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Windows 7: Aero Peek

12 Dec 2008   #1
AngryDog

Win7
 
 
Aero Peek

I been using Win7 latest pre-beta for about a week. Today I noticed that Aero Peek no longer works. By that I mean the little rectangle on the task bar won't let me see translucent boxes and the desktop. It was working when I first installed. Whe are the registery settings? The preview checkbox is checked and I am running Areo theme. If I click it it will minimize the windows just no mouse over peeking.


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12 Dec 2008   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Try to create a new account to see if it works on a fresh one, it worked for me when Aero Snap mysteriously stopped working, all I did then was copy all my files to the new account and deleted the first one. It's not the best fix I know but it was the quickest way at the time.
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12 Dec 2008   #3
AngryDog

Win7
 
 

Grim
That does work but what files or registry entries does it change to get it working again? I did some looking but I can't figure it out.
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12 Dec 2008   #4
AngryDog

Win7
 
 
Found the Answer

I kept palying around and looking for what the changes were when creating a new logon and I found why iy quit working. I had made some changes under the Performance Options. I was using Custom Settings and found this to be the culprit.

Under Performance Options, Custom, Animate controls and elements inside windows. I this is unchecked Aero Peek quits working. If it's checked it starts working once again. Took some digging but it payed off.

So again it needs to be checked for Aero Peek to work.
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12 Dec 2008   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad to see you sorted it out.
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14 Dec 2008   #6
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

hi all.......

how do i make my windows appear like this..??
-aero-p.jpg

i thought it would just be a case of opening multiple windows but mine don't go like that..?? is there something other than the blue badge kit that needs to be enabled...
thx...


SK


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14 Dec 2008   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello SK.

This is what I get in 6801 with IE maximized and a couple other windows open.

-peek.jpg


Later Ted


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14 Dec 2008   #8
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

thats it!!!!...

i cant get that..?? this is what i see...
-poi.png

it cant be the fact that im using FF3...??


SK


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14 Dec 2008   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hell SK.

What is this set to? r click the peek button.

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Later Ted


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14 Dec 2008   #10
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

its set to ''preview desktop''.......?? strange a....


SK
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