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Windows 7: Alternate use for Windows 7 peek icon

13 Apr 2010   #1

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Alternate use for Windows 7 peek icon

I am wondering if it would be possible to use the Windows peek icon in the bottom right of the screen to do the same functionality as ALT-TAB (i.e. Windows Flip) instead of just showing the screen. I'm thinking that perhaps the icon can be linked to Flip instead of Peek. It might require a registry hack or something... I don't know. Does anyone have any ideas?

I've used Switcher, which allows you to put hot corners to show the screen, but I would like the option to have to click. It prevents me from accidentally triggering it (like during games or something).


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14 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Unless you can use Switcher to require a secondary trigger when using hot corners you're probably out of luck. I've never heard of changing the functionality of the Show Desktop Button.
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14 Apr 2010   #3

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Switcher can be set to require a secondary trigger. I'm using that now, but it's not quite as crisp as the Windows Flip i.e. sometimes it isn't quite as smooth or sometimes windows will not display a proper preview, instead using a generic, say, word or excel window. It does technically work, though.
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