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Windows 7: Unable to turn off Taskbar Thumbnail

21 Apr 2009   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Moffasin View Post
Sorry if I wasnt being clear, I mean if there are enough pictures that the combined width of them is wider than my screen is, it becomes text instead of images.
Oh ok. Yes, that would be normal for Windows 7 to condense it down like that when that happens. LOL, another workaround I suppose.


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21 Apr 2009   #22
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I'm not on a 7 box right now, but if you go to apperance and performance section(not sure where that is) there's a whole list of items you can check/uncheck. One of them there allows you to turn off the thumbnails.

(I'm pretty sure I saw it on my 7077 build at home, recently)
Yes I have it, trouble is that it doesnt work in 7077 :/
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21 Apr 2009   #23
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Oh ok. Yes, that would be normal for Windows 7 to condense it down like that when that happens. LOL, another workaround I suppose.
Yeah, guess I'll just have to have 15 of everything open
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22 Apr 2009   #24
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I must have been thinking of my 7068 build that turned it off. I tried it last night, and you're right it doesn't work, the option is there, it just does nothing. =/
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22 Apr 2009   #25
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Tried Windows 7 Basic theme, but it just looks horrible. :/
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22 Apr 2009   #26
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I must have been thinking of my 7068 build that turned it off. I tried it last night, and you're right it doesn't work, the option is there, it just does nothing. =/
The option your referring to is to turn of the saving of thumbnails. This is only a space-saving option

Pity, as it's a very valid idea


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22 Apr 2009   #27
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Nope, I'm talking about the "aero peek" potion, which in build 7077 does nothing, but does actually work in earlier builds (not sure which though).

edit: ignore that, aero peek is for the alt+tab, and it does work.

Guess I'm just losing my mind, I could have sworn I managed to get the thumbnails to go away without getting rid of aero completely.

one more edit: Yea, I'm insane, I just checked a 7000 build and there's no option for that, short of turning off the visual styles. the "Enable Aero peek" isn't even there on 7k. lol
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22 Apr 2009   #28
Orbital Shark

 
 

Sorry, must have misunderstood

Strange, i'm sure i've had it working on 7077. Not any more though, and i'm running the cleanest install due to a virus that i mentioned in the chillout zone under the 4gb thread.
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25 Apr 2009   #29
Moffasin

Windows 7 7600 x64
 
 

Just thought i'd confirm that this doesnt work on 7100 either..
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25 Apr 2009   #30
Orbital Shark

 
 

I've had a bit of a play (and new install of 7100) and can confirm that the Aero peek feature does work, you just need to hover the mouse over the taskbar thumbnail to see it in action.

So, hover over icon, then hover over thumbnail. Works best if you have multiple IE sessions open at once.

Hope this help
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