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Windows 7: Getting rid of Aero Peek in Windows 7

17 Feb 2013   #1
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Getting rid of Aero Peek in Windows 7

No matter what box I untick I am unable to stop Aero Peak from rearing it's ugly head.Been on Google and followed tips from such as Geek and others but the offending item sticks like the proverbial to a blanket.


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17 Feb 2013   #2
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. Untick the box. But you say that this doesn't work? Have you rebooted after clearing the box?

And/or :

Start button> right click computer > Properties > Advanced System settings (on left) > Performance Settings > Visual Effects > uncheck aero peek
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17 Feb 2013   #3
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Yep,did that and the bugger still there.
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17 Feb 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Den,

In addition, double check all options in the tutorial below to see if it may help to turn off Aero Peek.

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Feb 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I don`t think you can get rid of that little rectangle down there. But I just unchecked the box, and sure enuf aero peek no longer works.

Are you certain you have " Use aero peek to preview the desktop" unchecked ?



And I use it so I`m turning it back on. Get back on you little checkmark.
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17 Feb 2013   #6
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Tried everything that has been proposed and even downloaded the above suggestion,all to no effect.
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17 Feb 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

run sfc /scannow

instructions are down below
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17 Feb 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Den,

If you are wanting to get rid of the "Show Desktop" button on the taskbar like below, then you really can't remove it. There are some options out there that can hide it, but they do not work very well and have side effects.



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18 Feb 2013   #9
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks to you all for trying to help but as the awkward little sod refuses to budge whatever I try I have decided to leave well alone and just ignore it.
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18 Feb 2013   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

So, you`re still saying, that no matter what you do, when you move your mouse arrow on top of the rectangle in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, you are shown the desktop when you have a window open full screen ?

Is that exactly what`s happening, and it just won`t stop ?

And you`ve run sfc /scannow and it shows no integrity errors ?

You keep saying IT "refuses to budge" what exactly do you mean by it ?

I know aero peek can really be annoying, and if it bothers you that much, a simple reinstall of windows will fix the problem. Just something to consider.

I`m just baffled how you can uncheck it, but yet it still functions.
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