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Windows 7: Turning of Task Bar Highlights

03 Jun 2009   #1

Windows XP/7
Turning of Task Bar Highlights

In windows 7 when i mouse over a task bar item, that item is illuminated. That's fine and dandy -- however -- when i move my mouse off of the task bar, that item stays illuminated. It's a minor annoyance, but it's still something that distracts me. Is there any way to turn it off?

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03 Jun 2009   #2
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64

Mine only illuminate during hover or if the application has focus.

I just noticed another interesting effect. When I hover over the Taskbar item, the highlight follows the cursor as I move it across the Taskbar icon. Pretty cool actually...

As for your situation, I would suspect a minor video driver issue. See if your video card manufacturer has a newer version?
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03 Jun 2009   #3

Windows XP/7

I already have the latest Nvidia drivers for my 7300GT.

Yes, i noticed how the light follows the mouse, my problem is that it stays there when i pull my mouse off of the task bar and until i put my mouse back on.

In fact, there seems to be two separate highlights. A bright white one for the active window, and one for the mouse.
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04 Jun 2009   #4

Win 7 (7100 x64); OS X 10.5.6

Yeah, I have this issue sometimes. I have no idea what triggers it, but it always seems fixed after a restart of explorer.exe.
Can be very annoying if you last had the mouse on an open program cos you end up with the aero peek window.
Might be fixed in 7201, will have to hope so, but it won't be easy to confirm/deny.
Running 7100 x64 with an nVidia 9600GT. Can't remember if it happened when I still had my 7300LE installed.
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04 Jun 2009   #5


I had this issue with the the RC, what build are you on?
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05 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 build 7100 x86

also had this intermittent issue on RC. restart explorer.exe to fix
(this was on intel 915 with basic theme)
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06 Jun 2009   #7


This popped up again on build 7201.
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