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Windows 7: Taskbar questions

23 Oct 2009   #1
Darkfoxx

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Taskbar questions

I have a few questions regarding the taskbar.

1. How do I get rid of this list that appears when I hover over a program in my taskbar?


2. I'm using the Windows 7 Basic theme. How do I change that god-awful blue colored taskbar? I've read that it's impossible to change without editing a theme file. Does anyone know of a Vista-esque theme for Win7 (the black gradient taskbar)?

Thanks.




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23 Oct 2009   #2
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can mess around with the themes and colors in the personalization center.

As far as removing the hover box, if you right click on, My Computer -- Properties -- Advanced System Settings -- Performance Settings, you should get a box that you can use to check or uncheck options that you like or don't.
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23 Oct 2009   #3
Darkfoxx

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
You can mess around with the themes and colors in the personalization center.
I'm not using Aero, so that doesn't work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
As far as removing the hover box, if you right click on, My Computer -- Properties -- Advanced System Settings -- Performance Settings, you should get a box that you can use to check or uncheck options that you like or don't.
I only have the last 4 boxes checked, and none of the boxes have any effect on the hover box.
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23 Oct 2009   #4
Dubya

 

Turn Aero back on, then right-click on your desktop, select Personalization and click on "Window colour" at the bottom. Untick "Enable transparency". Now you can still change the Window colour to something more agreeable.
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24 Oct 2009   #5
Darkfoxx

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Alright so I changed back to Aero and I'm now pretty happy with the color.

Any way to disable the preview when I mouse over the open programs on the taskbar?
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24 Oct 2009   #6
Andy D

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkfoxx View Post
Any way to disable the preview when I mouse over the open programs on the taskbar?
Why would you want to? It's one of the useful features to find something if you have multiple windows open.

Does it not show a thumbnail now you have your aero theme turned on?
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24 Oct 2009   #7
Darkfoxx

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, it shows a preview...but I'd like it to not show anything when I mouse over.
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25 Oct 2009   #8
Andy D

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Take a look at these instructions
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25 Oct 2009   #9
Darkfoxx

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Andy!
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25 Oct 2009   #10
Andy D

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Glad I could help
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