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Windows 7: Just One Aero Thumbnail Preview per Window

18 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
Just One Aero Thumbnail Preview per Window

When I have multiple windows belonging to the same program, mousing over them gives me a preview of each window. If there are too many, they a vertical list of the windows appears.

In Vista, I would only see the preview for the window I put my mouse over. A list would never come up.

Since I need to see the previews as quickly as possible and do not have the time to look at multiple ones or navigate through a list, I need a way to restore the Vista functionality where only one preview comes up - the one for the window I moused over.

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18 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi mkz. There is probably a better way, but this is the only way I know of.

You could always uncombine the buttons, so that when you open a window, you get a "Vista" type Taskbar button, each with its own button.

To do this:
Right click a blank area of your taskbar and click "Properties"

Change "Taskbar Buttons" to "Never Combine"
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18 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

I already have "Never Combine" selected. I still have the problem described with the previews. Can you verify that, with "Never Combine" on, you get only one thumbnail preview per windows even when multiple instances of the same application are open?
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