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Windows 7: why does a thumbnail minimize a browser?

28 Jan 2011   #1
StickMaker

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why does a thumbnail minimize a browser?

I have my Firefox browser window open on my external monitor and Windows Live Mail 2011 open on the main monitor of my lappy. When I move my cursor to the taskbar, and over the email thumbnail on the taskbar, the larger thumbnail comes up. FINE; but WHY does it make the browser window disappear? I believe this is a new "feature" of Windows 7 but so far I don't like it and would like to turn it off if possible. I want the browser window to STAY as is. Thanks!


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28 Jan 2011   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try this click on Start button right click on Computer, go to Properties, go to Advanced system setting, Advanced tab under Pereformance hit Settings button, Visual Effects tab uncheck Enable Aero Peek then hit OK close windows .
Jerry
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28 Jan 2011   #3
StickMaker

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Fantastic, Jerry, fast and accurate. Many Thanks!
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28 Jan 2011   #4
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StickMaker View Post
Fantastic, Jerry, fast and accurate. Many Thanks!
Your very Welcome glad I could help
Jerry
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