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Windows 7: Aero Peek Wasn't Working, But Found Fix

01 Oct 2009   #11

windows 7

I am running windows 7 professional and my aeropeek recently quit working. out of the 3 things that need to be checked i do not have Enable desktop composition place even to check dose any one have a reason as to why it is missing.

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26 Oct 2009   #12

Win 7 Professional 32-bit

I find Alt+Tab to be far more useful than Aero Peek. The need to physically shake a window doesn't seem that useful to me.

I read an article that said when you highlight one open window, the others are suppose to be transparent. This isn't occurring for me. Is this supposed to be part of Aero?
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27 Oct 2009   #13

windows 7

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27 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I think we are discussing the wrong thing here, or at least two different things .

AeroPeek is the ability to see the desktop by hovering over the button at the far right of the taskbar. This will show Ghosts of the open windows.

AeroShake is the ability to hide all unused windows by shaking the active window This will take a fairly large shake action to activate as it is designed mainly for use with Multi-Touch
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27 Oct 2009   #15

Vista (Hate Win 7)

I am not 100% sure but its possible if you turn of the PIA Aero Snap, Aero Shake does not work.

Aero Shake is a hit and a miss for me, its random if it even works.

Both above Apps are pretty pointless IMO.
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23 Dec 2009   #16

Windows 7 Pro x64

Shaking the windows works for me, however like you I don't find it particularly helpful and can bring up windows just as quick using my mouse.
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08 Apr 2010   #17

windows 7

Check that your theme is an aero theme and not a normal theme. Themes are available in normal and aero and can be confusing. Set your theme as an aero theme and you should get the aero window working. Good luck.
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14 Apr 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate
Aero Peek and Shake doesn't work

Hi guys,

Recently I noticed that Aero Peek stop working. I've done everything you all said until now and still doesn't work. I'm not such a fan of Aero Shake but Aero Peek was somehow useful to me.

I attached a photo with the settings that I have done.....pls help me. Do you know what could be wrong outside of what you already said?

Have a nice day!

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14 Apr 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate

oh...I forgot to say (as you can notice from pict) that I can not check/unchecked "use aero peek ..." box
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07 Dec 2010   #20

windows 7 home premium 32bit

yeah i had that same problem, but after i shut down my computer and turned it back on it was working just fine again, try that
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