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Windows 7: Where are the mini windows?


28 Dec 2009   #1

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Where are the mini windows?

I recently installed Windows 7, converting from Vista. One nice feature of 7 is the small windows of all open explorer windows whenever I mouse over the explorer icon at the bottom of the screen. Now I see only a list when I mouse over. I don't know what I did to cause that. I would like to see the small windows insteat of the list. How can I do it.

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28 Dec 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Taskbar properties> enable aero peek


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28 Dec 2009   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sihman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I believe that you are referring to taskbar thumbnail previews of the opened windows. Do you have a Aero Theme selected? If you have one of the "Basic and High Contrast Themes" selected instead, then you will not have taskbar previews.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi sihman and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

How many explorer windows have you got open? There is only enough room to display 11 preview images of webpages. After that, you get a simple text list. When you close enough webpages so that you no longer have more than 11 open, you will find that the list will disappear to be replaced by the preview images again.
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28 Dec 2009   #5

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Thank you guys for your quick replies. I, however checked my taskbar properties and found that aero peak is enabled. Also, I used to be able to see these thumnains few dys ago and true when I had many windows open, I see a list istead of the thumnails. But now only see a list even if I have two ar three open.
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28 Dec 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

See Brink's post above about aero themes.
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28 Dec 2009   #7

windows 7
 
 

I am 63 years old and not very good at digging and finding answers. My computer skills is limited. Can some one please give some step by step directions to solve this problem?
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28 Dec 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Did you go here and read this? it should help you step by step.Theme - Change or Save
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28 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sihman View Post
Thank you guys for your quick replies. I, however checked my taskbar properties and found that aero peak is enabled. Also, I used to be able to see these thumnains few dys ago and true when I had many windows open, I see a list istead of the thumnails. But now only see a list even if I have two ar three open.

I guess, you are talking about this option "Task Bar Buttons" view. Please check the below link for screen shots of how to change it.

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable
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28 Dec 2009   #10

windows 7
 
 

Thank you guys, I got it now and problem is fixed.
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