Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: hovering

03 Dec 2009   #1
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 
hovering

This is driving me crazy. I'm an avid XP fan.

My new computer has W7, and this is driving me crazy.

Whenever my cursor is anywhere near the taskbar at the bottom, it brings up views, like thumbnails, of every program, thus blocking the bottom quarter or so of my screen.

I know this was a Vista thing, too. I've gone into the taskbar settings option and turned off the Aero Peek option, but that didn't seem to fix it.

It's driving me CRAZY!!!!

Is there any way to turn this feature off?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Dec 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

It drives me crazy also,

I'll wait for an answer myself.

I've tried multiple things and can not get it o go away.

The closest I came was right-clicking om the Start Button,. choose properties,. the select Combine when taskbar is full
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #3
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
This is driving me crazy. I'm an avid XP fan.

My new computer has W7, and this is driving me crazy.

Whenever my cursor is anywhere near the taskbar at the bottom, it brings up views, like thumbnails, of every program, thus blocking the bottom quarter or so of my screen.

I know this was a Vista thing, too. I've gone into the taskbar settings option and turned off the Aero Peek option, but that didn't seem to fix it.

It's driving me CRAZY!!!!

Is there any way to turn this feature off?
How odd! I've never experienced that issue in any installation of any version of windows. I don't get thumbnails of open apps unless I hover over them. I'll be interested to see what the issue is caused by.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


03 Dec 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
This is driving me crazy. I'm an avid XP fan.

My new computer has W7, and this is driving me crazy.

Whenever my cursor is anywhere near the taskbar at the bottom, it brings up views, like thumbnails, of every program, thus blocking the bottom quarter or so of my screen.

I know this was a Vista thing, too. I've gone into the taskbar settings option and turned off the Aero Peek option, but that didn't seem to fix it.

It's driving me CRAZY!!!!

Is there any way to turn this feature off?

Have you got a screenshot? I'm not sure i understand your problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

He's referring to the little pictures preview's that pop down and show you a directory or website you're on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #6
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/JAMIES%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/JAMIES%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG]
jamie, that didn't work.

use the paperclip icon and browse for the screenshot file on your pc. then "upload" it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #7
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

OK, the only way I could figure out how to do the screenshot is to put it into a word doc. I'm sure there's a better way, but I don't know W7 well enough yet.

Are you able to see this? If not, please give me a better suggestion! LOL
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #8
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Oops, it took a .docx file and rejected it. You should be able to see this.

I'm referring to the squares at the bottom of the screen. How do I turn those off?


Attached Files
File Type: doc screenshot hover.doc (270.0 KB, 27 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #9
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Ids this the first time you've used Windows 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #10
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Yes, though I'd used Vista for a few months before getting W7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 hovering




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Hovering time over IE 10 thumbnails
Hi, I am able to open multiple IE pages and hover over them in the taskbar and the thumbnail pages will stay showing. I have a co-worker who tries the same thing, but his thumbnail pages disappear after 2 seconds. I tried googling the solution and tried 2 things in the registry but neither...
Browsers & Mail
Run shortcut when hovering over certain part of the desktop
I'm really particular about the way I use my desktop and what I would like to do is force the network flyout to appear when I hover over the right edge of my monitor. Normally this flyout appears when you click the network connections icon in the tray but I am looking for a way to bypass...
General Discussion
BSOD when hovering over IE10 on taks bar
When I hover over the minimised IE10 session if give me a BSOD. Nothing else is running/visible on the task bar. I would value any view or pointers. Thanks in advance.
BSOD Help and Support
Taskbar icons act like I'm hovering over them when I'm not
This started about a month or so ago. I don't remember changing or installing anything around that time, though. Basically, my taskbar icons don't behave correctly. After I click anywhere on the taskbar, the taskbar acts like I never remove my cursor from the taskbar. Like icons keep that 'glow'...
General Discussion
Hovering over desktop icons autoselects several of them
Hi, I've got a strange problem that I can't understand. For some reason that I haven't found out yet, I've been having several desktop icons selected at once lately. I don't think that the cause is hovering over them but I'm not sure. It acts like I've right clicked on the desktop and dragged the...
General Discussion
Getting rid of hovering window preview?
Y'know that preview that appears when you hover your mouse over an icon in your task bar? I'd like it to go away. Turning off Aero doesnt do it, so if some one knows how to do it, please let me know. I HATE that preview window!!!
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App