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Windows 7: I have a taskbar problem when windows are stacked

11 Nov 2011   #1
AndreyBG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I have a taskbar problem when windows are stacked

Alright, so I had to reinstall my Windows 7 because of a Trojan horse. After reinstalling, here is how my icons show when they are stacked :

http://i44.tinypic.com/30d86x4.png


They are stacked on top of each other, as you can see, and I want to see them side by side when I scroll my mouse over the icon, which is how it was before i reinstalled. Can somebody please help me and tell how I can change that, it's been driving me crazy. Thanks in advance!


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11 Nov 2011   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Right click the start button/properties/taskbar. It's in there.
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11 Nov 2011   #3
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

right click on your taskbar and click on properties it'll take you to taskbar & start menu properties/or go to control panel; type taskbar & start menu properties after you get that, select it to - combine when taskbar is full & if you want small icons tick mark the -use small icons tab
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11 Nov 2011   #4
AndreyBG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies, but I realized I wasn't clear on what I meant. I want to see my items like in the following picture, not stacked on top of each other as they are now:

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...d_expanded.jpg

So I still want them combined, but when I run my mouse over the icon, I want them to show side by side on top of the taskbar as in the picture given, not like the way they show up in the first picture. Sorry for the inconvenience, I hope now it's clear what I want and someone can help me.
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11 Nov 2011   #5
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Gocha. Mine does it automatically so you must have 'tweaked something'.

Go to the same place & tick aero peek.

edit: No that's not it.
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11 Nov 2011   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

i guess thats cause you're not using the aero theme?
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11 Nov 2011   #7
AndreyBG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

http://i42.tinypic.com/9ss7px.png
Those are my settings right now, I can't seem to figure this one out, I am usually very good at this stuff, but this thing is very weird and has been killing me. Is that how the settings are supposed to be?
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11 Nov 2011   #8
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AndreyBG View Post
http://i42.tinypic.com/9ss7px.png
Those are my settings right now, I can't seem to figure this one out, I am usually very good at this stuff, but this thing is very weird and has been killing me. Is that how the settings are supposed to be?
right click & select personalize - select any of the aero themes & check if it appears the way you want it to
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11 Nov 2011   #9
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

keen2knw got it I reckon. Go to the above & change your theme.

1/Windows 7 basic & others...........shows what is in your first post.

Switch it to an aero theme.
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11 Nov 2011   #10
AndreyBG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you so much! It was a simple fix I guess, but I couldn't figure it out. You are amazing!
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