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18 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
aero preview...

2 things i want to accomplish with windows 7.

1. something that already bugged me in vista aero.
when you minimize a windows and then open a preview windows by
hovering the windows in the taskbar, it freezes and you can't see the actual state of that windows.
for example: you watch a movie, you minimize it, go to taskbar and hover it to see the preview, the movie paused. doesn't make any sense.

2. something new in windows 7, the "aero pick" as it called.
you hover a windows in taskbar, the windows comes to front and all
other a transparent glassy looking, don't like it that much, kinda annoying, anyway to remove it?

any change the things i mentioned will be in final version? (i personally assume that at this stage, no.)

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18 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

yeah, window preview is useless, coz its only working if window is not minimized
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18 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

yeah, what is the point in that if it acts like that?
i've sent MS feedback about it,
i suggest everybody who want to see such a feature to send feedback as well.
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18 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Microsoft had put the Aero Preview System in so you that if you had, for example, two notepad documents, than you could tell the difference between the two.

As for the movies, it would be cool if you could watch them in the preview box, but that would require more resources. Not only that, I don't like looking at a tiny box all that much...
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18 Jun 2009   #5

 
 

The sad thing is, i can't see Microsoft changing that any time soon. A 'thumbnail' is just a static image

Shame, it would be a nice feature if it was a 'Live' preview
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18 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

the movie was just an example.
here you have a better example:
you download multiple files
you install a game software,
you browse a news site and want to know in a quickly if it changed.
there is so many reasons to enable this feature, I'm sure that resources comes to mind when talking about such a thing, but at least give us the option
most of us have computer that can handle it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
The sad thing is, i can't see Microsoft changing that any time soon. A 'thumbnail' is just a static image

Shame, it would be a nice feature if it was a 'Live' preview

well thats the thing, if you leave this windows open in the background it does exactly that, shows you a live preview, the problem starts when
you minimize the windows.
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18 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
the movie was just an example.
here you have a better example:
you download multiple files
you install a game software,
you browse a news site and want to know in a quickly if it changed.
there is so many reasons to enable this feature, I'm sure that resources comes to mind when talking about such a thing, but at least give us the option
most of us have computer that can handle it.

yep... its not live preview..only an image... thats lame...
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18 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The answer to #2 is to turn off the "Aero Peek" feature. Finding where to turn it off I'll have to leave to others since I am not at my Windows 7 machine atm

[edit]
For finding out things ike "where is the aero peek setting", give the windows help a try. Starting with vista, a previously anemic help system was replaced by something that is really quite amazing sometimes. You'll find out all kinds of things about Windows Vista/7 you never new cruising through that help system sometimes.
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18 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
The answer to #2 is to turn off the "Aero Peek" feature. Finding where to turn it off I'll have to leave to others since I am not at my Windows 7 machine atm
that would be the rational thing to do, except there is no such option.
you can turn it off only for desktop preview when you hover the little button
near the clock.

MS is forcing us to use thing we don't need, win 7 is a great system
but too bad there are thing that are unchangeable and could harm the experience.

i'm pretty sure that a registry hack can resolve at least the 2nd problem
but 7 is not yet that wide spread.
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18 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7232 x64 RC
 
 

For the refresh of the preview when the window is minimized I think it is a bit more complex.
I think that the preview is not refreshed because the application does not refresh his window anymore because it is minimized.
So it means that Microsoft should changed completely the system of drawing in a window or intercept the messages sent to the window loop to redraw the preview.
I am maybe completely wrong but maybe not...

So don't get me wrong, I don't say it is impossible, I just say it should be very complicated.
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