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Windows 7: Taskbar icons not showing window

24 Jun 2011   #1
Ineedhelp123

Windows 7 64
 
 
Taskbar icons not showing window

Whenever i put my mouse over any of these icons, instead of showing me whats in that window, it says the name of the program. Can some one tell me how to fix this?


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24 Jun 2011   #2
stubbyhs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You are running in Windows Basics mode. This means that there is a programme running that cannot support the advanced colour scheme Win7 uses. What have you recently installed and what programmes are you running?
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24 Jun 2011   #3
Ineedhelp123

Windows 7 64
 
 

I recently updated my graphics card driver, is there a way to change out of basic?
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24 Jun 2011   #4
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
Whenever i put my mouse over any of these icons, instead of showing me whats in that window, it says the name of the program. Can some one tell me how to fix this?
If you remember the date you did not have this problem, do a system restore.
Pick that date as your restore point.

System Restore
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24 Jun 2011   #5
Ineedhelp123

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
Whenever i put my mouse over any of these icons, instead of showing me whats in that window, it says the name of the program. Can some one tell me how to fix this?
If you remember the date you did not have this problem, do a system restore.
Pick that date as your restore point.

System Restore

Is there no other way to switch out of basic?
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24 Jun 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
I recently updated my graphics card driver, is there a way to change out of basic?
Right-click your desktop and choose Personalisation. Choose Aero Themes. Choose Theme. Choose Background. Choose Window Colour. Save Theme.

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24 Jun 2011   #7
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
Whenever i put my mouse over any of these icons, instead of showing me whats in that window, it says the name of the program. Can some one tell me how to fix this?
If system restore is not possible, try this ........

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys all together > select Task Manager > select Processes tab > find explorer.exe ( NOT iexplorer.exe ) > right click at it > click End Process > click Applications tab > click New task ... > in the Open box, type explorer.exe > click OK

Try your taskbar icons.
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24 Jun 2011   #8
Ineedhelp123

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
I recently updated my graphics card driver, is there a way to change out of basic?
Right-click your desktop and choose Personalisation. Choose Aero Themes. Choose Theme. Choose Background. Choose Window Colour. Save Theme.

Attachment 161496
Didnt make a difference.
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24 Jun 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
I recently updated my graphics card driver, is there a way to change out of basic?
Right-click your desktop and choose Personalisation. Choose Aero Themes. Choose Theme. Choose Background. Choose Window Colour. Save Theme.

Attachment 161496
Didnt make a difference.
Then your graphics card either doesn't support Aero or you need a driver that does.
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24 Jun 2011   #10
Ineedhelp123

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
Whenever i put my mouse over any of these icons, instead of showing me whats in that window, it says the name of the program. Can some one tell me how to fix this?
If system restore is not possible, try this ........

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys all together > select Task Manager > select Processes tab > find explorer.exe ( NOT iexplorer.exe ) > right click at it > click End Process > click Applications tab > click New task ... > in the Open box, type explorer.exe > click OK

Try your taskbar icons.
Already tried that, thanks though.
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