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Windows 7: Taskbar

23 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7

New to Windows 7 and at first when I hovered over the task bar icons with my cursor it showed the window, but in miniature. Now though it just shows in font what it is, not the actual window. How did this change and how can I get it back to show the mini window of what that program is i am running? thanks

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23 Mar 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Keguerin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that it taskbar thumbnail previews is enabled. Be sure to also check the items in the red WARNING box in the tutorial as well.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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07 Apr 2010   #3


hay Brink
Very nice tutorial ...
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