskbar application preview does not appear over the active program

Hello, this is my first time using this forum so I apologize if I do something wrong.

So normally, whenever I hover my mouse over a program located on the taskbar, I get a preview screen showing what is currently being viewed on that program. I can still get that, however, it never shows itself above the active program (last program I've clicked).

This happens with each and every program I have opened and tried. I tested the method of having the active program sitting in a place where it would only slightly conceal the preview (not maximized). Then having inactive programs (I've clicked on something else besides them last) behind the active one and the preview. Then I can see that that the preview will cover all inactive programs but the active program will still cover the preview.

I hope I've detailed what's happening well enough. I don't remember when this first started happening but I do know that it is not supposed to function like this. The preview should always be visible and on top no matter if there are active programs or not.

I also tried to get a picture of it happening, but it's kinda hard to take a picture of something that requires the active program to not hide itself (like snipping tool does).

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hello there im Windows 7 user ever since its officially released and im happy with it..anyway anyone knows the how to maintain the preview taskbar like when you press [WINDOWS]+T you'll see those small preview windows on active taskbars but i want to know if there's a way how to maintain its preview? like i can surf into internet while my Window Media Center playing a movie and always on active at taskbar preview feature?

sorry for my bad English by the way..

Answer:how to preview taskbar always active?

Hello Kentucky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but a taskbar icon must have the focus remain on it to see it's thumbnail preview. If you change the focus to something else, the thumbnail preview will stop.

You might consider having the Windows Media Center window set to a smaller size and moved to a corner of your screen, then have your browser window opened at another part of the screen. This way you could have both opened and viewable at the same time.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, recently I installed latest Windows 8.1 update (Update 1/Spring update), and later latest Beta Nvidia driver. After that, an strange problem showed up, which is annoying and hard to explain (especially with my poor English ). I recorded a video which represents it (look at the thumbnail 'hiding' under the previewed application )


I'm using UxStyle and this theme: Windows 8.1 White Titlebar Dark theme by x0lis on deviantART
I tried:
Uninstalling UxStyle and themeInstalling 'normal' Nvidia driverDoing sfc /scannow but it didn't find anything particular (something about prncacla.inf, but I don't think that this causes this problem)Scanning system with antivirus (KIS 2014)Turning off and on option 'Enable preview' in Advanced setting -> PerformanceChanging theme to otherSearching about this in Google and this forum, but I didn't find anything similar
but nothing worked.
Well I didn't tried uninstalling Update 1, but I would like to avoid that. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong?

Answer:Windows 8.1 Problem with application preview from taskbar

Aero Peek is what you are talking about. Your problem is with the third party software for the theme.

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Until recently, whenever I opened a program by clicking on the program icon pinned to the taskbar, that icon was replaced by the active program button. This is the behavior I want in order to keep the taskbar uncluttered. However, I recently mistakenly unpinned an icon for Mozilla Thunderbird and after re-pinning the program start icon, now the active program button appears in addition to the startup icon rather than replacing it. I have pinned and unpinned the program several times, and even after a restart of the machine, the same result persists. The problem seems to be limited to Thunderbird, at least in my limited research.

If I pin other new programs to the taskbar, the expected replacement behavior occurs, even after un-pinning and re-pinning, e.g for Microsoft Word.

If I un-pin and re-pin programs that have been pinned to the taskbar from before the time this issue occurred with Thunderbird, the expected replacement behavior occurs, e.g Mozilla Firefox

Answer:Program icon pinned to taskbar not replaced by active program button

I had a similar problem. Try to re-install the program (Thunderbird)

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I have about 10 programs Pinned to my Taskbar, but when i'm working at speed i keep clicking the wrong ones due to some of the Icons being quite alike

The programs that are active highlight these buttons by making it slightly white in one corner, is there any way to change the appearance of the buttons on the Taskbar when it is in use? So the ones that are 'active' have a bright red background or something so they stand out more ? it would be such a help!

Answer:Highlight Active Program Button on Taskbar

Welcome to Seven Forums zhunter71. Have a look at this thread, there are several msstyles in it that should serve your purpose.

Solved - active and inactive windows too similar in Aero

A Guy

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When I have any programs open that have gone to the taskbar because another program opened... How do I get any of those programs to activate again from taskbar?
This has driven me nuts since I got Win 10.
I click on the program icon on taskbar, and nothing happens. Only way I can get program active again is to right click, and start another instance of it.
I hope I'm making this clear. Cuz I really want to know how to get around this.
Thanks

Answer:active programs on taskbar - how do you make them 'active' again

See if this tutorial can hep...................
How to Clear and Reset the Thumbnail Cache in Windows 10
Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset in Windows 10

Please use Option Two.
It's easiest and fastest.

And, just in case................
How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 10
Icon Cache - Rebuild in Windows 10

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When I have any programs open that have gone to the taskbar because another program opened... How do I get any of those programs to activate again from taskbar?
This has driven me nuts since I got Win 10.
I click on the program icon on taskbar, and nothing happens. Only way I can get program active again is to right click, and start another instance of it.
I hope I'm making this clear. Cuz I really want to know how to get around this.
Thanks

Answer:active programs on taskbar - how do you make them 'active' again

See if this tutorial can hep...................
How to Clear and Reset the Thumbnail Cache in Windows 10
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

Please use Option Two.
It's easiest and fastest.

And, just in case................
How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 10
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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How do I active to cortana for windows 10 preview ?

Answer:How do I active to cortana for windows 10 preview ?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question How do I active to cortana for windows 10 preview ? It's dependent on which country you are in as the list of countries that cortana can work in is limited to about a dozen or so

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Question: Taskbar Preview

Hi I just updated my computer to Windows 7 and unlike Vista I can't seem to turn off the preview thing. Anyway I was looking for a way to do this online and I saw where someone said you can uncheck the enable windows composition and I did that. Well it didn't fix the problem just messed everything else up. I find it hard to believe the only way to get rid of this thing is to go into the registry files and edit the delay time. Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Taskbar Preview

Click on Start button and type GPEdit.msc in Instant Search text box, then hit Enter.
Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar in left pane of Local Group Policy Editor.
Locate and double click on Turn off taskbar thumbnails in right pane of Local Group Policy editor.
Select Enabled radio button.
Click OK to make the change effective.
Logoff and logon again or restart computer if needed.
To re-enable Taskbar preview feature in Windows 7, just set the value to Disabled or Not Configured.

 

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Question: Taskbar Preview

I was wondering if anyone knows how to arrange the preview windows. For example, if I have 5 Firefox windows open I want to change the order left to right that they are shown. I can't seem to rearrange them like I can with the main taskbar buttons.

I got used to being able to do this with a taskbar addon I used in Windows XP.

Anyone have native way to do it with the new Windows 7 taskbar? If not, does anyone know a program or registry change that will allow this?

Answer:Taskbar Preview

Nobody has any ideas?

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Question: Taskbar Preview

When I hover the mouse over taskbar windows and it pops up a preview of all the windows, sometimes it get stuck and then it doesn't disappear. I had to log off and log in again for it to go away. Ever happened to you?

Answer:Taskbar Preview

Is your video driver up-to-date?
Have you tried reinstalling it (maybe it installed incorrectly)?

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Question: taskbar preview

I've been using my taskbar to hover over the icon for a preview of an open window. Then when I hover over the actual preview, I was getting a screen size view of the window that I could read. Somehow I lost that function. I can still hover over the icon and get a small preview, but when I hover over the preview, it no longer gives me a screen size view. Anyone know where I can enable this function again? Thanks!

Larry

Answer:taskbar preview

Hello Larry, and welcome to Ten Forums.

This would be the taskbar thumbnail live preview. Check using the tutorial below to see if you still have the default delay time set. If not, change it to the default time to see if that may help.

Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview - Change Delay Time - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi,
I clicked on something in show hidden icons task bar that caused a preview of open applications to appear in the right side bar area of the screen in the gadgets area.
If I rt click it the options are:
Always show this process
Always on top
Opacity
Process
Minimize Window
Close window - this closes the application

I don't want this and I need help in deactivating it
Thanks
Frank C
Windows 10 Hp Envy

Answer:Application preview

I got rid of it:
Rt click sidebar > Select options > Click View Tab > untick Show Window-Manager

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My problem's a little unique from the issues others are having. I'm trying to get Aero Peek to turn off such that when I roll over the taskbar, the contents of every single IE page open don't flash up, engulfing the screen when I have a lot of web sites open. I typically have 4 IE pages running (and one Firefox), with 7-10 tabs open on each instance. Every other taskbar element (including Firefox) just shows the upmost tab, but IE shows all the tabs open in all IE pages. Blots out the screen when I roll on the taskbar.

I ran the download for disabling Aero Peek, and sure enough, that got the grayed-out checkbox to go from checked to unchecked in the taskbar/start menu properties, but Aero Peek is still operating. Ran it again, rebooted, and even waited a day, to no avail. Peek is also unchecked/grayed out in the show desktop square. I also have all the animating/fading visual effects turned off in performance options (top 6 boxes).

Any other possibilities, or am I mistaken that this screen-hogging behavior is an Aero Peek feature?

Answer:Taskbar preview issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rudy


My problem's a little unique from the issues others are having. I'm trying to get Aero Peek to turn off such that when I roll over the taskbar, the contents of every single IE page open don't flash up, engulfing the screen when I have a lot of web sites open. I typically have 4 IE pages running (and one Firefox), with 7-10 tabs open on each instance. Every other taskbar element (including Firefox) just shows the upmost tab, but IE shows all the tabs open in all IE pages. Blots out the screen when I roll on the taskbar.

I ran the download for disabling Aero Peek, and sure enough, that got the grayed-out checkbox to go from checked to unchecked in the taskbar/start menu properties, but Aero Peek is still operating. Ran it again, rebooted, and even waited a day, to no avail. Peek is also unchecked/grayed out in the show desktop square.

Any other possibilities, or am I mistaken that this screen-hogging behavior is an Aero Peek feature?



That is odd, but once aero peak is disabled (unticked), you should no longer get the popups in full size at least. You should still get the little popup previews though. Also check in the "performance/visual effects area to see what effects there may help on or off.

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To enable the taskbar preview I have been told to open taskbar properties and I would find what to click to enable taskbar preview when I hover the mouse over icon. I thought I would ask for help on this issue. I have tried and cannot find the answer. During chat session w/ McAfee, CSR could not do it either
Posted on wrong forum before. I am definitely a beginner!

Answer:taskbar preview - lost it

Have posted a response to the query you posted in the Networking forum.

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Hey everyone, a little new around here, wondering if you can help me with a problem. I already wrote this out once buy my browser crashed, so I am going to write a condensed version.

Replaced my motherboard recently when it died. Installed windows 7 and my taskbar and alt+tab started acting like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onk6y_55SU8 Tried multiple solutions from google and none worked, also tried the solution from that video and none worked. Reformated and reinstalled windows 7, and it is still acting the same way. Anyone have a similar problem that they have solved. I can still use windows for the most part but not having the taskbar preview is a real pain.
 

Answer:Taskbar preview and alt+tab flicker

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i manage to turn off the aero peek but can find the way to get rid of this


it takes life 5s to disappear after i moved my cursor out from the taskbar and case lag when i play windowed game.

Answer:how to disable the taskbar preview?

Have a look at this tutorial....

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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The feature which lets users preview open windows by moving the cursor over the taskbar buttons, is there a way to disable this feature, even though it is a rather useful feature but if it gets too annoying I would like to disable it sometime?

Answer:Taskbar Windows Preview

Disable desktop composition

Visual Effects Settings - Change

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im wondering if fire fox has an addon that when firefox windows are in the taskbar that when you mouse over them a preview comes out just like in the tab preview addon. i know that windows 7 has this under the name Live Taskbar Previews.

Answer:taskbar window preview

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Originally Posted by wilfredo


im wondering if fire fox has an addon that when firefox windows are in the taskbar that when you mouse over them a preview comes out just like in the tab preview addon. i know that windows 7 has this under the name Live Taskbar Previews.




Yes wilfredo, it's a Windows 7 function and (last I heard) to get it to work with Firefox, Mozilla would have to work on the API to enable the preview function to work in Firefox. As far as I'm aware, there is no add-on that can achieve that.

Here's a good 'debate' on it! The sideshow is as good as the question!

Firefox 3.6 (Namoroka) has this ability (preview from taskbar) I believe but I'm not sure if it is actually functional right now. Go to mozilla.org and search around. You can download and use Namoroka like Firefox but it has to be stressed it is not the finished product. It is very much work-in-progress and is liable to crash and corrupt data. It may not, but be warned, it could!

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I had some trouble with projecting my monitor to my TV, which I've sorted thanks to John Galt. Since fiddling with my drivers I have a different issue. Nothing is wrong but when I mouse over to the task bar, to the browser icon, I don't get the small screen previews like I did when I first installed Windows 7. They just stack up with written info like with XP.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Preview Display In Taskbar

Hello Geek Wannabee,

How many tabs do you have open in Internet Explorer at the time? If you have a lot open, then you run out of room for the thumbnail previews and it places them in a jump list instead until you close more tabs and they can fit again. Do your other items on the taskbar have preview thumbnails for them when they are open?

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Im just wondering if anyone knows of a way to make the taskbar preview work by only mousing over the tab on the taskbar, so you dont have to mouse over the thumbnail. I made the thumbnail take forever to appear cause it was anoying me for specific reasons. I want it to be like in this picture I made:
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/4...barpreview.jpg

If anyone has an Idea please let me know, as far as I can tell from searching all over the internet is that no one has done this yet. I think most people are content with the combined tabs, I myself am not.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Taskbar (-thumbnail) Preview

Hello Kookster and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but I do not believe that it is possible to have taskbar live thumbnail previews done that way instead of from the thumbnail.

You can change the delay time for it tp speed it up though.

Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview - Change Delay Time

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I have just downloaded the beta and when I hover my cursor over the taskbar I only get a text preview with no pictorial preview.

Also, even after clicking "enable desktop preview" I get no such preview.

It seems as if Aero is not activated, but I am using the Windows theme.

I suspect its an issue with my computer specs, but its got a 1.6ghz Celeron processor with 512 mb ram. (Its a a 2007 Dell Inspiron B130).

I was under the impression that the Aero features should work on this laptop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Konrad

Answer:Don't have taskbar picture preview!

Hello Konrad,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

It may be that you need more ram or it could be that your graphics card doesn't support Aero.

If you click on the 'My System Specs' link at the bottom left of one of your posts and then click on Update, you can fill in everything you can about your system. That would help us answer your questions easier and you don't have to keep typing the info into each post.

Gary

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I have a question about the windows 7 task bar . I took a screen shot to help with the diagnosis. Anyway, whenever I hover over an icon on the left side of the taskbar, any windows I have open , whether its one or many, will be shown as preview windows. I want to know where to go to disable it.



Thanks

Answer:Taskbar Icon Preview

Hello jailbirdslanger,

The tutorial below can help show you how to disable taskbar thumbnail previews.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

I have a question.

You know when you mouseover the icons on the taskbar, the window previews pop up. In some programs such as Opera or IE, we can use these to select different tabs without first opening the window.



My question is, is there a way to decrease the delay of these previews being shown after the mouseover? I think no delay will make them more practical to use.

Answer:Taskbar preview delay

Yes there is,

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Change Delay Time

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Hi:
When i attempt to send a win xp fax in ms word or corel wp, i select the printer labeled "fax" & follow the prompts until i come to the "preview" button. When i press "preview," the word processing application just hangs & i get an error msg that the it has to close.

Several days ago, when i attempted to fax a ms word document, pressing "preview" gave me a distorted, garbled, image. I figured that an image freeware application i recently upgraded & have been using for years might be the problem. It was called "irfanview" & i've been using it for years & am very satisfied with it. However, after the upgrade it "took over" all my image displays. This was not really a problem but it even conveted my "avi" files to an irfanview type & my windows media player would not play them. I was still not too concerned figuring i can always change the connection, but when i encountered the fax prob the other day i thought it might be caused by irfanview. I removed irfaview using add-remove etc & now the prob has morphed to the "preview freeze" prob mentioned above.

What could be causing this?

Help?

Ron
 

Answer:xp fax preview crashes application

Forgot to mention: i removed & reinstalled ms fax. no change
 

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I bought a HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 which came with Windows 8. My problem is that in both Windows 8 and 8.1 when I have a program open, something is interrupting the program. The title at the top of the program dims showing it's not the active program for about half a second before resuming. It does this all the time and interferes when I try to type anything. I have not figured out what the problem is. I thought at first it was 8.1 so reverted to windows 8 and then reinstalled the entire system. It still happens. I cannot figure out what is causing the interference. Someone suggested it might be a compatibility issue with Windows 8 and 3rd party programs.

Answer:background program or service interrupts active program

Please download MiniToolBox from here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/ and run it with the following boxes checked:
 
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
 
List Installed Programs
 
List Users, Partitions, and Memory size
 
Copy the resulting log and paste into a reply here.

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When I have multiple windows open (VB, Winamp, Solid Works, Firefox....), how can I set the active focus to a specific instance of one of these non-VB windows?
 

Answer:VB6 - How Can I Set an Active Application

This should get you started

http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/V...eBar_Focus_Sample_zip_cActiveTitleBar_cls.asp
 

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What i mean is when i move the mouse cursor over an app window in taskbar if it's a game in the passed i saw the game running/playing in the small window of the app or if it's a program. Now i need to click on it and enter to it to see what is going on with it.

Now the problem is only with battlefield bad company 2 when the game is running in the background instead clicking on it's icon to enter it and see what is going i want that when i move the mouse cursor over it it should show me in the small window the game. But instead i see only white small window.

Answer:Why apps in taskbar not showing preview ?

Hello @Chocolade, open control panel go to system, then advanced system settings. Click on the settings tab under performance, and make sure animations in the taskbar is checked.

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Hi,There is a feature into WIN 7 which I cannot disable. I do not want to see a tab preview each time I place my pointer to a tab which is located at my taskbar. I tried to disable the check box from my Taskbar and Start Menu Properties > Taskbar> Preview desktop with Aero Peek, but the check box is already unchecked and disable!I also found a tutorial at: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/83 ... n-off.html and I tried ALL OPTIONS without any positive result!Lastly in order to disable Aero Peek I have download the last option NUMBER FOUR from this toutorial as follows:To Disable Aero Peek -A) Click on the Download button below to download the Disabled_Aero_Peek.zip file.3. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.4. Open the .zip file and extract the .reg file to the desktop.5. Right click the .reg file (On Desktop) and click on Merge.6. Click on Run, Yes, and OK when prompted.7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer.8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg and .zip files on the desktop if you like.BUT STILL NOTHING!!!

Answer:How to disable the taskbar tab preview in Win7

What you want to disable is "thumbnails". Follow the tutorial here using gpedit.msc http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/118399-t...le-disable.html

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When I hover over a window in the taskbar, I only see words instead of a picture of the window; and I would like to change that. I have changed to an Aero Theme etc, but nothing is happening. I don't think I'm an admin on my computer. Please explain answers in layman's terms, I know nothing about computers.

Answer:Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Disabled

Oh, nvm, I fixed it.

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I know this has already asked/posted but it needs to be posted again/dealt with...

I've been trying to find a way to disable/remove the taskbar thumbnail preview in Windows 7. I've google searched to death lookin for a way how but nothing.

I'm aware that there is the option to do so in gpedit.msc and in regedit (hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\Windows\DWM where it says enableaeropeek change value to 0, but i assure u those methods do not work.

any help/info would be greatly appreciated

Answer:How Can I Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview?

I don't think a way has been found yet, I'm assuming you've read this thread already?

Unable to turn off Taskbar Thumbnail

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Hi,

I noticed a delay if you hover your mouse over the taskbar previews and then move the mouse away without selecting anything--the previews take a while to minimize. Does anyone know how to change the delay time?

It seems like there would be a registry value that would speed this up, since there's one for the taskbar preview delay time, but I haven't found anything.
Thanks for your help!

Answer:Change delay AFTER taskbar preview?

Having the same problem here, I know this is an old thread but it hasn't been solved and even extensive searches courtesy of google are still failing to resolve this for me

Is there anybody out there who knows this trick (most likely a regedit one?)

Many Thanks,
Chris

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So basically what I'm asking is: Is it possible to have the live preview of WMP in the taskbar stay up showing the video even when I hover the mouse out? That would allow me to work on any application while watching video....Now I know another work-around is to scale the WMP window down to a small size, keep it on top, and move it down to the taskbar area, but it's tedious and not very neat... If the live preview window had a pin that indicated you get pin and un-pin it, that would be neater.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Is there a way to pin the live preview window of the taskbar?

Well, there's a tool that can help:http://cid-699b04b3195ba439.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/VistaThumbnailWindow.exeThe file is uploaded in my skydrive.ATTENTION! The program is free but it's in Chinese (Knowing another language is always helpful).To use this software, the following steps may help:1. Run this Software2. Active the window of which you would like to show the thumbnail all the time.3. Press "Alt"+"P"4. The thumbnail will be locked on your screen.(Press the "X" on the left to close the thumbnail.)All the thumbnails will be disabled after you minimize them except Windows Media Player.

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Why does the taskbar preview only work for Microsoft Programs? Why doesnt it work for Firefox (multiple tabs), or any other non-microsoft related software?

Answer:taskbar preview for only Microsoft software

Your system has a fault. WRONG

The preview works for all of my software. Even videos playing in a VBox VM.

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Anyone know how to restore the taskbar thumbnail preview that was in IE8? I have the setting for "Show previews for individual tabs in the taskbar" set, but it only shows text when you hover over the IE icon in the taskbar, not the thumbnail view I prefer from IE8.
Is this anything to do with the Windows7 Aero settings?

Answer:Restore taskbar thumbnail preview that was in IE8?

Hello Andy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you would have to be using a Aero theme to have thumbnail previews of the icons for opened windows on the taskbar.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

In addition, you might also check the tutorial below to see what your list mode threshold limit is set at. If to low, this would display a list instead of thumbnail view as well.

Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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In my windows 7, if I open multiple explorer windows and if all are minimized, hovering mouse on task bar does not show the preview. The preview shows only for 1 second and then it vanishes. Any Solution? Thanks in advanced.

Answer:Windows 7 taskbar preview not working

Welcome to our forum Ajmol Ahmad.

Here is a tutorial by Brink that just might help you.
Also look at the bottom of the page for other suggestions.
Mouse Hover Time - Change
How to Speed up the Menu Show Delay Time in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
How to Enable or Disable Windows 7 Pop-up Descriptions
How to Change Start Menu Descriptive Text Pop-up Information in Vista and Windows 7
How to Change the Windows 7 Aero Peek Mouse Hover Delay Time to Preview Desktop
How to Change How Long Windows 7 Notifications Stay Open
How to Change the Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview Delay Time
How to Change Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Previews Display Delay Time

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I'm OK with the different look of 7/8/10, but I really miss the XP feature of seeing essentially the contents of the open browser tab mirrored in the taskbar icon. Is there any way to get that functionality in Win 10?

Thanks!

Answer:Browser tab preview in taskbar icon?

Hi @CTPhil welcome to tenforums.com!

Right click on your taskbar, choose Properties, on the 'Taskbar' tab, drop the menu down beside "Taskbar buttons" and choose 'Never combine', click Apply and OK.

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I'm OK with the different look of 7/8/10, but I really miss the XP feature of seeing essentially the contents of the open browser tab mirrored in the taskbar icon. Is there any way to get that functionality in Win 10?

Thanks!

Answer:Browser tab preview in taskbar icon?

Hi @CTPhil welcome to tenforums.com!

Right click on your taskbar, choose Properties, on the 'Taskbar' tab, drop the menu down beside "Taskbar buttons" and choose 'Never combine', click Apply and OK.

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Hi all,

I run Windows 7 on a old laptop, so enable aero is not possible. I want to know if there is a software to enable the thumbnails on the taskbar with aero basic theme.

I've tried Visual tool tips & Visual task tips but both don't works with Windows 7

thanks for your help

Answer:Taskbar preview thumbnail with seven basic ?

No software that will enable certain Aero features, but try enabling Aero.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rd.html?filter

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To enable the taskbar preview I have been told to open taskbar properties and I would find what to click to enable taskbar preview when I hover the mouse over icon. I thought I would ask for help on this issue. I have tried and cannot find the answer. During chat session w/ McAfee, CSR could not do it either.

Answer:Why can't I change my taskbar back to preview???

Are you using Windows 7 Aero? If so, have you tried this Aero troubleshooter?

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I just reformatted my PC and for some reason the program preview on the taskbar (when you hover the mouse over an open program) is not working.

It will occasionally work for about 10 minutes then will suddenly stop.

Any fixes please?

Answer:W7 taskbar icon preview not working

Firstly make sure your graphics drivers are installed and up to date, and make sure you are running an aero theme.Then try the aero troubleshooter - Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\DisplayAeroDesktopEffects

Danny

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Hey guys,

I'm wondering if there is a way to disable the image preview of your windows in your taskbar. For example, if I hover my mouse over MSN, it will show up all my MSN conversations in small windows above my taskbar, which I find highly annoying and useless at times and want to disable it.

I have googled it and tried several solutions/workarounds, but none of them work. There is one option that actually lets you disable it, but it also says it is a Vista only feature. Why have the option in Windows 7 if it's Vista exclusive?

Help to "fix" this would be highly appreciated.

Best regards,

Teemu

Answer:Preview taskbar enable/disable

There's a tutorial on this. Here.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable[2]=Taskbar%20Start%20Menu

mac

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I'm currently on version 1703, is it possible to change those little thumbnails for each opened program?

Answer:Change taskbar preview size?

Hello dfg555,

You should be able to use the same method in the tutorial below for Windows 10 as well to change the size of taskbar thumbnail previews.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Change Size - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi Guys

I'm sure many of you would know what I am talking about. In Windows 7 when you minimize a window, it gets down onto the taskbar. But if you HOVER over it, it'll show you a little preview of the content of that particular window.

How do I stop that from happening ?

Thanks

Answer:The taskbar Preview of Minimized Windows

Hello Ciwan,

These would be the taskbar thumbnail previews. You can use this to disable them.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey, I'm having a slight problem with my newly installed windows 7. At first, I was able to use the page preview function on the taskbar for my programs. However, it now won't display the previews of the programs that are already open in complete page format. Instead, it will only show the name of the program or website, just like in vista. So, I don't know if it is a registry error or not. But, could someone tell how to solve this problem?

Answer:Unable to use page preview in taskbar

It sounds like Aero is turned off.Run through this and see if it helps:http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/13/h...able-aero-peek/

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What i mean is when i move the mouse cursor over an app window in taskbar if it's a game in the passed i saw the game running/playing in the small window of the app or if it's a program. Now i need to click on it and enter to it to see what is going on with it.

Now the problem is only with battlefield bad company 2 when the game is running in the background instead clicking on it's icon to enter it and see what is going i want that when i move the mouse cursor over it it should show me in the small window the game. But instead i see only white small window.

Answer:Why apps in taskbar not showing preview ?

Hello @Chocolade, open control panel go to system, then advanced system settings. Click on the settings tab under performance, and make sure animations in the taskbar is checked.

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I've searched all over the internet for a solution to this, but nothing I've tried has worked, so I decided to see if someone here at the [H] could offer some suggestions.

I just recently set up my nVidia Surround with 460's in SLI using 3 ASUS VW224U monitors. Everything went relatively smoothly, except I now have a strange problem. My taskbar preview stopped working. If I have several windows open, and I hover my mouse over the icon on the taskbar, I get small icons and the name of the window instead of the usual preview pane. All my other aero functions still work correctly, like the desktop peek on the lower right of the screen and Alt-Tab switching.

I've tried numerous solutions, like updating the Windows Experience index (only have 5.9 due to my hard drives, with everything else being 7.5+), and disabling the "Turn off taskbar thumbnails" setting in gpedit.msc. All to no avail.

Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution? Or can anyone offer some suggestions to try and fix this? The preview feature is one of the very few features I actually make frequent use of in Windows 7, so this is actually quite annoying.
 

Answer:Windows 7 x64 taskbar preview disabled

Try this.

Go back to gpedit and ensure turn off taskbar is disabled, go back to not configured then apply

Right click, personalize, under aero theme, click Windows 7 (allow it to put the computer back to default)

Hit start, type in 'adjust appearance and performance' and click that. Make sure "let windows choose" is selected.

Check the thumbnails.
 

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I'm OK with the different look of 7/8/10, but I really miss the XP feature of seeing essentially the contents of the open browser tab mirrored in the taskbar icon. Is there any way to get that functionality in Win 10?

Thanks!

Answer:Browser tab preview in taskbar icon?

Hi @CTPhil welcome to tenforums.com!

Right click on your taskbar, choose Properties, on the 'Taskbar' tab, drop the menu down beside "Taskbar buttons" and choose 'Never combine', click Apply and OK.

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I like the idea of showing little live thumbnail when you hove over a item on your taskbar and i was wondering if there is a way of changing it so that it would stay as a preview when my mouse isnt over it.

Answer:Taskbar permanent preview of window

Better late than never I guess : OnTopReplica - Home

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When clicking a program in start menu it shows in the taskbar and I need to click the taskbar to see the programs window.
Very irritating. Is there a way to change some setting so when I click to start it just opens .
After all I wouldn't have clicked if I didn't want to see it.

Answer:new program shows in taskbar and need to click taskbar to see it

Welcome to the Ten forum.

Check to see what options are available in program. Sometimes they call this settings or tool. Check to see if program has an option to open minimized. Alter this setting.

I know if it a Shortcut on desktop if you right click and look at properties there is a tab labelled "Shortcut" ___ Within that tab is option labelled "run" and you can choose window size. I wonder if you created shortcut and set this to Normal window and then tried from Start menu if it would remember its last state.

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Hi,

I have tried some of the registry cleaners and Taskbar Plus but none of these solve the problem.

I am running XP SP2.

Joel

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Hi there. Im Kevin.

This problem has been looked at already quite a bit but none have so far been able to help me.

I recently noticed that I could not see any windows in my taskbar and alt+tab has been a life saver for a day now. im on xp pro btw.

i am strongly considering reformatting as I have everything on CD and I could have the problem fixed in a couple hours. But I think I would rather learn how to fix the problem then just run away from it.

I did a trojan scan with some program that I dont really know how good it was. And althought it said no trojans were on my comp it did flag listening port 5000 and something about sockets de troie, blazer 5.

Next I got a copy of NAV 2003 pro and it told me I had 2 viruses and only one could be fixed (W32.HLLP.HANDY) and the other could not be fixed. The other was called W32.IRCBOT.GEN, and it was attached to the un-needed file kernel32.exe, which i stopped in the processes screen and deleted. I have since done a full scan with NAV and come up clean and an active scan with Panda which also came up clean.

I did not accept any e-cards lately so it is not that PMEDIA FriendGreetings.com bug. To be safe I also searched for OTMS.exe aswell as winsrv/winsrv.reg etc.

So I know i have a virus clean system, but still active programs do NOT show up.

Also I have noticed in the past 2 days or so that my e-mail account has been bombarded with about 20-30 emails. Most of which are from mail-daemons saying the message could not be sent (i d... Read more

Answer:active programs not in taskbar!!

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my friend had a problem where she could not see active running programs listed on the taskbar.

I think she did some tingling around. she told me first she lost her taskbar (lol) somewhere (probably just moved it to some place else).

now the taskbar is back and looks like normal. but when a running program is minimized it is not listed in the taskbar.

I did not get a chance to see her computer, so I don't get much of the picture. anyone has any ideas?
 

Answer:active programs on taskbar.

Sounds like the taskbar is still messed up.

Go here to run the tool to fix it:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 

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Ever since i went to Window7, i can't tell which window is active when i glance at the task bar. All of the window icons are clear, which makes it almost impossible to tell which one is active.

Does anyone know how i can change the settings or something so that i can tell which window is active. Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:how to be able to see the active Window in the Taskbar

Hello Popwindow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The icon that is more frosted over than the others will be the active window.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Under WinXP I have CNC machine application program and I want to know how much time my customer using it

Answer:How to Log application active time?

Maybe this will help.NTLasthttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...http://www.foundstone.com/us/resour...log usage CNC machine application programhttp://tinyurl.com/6e8o277

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There is definitely something wrong. When I am typing in one application it will intermittently stop working, and i'll have to click on it to continue working. Also I sometimes see a small Internet Explorer window pop up and disappear in the upper left corner of the screen. It happens to fast for me to see what it is. Here is my startuplist, anyone have some advice?

StartupList report, 12/28/2007, 11:25:02 AM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\DOCUME~1\HOWARD~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for HiJackThis.zip\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Hey everybody,

i hope you guys will help me solving this annoying issue:

when i hover the mouse over the taskbar icons the preview of an open file pops up, but only a fraction of a second. normally the preview used to stay open as long as i point the cursor on it. as the preview vanishes immediately i cannot switch between open files anymore by using this taskbar preview feature. i recognized two more things that maybe belong to together with my dexcribed problem: the pop-up description of a file vanishes also too quickly. with pop-up description i mean that tiny box that shows up when i hover the mouse over it and contains the name or some information of the file. it vanishes also way too quickely than it did normally.
the other thing is when i open e.g. firefox, it is always in the background despite it is the activated application. with background i mean that i must always click into the window before i can type something in my google start page. some days ago when i opened firefox i could always start typing immediately without "activating" the window. and the funny thing is: when click on taskbar and hover over the icons the preview function works perfectly normal!
all these things used to work properly some days ago, but i needed to format c and reinstall win 7, now the preview feature isn't working properly anymore which is really strange...
i already looked for some online help but i could only find hints concerning how to enable or disable the previews o... Read more

Answer:taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick

Mouse Hover Time - Change

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When the power is plugged in the taskbar thumbnail preview is failing, jumps back to desktop.But, when I  disconnect the power everything works fine. Using Windows 8.1 Where can I find the "overriding" power adjustment that does this? Is there some power managment from acer ?

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This weird behavior of thumbnail preview of the windows started to happen lately. Sometimes, whenever I hover over a button on the taskbar, thumbnail preview does not show up. In addition, although I remove my mouse, the icon is still colored as if the mouse is still over. I attached some examples. In the pictures you see, the mouse is not over the icons but they keep glowing as if the mouse is over them. Did anyone experienced something like this before?

Answer:Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Acting Weird

Hi there,

I've posted your question in another thread about the thumbnail previews sometimes not working. Hopefully someone will take renewed interest in the issue As for the glowing icons staying that way after un-hovering... I'm not sure.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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I am at wits end, and am loathing the option to reset windows, but I don't know what else to do.

The windows taskbar works perfectly, except for the missing window previews when I hover over the icon of an open program. All other aero features work perfectly. When I hover over an open program, I get nothing or just a small box with text. E.g. If I hover over the Steam client, I get a tiny white box that says "steam". That's it, and even that doesn't always show up depending on the program that I am hovering over.

Throuble shooting tactics that I have tried.
-Reboots
-Registry Edits
-This command in an Admin Powershell - Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
-Made sure that it was enabled in Performance options
-Double checked Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
-Probably more that I cant remember because I am about to punch my monitor.
-Ran sfc /scannow in an Admin Command Prompt

I LOVE Windows 10, but it apparently HATES me very much. If anyone has any idea on what other options are available, please let me know. I have so much set up and would hate to reset windows as a hail mary that may not help anyways.

P.S. Why is this editor overtyping?

EDIT-1: Added one more troubleshooting step I forgot to mention.

Answer:Taskbar Live Preview Stopped Working

I found a new bit of interesting information. It is explained in this video below that I uploaded to my Youtube channel.
It is less than 30 seconds if you guys wish to see it for a better understanding, but a basic summary is that the previews do not work when hovered over, but if I click the program icon and it has more than 1 window open, it will display the preview. It will not display the preview if both conditions are not met.

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Hi. I'm new here and I need help with this problem.The little thumbnail that appears when you mouse over the icons on the taskbar (see black arrows in image 1) only appears for a fraction of second when I hover the cursor over them. In the past, they would stay there until i move the mouse away or click on them like any normal windows 7 taskbar.

Also if I click on anything from the right side of the task bar like the volume, internet connection,and pc issues buttons a similar thing happens. Lets say I click on volume volume, then the volume thing pops us and disappears after a fraction of a second (see red arrows in image 2). I had to perfectly time the crtl+print screen
buttons to get the images while typing this.

I think is was caused by this:
Last night, I was trying out applications on my samsung galaxy s4 that allow it to control the vlc player on the pc. I tried two programs. Both required me to download the program both on the pc and my phone to set them up.These are the two programs i tried: "VLC Direct Pro Free" and "Remote for VLC". So for each of these programs I have one part on my phone and the corresponding part on the pc. They required me to download a little thing called vlcdirect.ok. I think it put something in my registry, i'm not sure.

Since that was the last thing I did before the problem started, I suspect that that is the cause. I'm worried about getting the vlcdirect.ok thing out of my registry without messing things up... Read more

Answer:Taskbar window preview only appears for a fraction of a second.

Do you have a restore point from before you installed the VLC things?

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Hello,
I currently run the RTM 7600 Build and had come across a very strange problem.

Whenever I hover my mouse over the "Superbar" to preview the window via "thumbnail preview" (I believe that is AERO function), I get the "Explorer.exe has stopped working" and then it restarts itself, closing all open windows...

This does not happen when I switch to Windows 7 Basic Theme, so I believe it is indeed an AERO problem.

I have browsed for hours without finding a solution.
I was wondering if there is a way to reinstall or repair just the AERO part of Windows.

Any help is much appreciated.
Luke

Answer:Taskbar Thumbnail Preview crashes Explorer.exe

Hello Luke,

You might see if doing a repair install may be able to fix it for you without losing anything.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Howdy,

When I hover over an item on the taskbar, it gives me the little thumbnail preview of the program. This I'm OK with. However, when I then put my mouse on the thumbnail, it hides all the open programs and shows me that program as it would be if I clicked on it to bring it to the front. This is what I don't want.

Is there any way to turn that feature off? I don't know what it's called so am having trouble searching for a way to do this.

Thanks!

Answer:How can I disable the fullscreen preview when I hover over a taskbar

It always brings the program/app to the front when you click the thumbnail. If it's full screen, then that's the last state that you left it in. Just reduce the window size before you minimize to taskbar or use the 'task view' icon to view all open programs and just pick the one you want.

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Hi Guys,
I used to have a Eyefinity setup with 2 monitors and the taskbar aero peek worked perfectly fine, then yesterday i got my 3rd monitor, re-setup eyefinity and aero peek has stopped working (if i disable eyefinity it works again)

I'm using the latest catalyst driver (GPU: Sapphire R9 390)

This is what i mean by aero peek (i know this screenshot is from a win 7 machine, but same thing on win 8! as im not on my machine atm!)

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I just received my new laptop, a dell inspiron 15z with Windows 7 home premium 64-bit. I have seen and read about thumbnail preview pictures popping up when you hover the mouse over a program on the taskbar like multiple internet windows for example. When i try and hover my cursor over the taskbar, only word listings pop up of the different windows i have for that program. I would like to get it so that i can see a picture preview of the window, as well as when i hover my mouse over one of the previews, that it displays it full screen like ive seen done for other people. Any help?

Answer:I dont see thumbnail preview pictures on taskbar.

Hello Brad, Welcome!

This means that Aero is not enabled. Right-click on My Computer and hit Properties. You will see Windows Experience Rating. You will need to hit refresh, and troubleshoot problems with Aero.

There are a few possibilities:All you need to do is hit Refresh
You need a new driver for your graphics card
Your graphics card is not powerful enough

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Dear Sirs,
all my attempts have proved futile and you are my last hope.

Situation:
I have replaced the icons for 3 of my programs, browser, mail client & mp3 player with custom icons from the web (16x16 ico, 32x32 ico, 48x48 ico, 256x256 png). They show up correctly in the taskbar itself (small and large) BUT the preview windows title bar icon remains the original (See attachments).

Attempted solutions:
Clearing Icon Cache, Prefetch, MUICache, tried all icon color depths, removing Icon completely, re-installing programs

The aesthetic discrepancy is driving me
I believe that windows has somewhere stored a type of "favicon" upon 1st launch of the programs and I can't find it.

If anyone can help me thank you very much, I hope I simply overlooked something really straightforward

Greets,
Maxwax

Answer:Update Icons in Taskbar preview windows

Maybe I;m missing something but only the Winamp icon looks different.

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when hovering over a miniature in the taskbar, normally, and waiting for an instance, a full screen preview is displayed of the selected miniature.
However, since a day or two, this is not the case anymore.
Anyone has an idea why not?

Answer:preview of selected miniature in taskbar not displayed

Hello Koen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Usually when you hover on an icon on the taskbar that has an open window, you will see it's "taskbar thumbnail preview". If you hover over the taskbar thumbnail preview, you would then see the "taskbar thumbnail live preview". The taskbar thumbnail live preview is quick peek of the actual main window.

If you are no longer seeing the "taskbar thumbnail live preview" when hovering on the "taskbar thumbnail preview", then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started since it's only been a day or two. This will hopefully fix this quickly for you without any issues.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi
i have loaded windows 7 but having a problem of the taskbar thumbnail preview it does not show the live preview instead it shows the title of the window open earlier it showed the preview

can some one solve this problem

Answer:taskbar thumbnail real time preview

Can you post a screenshot please?

Also, the thumbnail preview only works with aero enabled

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NOTE:i am running eyefinity - i am running at a resolution of 5760x1080 and notice that the mouse over preview on aplications pinned to the task bar have changed to text. this problem has been going ov for some time. when i change my resolution back to 1920x1080 (16x9) it works just fine. i am using the aero theme so that should not be the problem. i think that my computer thinks i have less ram than i do. i have 10 gb of ram, soon 16, and i am only using 30pct if im not doing somthing grphics intense. so why is it happining? any ideas?

Answer:taskbar window preview somehow changed to text

I was going to say you probably have Aero off, but you don't. However, when you're running at that very high resolution, it could be disabling certain Aero features automatically (for whatever reason).

When you're at the max. resolution, does the Aero window switcher thing still work (Win + Tab)?

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Hello there,

I have windows 7 RC on my laptop, Dell 1501.

When I start one or more programs from the taskbar and hover my mouse pointer on them I can see thumbnail previews.
The problem is that thumbnail previews disappear too quickly even though my mouse pointer is still on the opened program in taskbar.
I have to move my mouse so I can get another quick preview.
I notice that if I click on an empty space on the taskbar with the left mouse button, and then point to an opened program the thumbnail preview stays for as long as my mouse pointer is on the program.

Does anybody have that problem?

Answer:Taskbar thumbnail preview disappears quickly

Hi tchimev,

No, I can't say I've ever had that problem. If I have a program open and hover over it on the taskbar, it will stay for as long as I have the mouse over it. Maybe changing the time it takes for the preview window to pop up might help.

Mouse Hover Time - Change

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When I have more than 9 windows open in IE and hover my mouse over the IE icon on my taskbar it reverts to text line preview and not thumbnail preview.

How do I increase the limit beyond 9 in the registry?

Answer:How to increase taskbar AeroPeek preview limit?

Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change

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Hi,

I am wondering if it is possible to disable the Thumbnail Previews for the taskbar buttons while still using Aero?

I have taskbar buttons side by side just as in older Windows versions, as in "Never combine", and would like to keep on using Aero, but without the app Thumbnail popup previews.

Thank you.

Laurus

Answer:Disabling Taskbar Thumbnail Preview with Aero

Hello Laurus12

Have a look at this tutorial see if this is what your looking for - Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Danny

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Hi, I noticed that the the titles of my taskbar preview thumbnails that are supposed to appear right above the thumbnail have disappeared. I can't find the setting to bring them back...

Attached is a screenshot

Answer:Titles of Taskbar Preview windows disappeared

There is no title. Never has been in Windows 7.

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My Windows 7 Taskbar Fullscreen Preview is Not Working.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium 2009.  I go to Taskbar and Start Menu.  In
very light type there is a "checkbox that is checked" and it says: "Use Aero Peek to Preview the Desktop".  
I downloaded a 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and that menu does not give me the Full Screen Preview option.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium 2009 on one of my other computers.  I go to Taskbar and Start Menu. In
regular type there is a "checkbox that is checked" and it says: "Use Aero Peek to Preview the Desktop" as well and the Full Screen Preview works
great.     Please advise.
Thanks!

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Hello guys,

Sometimes somehow it does stay on, while I'm doing other things and my mouse isn't over it, so I'm wondering - maybe there is a way to make a live preview of thumbnails always on intentionally?

Answer:Live taskbar thumbnails preview when my mouse isn't over it

I have seen this behaviour sometimes when the system is working hard and CPU is at 100%. The preview pop-up stays on for quite a while after the mouse has moved on. I think it is normal and just reflects that there are many background tasks going on that delay the screen update process. I'm not aware of anyway to make them stay on.

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i love the taskbar thumbnail preview but i have one problem.
It's not real time, I will explain.

I run What's up Gold on my windows 7 computer.
I normally have it minimized so i can work on other things.
Now if i want to check to see if all my server are up and running
i will hover over my WUG icon in the taskbar and the preview window comes up. If i then hover over the little preview window then i get a full screen
view of WUG. One problem It's stuck in time. meaning what i am looking at in the preview and even the full screen preview is not what the program is
displaying right at this moment. What it is showing me is what was going on in WUG the last time it was opened fully and then minimized. So if i minimized it at 8:30am and it's now 4:00pm what i am seeing in the preview is from 8:30am. If i click on the preview and open WUG again it displays what is going on in real time.

I will include some screen shots.

The only thing i can think of is that i am running dual screens.

Answer:taskbar thumbnail real time preview

You have to occasionally reopen it to get a new preview. I noticed that sometimes when i am download things and i start doing other things, the preview will say like 85% downloaded, but when i go to the actual window it is done. Not sure how to make it be real time all the time, or why it even stops sometimes.

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Sorry about this question but it driving me mad:
When i highlight anything on the taskbar I am only getting the 4 colors, instead of a view of the page.
Can't for the life of me remember how to change it.

Answer:Satellite L450-136 - How to enable taskbar preview using Win 7

Hi

This live taskbar preview should be available if Aero is enabled.
So check if Aero theme is enabled in your case?

Otherwise I recommend checking this Microsoft troubleshoot for Aero:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976170/en-us

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Answer:How to remove(disable) the preview window of taskbar ?

Do you want to disable the preview completely? If you want to do that the do this.

Open Regedit by the use of RUN command or start menu search, then go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

When there right click on the right pane then create a new DWORD called ExtendedUIHoverTime and set the value to 20000 (that's 20 seconds) or value of your wish..

This does not disable the preview pop up but it wil now take 20 seconds to show up.

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Hi

Is it just me or the previews thumbnails are really badly rendered, it's driving my eyes crazy when multitasking
and it seems really heavy and slow, why it is not anti aliasing?

is there a way to control it, i am sure in win 7 it was better In terms of performance and appearance

Any ideas?

Answer:Alt+Tab/Taskbar preview are render really bad - No anti aliasing ?

Could you take a picture of it?
What resolution is your computer screen?
What monitor are you using?
If you are running anything to super-size your screen, turning it off will help.

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WindowsXP. The taskbar does not reflect open programs. One can still hold down the 'Alt' key and tap the 'Tab' key to view or switch programs.... but there is no rectangular task button reflected for the open programs in the taskbar. Otherwise, the PC appears to function properly. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Taskbar not showing active programs

I have checked ?Properties? on the Taskbar, and they appear normal?. everything is ?checked? except ?Auto-hide the taskbar? and ?Hide inactive icons?. Other then this slight glitch the PC appears to function properly.

This is occurring on a friend?s PC who is a computer novice. She only works on one application at a time anyway?. either email (Outlook), Word or IE. It?s simply a mystery to me and I like to resolve mysteries <grin>. I also ran CCleaner?. ?Run Cleaner? and ?Registry?. That didn?t help. I didn?t bother with a system restore because I believe the system has been in this state for several months and there wouldn?t be an old enough restore point.
 

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Can anyone tell me how I can configure my IE8 to not act the way it has.I am trying to switch between active windows by left clicking already opened program windows on the taskbar and if IE8 is the current active window, it will only allow switching if I use Alt+Tab or if I manually minimize it by clicking the windows upper right button.Is there a fix for this?

Answer:use taskbar to switch active windows

Sounds like a result of window combining. You might find it easier to use if you disable the new taskbar features of Windows 7.http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...--Andrew LeonardBL Technical ServicesIT Support Maryland

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I have established that I have no malware or viruses etc by following all the clean up processes.

When I boot up and the desktop has loaded I find I can open very quickly, any programme from the desktop, except anything needing the internet as the Task bar is still inactive for 4 minutes with the Netgearlogon icon showing green, then the wireless card icon appears and it takes a further 1 minute to connect to the router.

Any programme I have opened, if I minimise it, nothing appears in the Task Bar until the wireless icon appears. all this time the Task Bar and Start button are totally inactive.



I have a Dell Dimension 9150 running XP Media centre 2005vn, SP3, BT Hub and Netgear wireless card. Bitdedefender Internet Security 2009, I know this has not caused or worsened my problem.

Any ideas will be welcome

Thanks
 

Answer:Taskbar takes 4 minutes to become active

Could you do this test and report if there's any difference?
Go to start->run and type in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press enter.
The service control panel should open.
Scroll down and find the service named "Workstation", right-click on it and select "properties".
Change the "startup type" to "disabled", press "apply" and "ok".
Restart your computer and see if there's any change.
 

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Active windows are not appearing in taskbar. Also taskbar only appears if "quick launch" is selected in taskbar menu. Have run registry mechanic and spybot sweep. Problem also persists in safe mode. Please Help, I do not want to Re-Fmt. Thank You!

Attached are screenshots of problem specified.

Answer:Active Windows not appearing in Taskbar.

by chance do you have taskbar hiden? right click on taskbar-properties and see if auto hide is turned on

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my taskbar flashes on and off about every 3 seconds... constantly... and never stops. At the same time, the desktop background alternates between my picture and an "active desktop" error message. I cannot open my computer, control panel... because even if i make it to those links in the start menu on time, they never load

i think it might be style XP, but it was working perfectly until yesterday - though I dont know what else could be causing this.

btw the performance graph in task manager constantly zig zags... if this means anything

anyone know to fix it?
 

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In Bridge when select 'Open in Camera Raw', I get a warning message saying 'Bridges parent application is not active. I have CS6 and windows 7 Home Premium. I have tried copying the amtlib.dll file from CS6 and pasting it into Bridge (while renaming the old amtlib.dll file in the bridge directory - this did not work for me.
Any other suggestions?
I can open jpeg files into photoshop, but cant figure out how to then open them in camera raw which I thought photoshop cs6 allows?
When I open a raw file from bridge, I tell bridge to open the file in photoshop and it proceeds to open the CR2 file into camera raw. I have the 5 D Mark III
 

Answer:Bridge's parent application is not active

I can open jpeg files into photoshop, but cant figure out how to then open them in camera raw which I thought photoshop cs6 allows?Click to expand...

Are the files in question taken in the raw format as well as jpg? What would be the point of opening a jpg in camera raw?
 

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How do I get just a list of active windows within an application such as in the following image?

On my win7 system when I mouse over an icon in the taskbar I get a list of active windows for that icon. I'd like to get the same on my win8 system.

Answer:How do I get just a list of active windows within an application?

Hello Kermit,

I haven't tested this in Windows 8 yet, but it should work for you to have a "list mode" instead of a "taskbar thumbnail preview" when you hover over the icons of opened items on the taskbar.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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In Bridge when select 'Open in Camera Raw', I get a warning message saying 'Bridges parent application is not active.
 

Answer:Bridge's parent application is not active

Found the solution: copy and replace the file: amtlib.dll from program files/adobe/photoshop cs5/ folder to program files/adobe/bridge cs5/ folder You need to have permissions to do this.
 

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Hi,

I just installed Windows 7, and there are mostly 2 things I dislike so far:

1) Instead of trying to explain this, I'll just start with a picture :

As you can see, when I put my mouse on a thumbnail, it hides all windows and it displays a full size preview of that item, but it also leaves empty windows frames of open windows visible, which I find very ugly and can't think of a decent reason to exist (I'd just hide everything..., or nothing...).

Do you also have this? Is there any way to keep the popup preview but hide those ugly empty rectangles?

2) I never liked the "new" way to organise the control panel, I always chose classic view, but I can't find how to set it.

any idea?

thank you

Answer:empty rectangles in taskbar preview and no classic view

That's Aero peek. You could disable it, you'll still have the thumbnail previews, but they won't show the full window in the background when you mouse over the preview window, unless you click on it. Or you could just leave it on, and click Show Desktop on the far right taskbar. That will still give you the thumbnail previews, but not show all the transparent windows in the background.

The Control Panel you can change up at the top right of the control panel where it says Category/Large/Small icons View.

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I got both of these problems right after recovering from a virus, which leads me to thinking they may be connected.

My first problem is not being able to select the volume or network icons in the taskbar. Theyre both grayed out, and no fix on the internet has worked for it so far. Ive tried doing the registry edits and fixes, uninstalling and reinstalling the audio device driver, deleting the iconstreams in registry, all to no avail, nothing has seemed to work...

Also, my Alt+Tab no longer displays a preview on the windows minmized while im holding it down. it used to have this sort of "vistaish" and stylish format to it, and now it looks a lot like the classic windows alt+tab, and shows default icons for each window..it changed right after cleaning my pc up from a virus, im guessing something got messed up in the registry...

Ive searched all over the internet for solutions to these and so far nothing at all has worked, im getting desperate for help. Thanks.

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Hello,

I need the thaskbar thumbnail preview feature for the basic or classic themes in Windows 7 Pro, is that possible ?

Are there other programs that can give me a preview ?

Thank you.

Answer:Taskbar thumbnail preview in basic/classic themes ?

Hello Auriga, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but you must be using one of the Aero Themes to be able to have taskbar thumbnail previews.

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I'm trying to help a coworker with this problem. We have identical machines, so my machine information is applicable. However, we don't have identical problems.

When she logs into a site we use for generating reports (I believe it's a sharepoint site) in Internet Explorer 9, she gets a new taskbar preview with only a small icon in it seen here.There is no corresponding actual window and the preview cannot be closed until the browser and all its tabs are closed.

While this preview exists, she cannot open any file in a shared drive that our groups uses through IE9. She must close IE and reopen it before she can open files again.

There are three of us in our group and she is the only one having this problem. The other guy says he had it for a little while but then it went away on its own.

I can't even think how to describe this in a simple Google search that will get any applicable results. Does anyone have any insight as to what is causing this?

Answer:Logging into our reporting site causes invalid taskbar preview

I did not put this here. Why would someone move this to the Browsers and Mail forum?

Taskbar previews are a function of Windows itself, right? If there is something the admin knows about what happens to cause this, would he please share it?

Should I be looking for a resolution to an Explorer problem or a Windows problem and why?

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