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Windows 7: Basic Theme Visual ToolTip?

18 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 
Basic Theme Visual ToolTip?

Well i just got windows 7 and as i figured it dose not like my graphics card (Nor did Windows Vista). This is becuase Intel is to lazy to make a WDDM driver for the 915 chipset (I have a Dell B130)

This is the start of my probelm do to the fact that the Windows 7 Basic theme is UGLY... So i went about and found the Deep Blue theme of it. That helped and now it looks nicer.

Next i downloaded "TrueTransparecy" to make my windows look tranparent. All is well... But sadly the little box that shows up when you hover the mouse over a program and then shows the programs name or tabs is very annoying... Its ugly and in the way. Can i turn that off? or is there a program that i can use like TrueTransparecy for windows 7 that will allow me to replace it with Windows Previews (Like Vista Transformation pack... And VisualToolTip)?

Also... Im new!

Here is a picture of the thing im talking about i wish to change... (attached)



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18 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitchell4500 View Post
Well i just got windows 7 and as i figured it dose not like my graphics card (Nor did Windows Vista). This is becuase Intel is to lazy to make a WDDM driver for the 915 chipset (I have a Dell B130)

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Also... Im new!
Welcome to Seven Forums, Michael4500!

First, the driver problem, maybe we can get rid of the ugly basic theme. Are you using the drivers from Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family - Chipset information and downloads ? They may help.
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18 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Yes i have the drivers installed. My WEI is a 1.0 becuase of my grapics not supporting aero. Unless there is some sort of software i dont know about. But i have googled and googled looking for WDDM drivers for intel 915 and there appently is no such thing.

Thanks for the fast reply!
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18 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

OK, now let me look around here for a tutorial that might help with the problem of displaying the program names when you hover.

BRB (may take a minute, there are a LOT of tutorials here...
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18 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Thanks! I tryed to search but i didnt see anything... Mabey im blind...

Also do you happen to know of any programs like visualtooltip (vista and XP only) for Windows 7. I downloaded it to try it out and it ran but the previews never showed up. Mabey if i disable the list they will... Hmm.
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18 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitchell4500 View Post
Thanks! I tryed to search but i didnt see anything... Mabey im blind...

Also do you happen to know of any programs like visualtooltip (vista and XP only) for Windows 7. I downloaded it to try it out and it ran but the previews never showed up. Mabey if i disable the list they will... Hmm.
No joy if you cannot change the setting for "enable desktop composition" - it is off now, from your screenshot, and if it is turned on, you will get thumbnail pictures of the tabs.

Go to Control Panel > view by small icons > System > Advanced System Settings > Performance. "Enable desktop composition" is the fifth one down. See if you can check it.

As for Visual Tooltip, check out Chris'n'Soft » Visual Tooltip and see if that's what you're looking for.
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18 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

It is checked yet still no preview. Also that program is what i was talking about. It dose not support windows 7.
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18 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitchell4500 View Post
It is checked yet still no preview. Also that program is what i was talking about. It dose not support windows 7.
I was able to duplicate what you see.

At the very bottom of the Performance settings is "Use visual styles on windows and buttons". See if that is checked. It probably isn't. See if you can check it.
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18 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

They are all checked. My main goal is to get the gray box with the programs listed to go away. (the picture) and if possible replace i with window previews.
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18 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I'm out of ideas, Mitchell. It looks like the Intel problems are preventing you from seeing the pictures since you cannot run an Aero theme. Sorry.

BTW - What is your system's Windows Experience Index?

One last gasp:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/1...graphics-card/

(Always back up your registry first, of course.)
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