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Windows 7: Lost thumbnail previews

28 Apr 2016   #1
ellenc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Lost thumbnail previews

I just set up a new computer (Win 7 Pro). The thumbnail preview on the Taskbar is an very useful tool; it visually shows the document I'm working on and makes it easy to open it from the Taskbar.
I'm getting that "oh, no" feeling one gets when something important is missing and can't get it back.
I've just spent the last 1.5 hours searching for a fix: registry (terrified of it), Aero ?, a little Tweak program that only a seasoned geek could work, etc.
I personally find not having the thumbnail previews is an impediment to fast computing; I have to sit there and read the tiny written descriptions.
Help, please. ellenc


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29 Apr 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ellenc,

You might see if an option in the tutorial below may be able to help enable your taskbar thumbnail previews.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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30 Apr 2016   #3
ellenc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
enablae thumbnails

No joking, I do so appreciate your sharing yoiur smart brains with me on this! It's going to take some thought some study, but I am embarking on this process and expect to learn some things. A milllion thanks. ellenc
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30 Apr 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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