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Windows 7: Restore taskbar thumbnail preview that was in IE8?

21 Mar 2011   #1
andyedge

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Restore taskbar thumbnail preview that was in IE8?

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?


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21 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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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22 Mar 2011   #3
andyedge

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks, yes it was the Aero Theme settings. For some reason this had been disabled where it was set previously. Only seemed to change after I had installed IE9, strange.
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22 Mar 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Strange, but I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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