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Windows 7: Unable to turn off Taskbar Thumbnail

18 Apr 2009   #11
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

I'm using a fresh install of windows 7 build 7077 and neither of those methods work for me.


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18 Apr 2009   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Moffasin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It appears that the option to disable the taskbar preview thumbnails is no longer available in Windows 7 in these later builds. I'll keep looking to see if I can find a way to do so other than the normal methods that were listed here.

Shawn
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18 Apr 2009   #13
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

K, it worked for like 1 minute then it went back. I have no idea what happened or why, but the thumbnails are back now .
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18 Apr 2009   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, since this is part of the Aero feature, a workaround is to use a Basic or Classic theme instead of a Aero theme. You would then not have thumbnail previews for the taskbar.

Theme - Change or Save

Hope this helps.
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18 Apr 2009   #15
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Already knew about that, a shame it doesnt work with Aero enabled :/
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18 Apr 2009   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure why Microsoft has removed this option either. Hopefully it will return in the next build.
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21 Apr 2009   #17
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Ok I found out why it was gone before, if the thumbnails are wider than my resolution is it becomes text instead of images. :/
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21 Apr 2009   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Moffasin,

I'm not certain I understand what you mean by if the thumbnails are wider than your resolution. Could you explain what you meant more?

Thank you,
Shawn
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21 Apr 2009   #19
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Sorry if I wasnt being clear, I mean if there are enough pictures that the combined width of them is wider than my screen is, it becomes text instead of images.
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21 Apr 2009   #20
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I'm not on a 7 box right now, but if you go to apperance and performance section(not sure where that is) there's a whole list of items you can check/uncheck. One of them there allows you to turn off the thumbnails.

(I'm pretty sure I saw it on my 7077 build at home, recently)
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