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Windows 7: Aero Peek not working?

09 Jan 2010   #1
jemping

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Aero Peek not working?

Hi everyone,

I got a problem with the Aero Peek in Win7.
I don't know what happened, but suddenly I cannot peek my Safari. (see picture attached)

Any other programs can be peeked on.

And also, my Safari usually works along with UAC (i.e. no prompt when trying to open the web browser), but now, every time I try to use Safari, I will get prompted about UAC.

What do you all think the problem is?

Thanks, guys.




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09 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Does Aero Peek work with your other programs?

As I understand, Safari is giving you the trouble.

Perhaps a System Restore will help.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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09 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jemping View Post
Hi everyone,

I got a problem with the Aero Peek in Win7.
I don't know what happened, but suddenly I cannot peek my Safari. (see picture attached)

Any other programs can be peeked on.

And also, my Safari usually works along with UAC (i.e. no prompt when trying to open the web browser), but now, every time I try to use Safari, I will get prompted about UAC.

What do you all think the problem is?

Thanks, guys.
If it were me, I would follow Jonathans instructions. In lieu of that I would try to uninstall and then install again.

Possibly, even better, if Safari is like IE, set it back to defaults.
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09 Jan 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Your getting the UAC prompt is because every time Safari is running as Administrator and it's not a bad thing. If you right click and go to Properties of Safari shortcut icon under Compatibility Tab you can see Run as admin would be checked. You could try to reinstall Safari to see whether that makes a difference.

Hope this helps
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09 Jan 2010   #5
Tommy Trauma

W7 Pro/clean install
 
 

Speaking of peek for a moment. Does'nt 7 give you the thumbnails like Vista did, or am I missing a setting or something. All I get in peek is a window description.

EDIT: Never mind. Found by changing the taskbar buttons option to "never combine fixed it.


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09 Jan 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tommy Trauma View Post
Speaking of peek for a moment. Does'nt 7 give you the thumbnails like Vista did, or am I missing a setting or something. All I get in peek is a window description.
That's because Aero is not enabled. Search for Aero in the start menu and change the theme. If you get a link that says troubleshoot problems with Aero, click it.
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09 Jan 2010   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi Tommy,

You could make sure its Aero Peek Preview is enabled

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

Even if you enable if you have still issues you could try the self troubleshooting in Windows 7

Guided Help: Troubleshoot Aero problems in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Captain
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09 Jan 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Jack's second link better describes what I was trying to say.
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09 Jan 2010   #9
jemping

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the help Jonathan.
I did what you say, and voila, problem's gone.

Thanks a bunch.
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22 Aug 2010   #10
monelikemal

window 7 Ultimate
 
 
aero peek is not working

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