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Windows 7: Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

29 Aug 2009   #60
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thejackr View Post
indeed i have, and it was ok until i got the RTM of 7
Did you do a clean or upgrade install to the RTM? It may be one of those upgrade issues where something corrupted in the process.


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30 Aug 2009   #61
thejackr

windows 7 Professional
 
 
Aero peek

Clean i'm afraid, wish it was that easy.
All seems to check out ok visually with settings so must be something under the hood.

will continue to meddle and intefere with the OS. will let kyou know if i get any joy
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30 Aug 2009   #62
thejackr

windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have fixed it! go to advanced system settings -> performance -> settings and put a tick in Save taskbar thumbnail Previews.
for some reason it works with but not without.
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30 Aug 2009   #63
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jack,

Strange, I have that option unchecked in Advanced System Settings, and the taskbar option is not grayed out for me. Here's a copy of what I have set there so you can compare to see if it may be something else as well.

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30 Aug 2009   #64
thejackr

windows 7 Professional
 
 
peek not working

must be something else messing with it but as soon as i put the tick in the box, the oprion was no longeer greyed out and it worked.
i will continue to dig for your sake
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04 Oct 2009   #65
Zamu

Windows 7
 
 
Aero peek keyboard shortcut

When I enable Aero peek it works fine when hovering or clicking the button in the taskbar. It also works when hitting the key combination <Win>+<Space>.

When I disable Aero peek nothing happens when clicking or hovering the button in the taskbar, as expected. But, the key combination <Win>+<Space> still does Aero peek!

That irritates me to no end since I would like to bind that key combination to something else. The perferct solution for me would be to just disable the keyboard shortcut and still have the button in the taskbar work.

Suggestions are welcome!
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04 Oct 2009   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zamu, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use the tutorial below to disable the Windows Key shortcut, but it disables all Windows Key shortcuts and not just this one.

Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Oct 2009   #67
Zamu

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for the quick reply, but there are some of the Win+X shortcuts I use extensively, so unless someone discovers a registry hack at some point, I guess I will have to accept that Win+Space is now occupied by Windows
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18 Oct 2009   #68
samw5

Win7
 
 

Anyone solved this yet? I'm having the same exact issue as described, been running 7700 (RTM) since August with an ATI Radeon 4870 1GB.

Now the Aero Peek Preview option is checked but greyed out. I've tried all drivers known to man and after some serious messing around here is what I found.

I was able to get it working once I fully uninstalled the ATI driver, then remove the driver from the Device Manager.
Upon the first reboot Win7 will auto detect the card and install the default driver. You will at the point need to restart the machine once more.
Upon the next reboot the system works as expected with no issues with the peek feature.
Then as soon as the system is rebooted the feature gets disabled again.

Anyone else able to replicate the steps above so that we can hopefully troubleshoot this annoyance once in for all.
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22 Oct 2009   #69
scooterdog

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thejackr View Post
I have fixed it! go to advanced system settings -> performance -> settings and put a tick in Save taskbar thumbnail Previews.
for some reason it works with but not without.
Many thanks thejackr - I had the exact same problem (WEI of 4.5, greyed out Aero Peek but check-marked) and the registry entry didn't work, but your suggestion actually did!

I may have been some registry editing I've been doing thanks to the good folks here (love the customization options) and it's nice to have Aero Peek working agin.

Thanks again!
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