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Windows 7: Change notification area and disabling taskbar thumbn.

13 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Change notification area and disabling taskbar thumbn.

I'm not sure if this is possible. Is there a way to change the taskbar notification area to act just like the good old WinXP? I mean, when you click on the button to show hidden icons, slide to the left showing them all instead of opening that small window with them.

I have another question. I got my seven from "Windows® 7 Upgrade Option Program from HP". My version is the Home Premium, so no gpedit.msc.

I didn't find anywhere how to remove the taskbar thumbnail preview in Home Premium version. The regedit trick seems to not work.

thx in advance

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15 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7

I want the same thing... i really don't like that new hidden icons window like a preview. Is there any way to change the duration to show hidden icons? when u click the arrow it show's you that window for about 3 sec.
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 Change notification area and disabling taskbar thumbn.

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