Hello all. I am about to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. I have used Win 7 a lot on other PCs, and there is one thing I hate about it. That is the new thumbnail previews/task bar. I just want one, non-interactive thumbnail preview.
To better explain myself in a wall of text:
1) Disable all interactive
features of the thumbnail previews. I want it to be like Vista, where the preview can only give you a preview. For example: In Win 7, if you have two Firefox windows minimized, and you were to hold your cursor over the minimized window for too long, the preview will pop up. Problem is, if you accidentally move your cursor over this preview, then it will stay there, covering up your screen, and fade back and fourth between the two Firefox windows.
I do not want this. I just want a 3D preview, no fading back and fourth, and I do not want the option to select what windows I want maximized. I just want the preview, no interactive features.
2) The next thing I would like to change about the thumbnail previews is for it to preview only the thing that my mouse cursor is over. An example: Say I have two instances of Vegas 8 running, both minimized. Say I want to preview one window, so I move my mouse cursor over it. In Win 7, both windows will appear in a preview.
But, all I want to see is a preview of the window my mouse cursor is hovering over, not the other one (s).
To better illustrate my point, I made an image. I am referring to the parts boxed in red. I just want one, non-interactive thumbnail preview.
Another thing that kind of annoys me:
When I maximize a window in Win 7, the top of the window and the taskbar are still transparent/translucent. It just looks cluttered and less sleek when I can see folders in the background at the top of my screen. The point of maximizing a window is to focus purely on it, and not the background. At least for me.
So if I could make the top of the window and the taskbar solid when maximized, that would be great to.
I really, really would like to make this like Vista. IMO, the new system is slow, cluttered, and gets in the way. Those extra big thumbnails that can span the entire taskbar just get in the way when I am working in Vegas. It would be ok if I could just move my cursor above it, but then I often get stuck in the "fade between windows" feature.