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Windows 7: Preview box when you hover toolbar icons disappeared?

25 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Preview box when you hover toolbar icons disappeared?

Ok when you hover over the icons in the tool bar, they used to show a mini thumbnail preview picture of what that program was... but now it doesnt do it any more?

I dont think I changed anything?

How do I get this effect back?


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25 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which toolbar?....Where? Can you make your question a little clearer please?
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25 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

The main one at the bottom... where all the programs show up when you have them open & where you have your quick deploy icons

It used to have a thumbnail preview picture when you hovered the mouse, now that effect isnt there.
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25 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Taskbar you mean
Right click the desktop & choose Personalise, make sure the Aero theme is enabled and transparency is also enabled.
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25 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok I see like 7 aero themes, I've clicked the first one, but it still didnt bring the preview windows back?

I dont actually see where you change transparency etc?
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25 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I dont actually see where you change transparency etc?
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You could also try and adjust some of the settings in the Advanced system settings (Right click 'Computer' and choose properties).
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25 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just one more suggestion for the moment, try merging this registry file.
Attachment 32966
All it does it resets the mousehovertime value to default. (just eliminates 1 more thing )
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25 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I dont get that screen when I hit window color & appearance? I get an old school window like XP?

Also I dont have Enable Transparent Glass?

This is really odd that effect just went away
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25 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Wait you know what, I did install IntelliMouse Software by Microsoft for my wireless mouse

So I'm going to assume that changed it

Any ideas now?
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25 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you don't have an Aero theme enabled, the taskbar previews won't show, if you don't see the same windows color and appearance box pop up, you don't have an Aero theme enabled.
Did you try the advanced system settings or the registry file?
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