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Windows 7: Preview Display In Taskbar

17 May 2009   #1
Geek Wannabee

windows 7
 
 
Preview Display In Taskbar

I had some trouble with projecting my monitor to my TV, which I've sorted thanks to John Galt. Since fiddling with my drivers I have a different issue. Nothing is wrong but when I mouse over to the task bar, to the browser icon, I don't get the small screen previews like I did when I first installed Windows 7. They just stack up with written info like with XP.

Any thoughts?


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17 May 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Geek Wannabee,

How many tabs do you have open in Internet Explorer at the time? If you have a lot open, then you run out of room for the thumbnail previews and it places them in a jump list instead until you close more tabs and they can fit again. Do your other items on the taskbar have preview thumbnails for them when they are open?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 May 2009   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

To give you an indication, on my system I can have 11 IE tabs open and they display as thumbnails. Having 12 or more open, they no longer display as thumbnails, but as a jump list. This is perfectly normal, but the actual number where the display changes from thumbnails to jump list will vary according to the size of your screen and the resolution you are using.
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17 May 2009   #4
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

could also be a simple thing like not having an aero theme
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17 May 2009   #5
ronalde

Windows 7 RC Ultimate Build 7100 X64
 
 

On the taskbar-properties check for " Taskbar Buttons: Always combine, hide labels".
I think you'll get further from there...

Greetz Ronald
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18 May 2009   #6
Geek Wannabee

windows 7
 
 

I don't get the preview browser windows even with only one or two windows open. I checked the combine always hide tab and nada. Thanks for the input!
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18 May 2009   #7
ronalde

Windows 7 RC Ultimate Build 7100 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geek Wannabee View Post
I don't get the preview browser windows even with only one or two windows open. I checked the combine always hide tab and nada. Thanks for the input!
"Nada" as in "the function is enabled"?
You got the Windows Aero Theme? Is Themes even enabled in Services.msc?

Greetz Ronald E
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18 May 2009   #8
pat247

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with redsoxm16, it is an aero thing. Happened to me once when I changed to classic windows desktop.
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18 May 2009   #9
Geek Wannabee

windows 7
 
 

Nada as in no change. I did 'restart' themes in services.msc as suggested and still my browser preview is the same as before with no mini window of the open browser windows. It's gotta be something simple. Thanks for taking the time.
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18 May 2009   #10
Geek Wannabee

windows 7
 
 

I downloaded the latest updates and things are back to normal...thanks again!
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