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Windows 7: How do I change the look of the pinned items?

23 Feb 2012   #1
ezwind72

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I change the look of the pinned items?

For example, when I move the cursor over a pinned item, it used to show a miniturized window of that item hovering next to the cursor. However, now when I do it, it just shows text of what is open rather than the mini window. I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I looked around and could not find answer. Oh, and also, my start orb is no longer an orb but rather an actual button (Windows 98ish style). Thanks in advance!


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23 Feb 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ezwind, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you are using a "Windows Classic" theme instead of a "Aero" theme. If this is the issue, then changing your theme to a "Aero" theme may fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Feb 2012   #3
ezwind72

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That was it! Thanks! I feel kind of like Windows newbie now!
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23 Feb 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Nar, don't feel like a noob.
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