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Windows 7: Minimize, and can't find it??

14 Apr 2012   #1
deerjohn

Windows 7 home prenium 64 bit
 
 
Minimize, and can't find it??

Just got a new laptop with Windows #7 Home Premium! This is my first experience with #7, and when I minimize, no icon is placed to the left in the task bar. In my XP, I could always see what I had open at a glance of the task bar?? I did find that if I hover over the E on the left of the task bar the open applications will show above the task bar. Can I change the minize so the applications show in the task bar all the time?


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14 Apr 2012   #2
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Hello Deerjohn,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

In XP the application's Icon was a longish bar on the task-bar which kept reducing in size as the number of open programs increased. In Windows 7 it is a small button on the left as before, to the the right of the already pre-existing Icons if any. Don't you see it?

Amarnath Wanchoo
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14 Apr 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

when you have a window minimised it will show on the taskbars explorer folder icon and if you have several different windows minimised then it will show several lines or edges on the icon and each window in aero peek,clicking on the window of choice will open it back onto the desktop.

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14 Apr 2012   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deerjohn View Post
Just got a new laptop with Windows #7 Home Premium! This is my first experience with #7, and when I minimize, no icon is placed to the left in the task bar. In my XP, I could always see what I had open at a glance of the task bar?? I did find that if I hover over the E on the left of the task bar the open applications will show above the task bar. Can I change the minize so the applications show in the task bar all the time?
Try this;
Right click the "Taskbar" in a blank area and choose properties. In the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" popup select the "Taskbar" tab. There is a "Taskbar buttons" with a dropdown menu. Click the down arrow in the selection area and choose "Never Combine".

HTH
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