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Windows 7: Preview Desktop


28 Jan 2009   #1

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 
Preview Desktop

When you move your mouse to the bottom right hand side of the taskbar, the open windows become transparent and you can see the desktop. I thought this feature was really cool and liked it a lot. I have now gotten my desktop slide-show to stick around for a lot longer than before (Still trying to get it to stay forever) but I noticed I can no longer preview the desktop by simply hovering my mouse over the bottom right hand of the screen. Preview desktop is still selected, I already tried deselecting it and selecting it again but the windows still will not become transparent like they used to. Does this feature disable when you have the desktop slide-show enabled? Can anyone shed some light on this?


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28 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The only thing I can think of is if you have an ease of access theme on instead.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...off.html?ltr=D
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28 Jan 2009   #3

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

No I have a custom aero theme with completely transparent borders. I have a background set now (No slide-show) but it still won't work. dwm is running..

The only visual settings I have disabled are:
Animate controls and elements inside windows
Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
Save taskbar thumbnail previews
Show shadows under mouse pointer
Show translucent selection rectangle (Which is BS because in explorer the selection rectangle is still the blue translucent, not the simple dotted lines)

My WEI score is 3.0 (My hard drive sucks apparently?)
Processor 4.9
RAM 5.3
Graphics 4.9
Gaming graphics 4.5

Like I said it was working before, and now I noticed it's not working anymore. I don't know exactly when it stopped working or why.
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28 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you re enabled all the visual effects and see if it comes back on?
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29 Jan 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Have you re enabled all the visual effects and see if it comes back on?
That's the very first thing I would do too.

I have a slideshow wallpaper too, with a bunch of personal ones I've added, and my Preview still works fine so I doubt that's the cause.

Re-enable all the visual items you personally disabled and reboot, tell us if that gets it working again or not.
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29 Jan 2009   #6

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

Yea that fixed it, I'll update this post when I figure out which one it is.
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29 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, it's most likely these two.
Animate controls and elements inside windows
Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
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29 Jan 2009   #8

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

Yea its the animate controls and elements inside windows.

Which SUCKS, because I hate the little white squares that are shown when copying/deleting/moving files.

Why did they have to merge the preview desktop into there!?
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01 Feb 2009   #9

windows 7 RTM
 
 

On my system it is " Enable Desktop Composition " which also turns
off the transparency.

Thanks for the help, This thing was driving me nuts!

Richard
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