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Windows 7: Taskbar icons act like I'm hovering over them when I'm not

01 Oct 2010   #11
aurens

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

It seems to be fixed now. I had already disabled most of my startup programs and services in msconfig, so I just went through them again. I disabled "FLEXnet Licensing Service" from my services and Google Update, Java Update, and an old install of Steam (it was trying to launch a steam.exe that didn't exist anymore) from my startup.

I haven't been testing very long, I will post back if it happens again.

Thanks for the help guys.


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02 Oct 2010   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aurens View Post
It seems to be fixed now. I had already disabled most of my startup programs and services in msconfig, so I just went through them again. I disabled "FLEXnet Licensing Service" from my services and Google Update, Java Update, and an old install of Steam (it was trying to launch a steam.exe that didn't exist anymore) from my startup.

I haven't been testing very long, I will post back if it happens again.

Thanks for the help guys.
Let us know if you have it fixed. A Guy
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02 Oct 2010   #13
aurens

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I've been using my PC all day and the taskbar hasn't messed up yet. I'm satisfied that it's fixed.

Thanks again.
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02 Oct 2010   #14
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great, glad if we helped

A Guy
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31 Jan 2014   #15
rafiqueniihara

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
I have this problems too

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aurens View Post
This started about a month or so ago. I don't remember changing or installing anything around that time, though.

Basically, my taskbar icons don't behave correctly. After I click anywhere on the taskbar, the taskbar acts like I never remove my cursor from the taskbar. Like icons keep that 'glow' on them as though my cursor were over them, and then they pop up a tooltip with the name of the window, or an unopened program's icon gets those little lines to the sides and the glowy bit at the edge as though I were hovering my mouse over it.

Here's a screenshot (I drew in the approximate location of my cursor at the time)


Furthermore, when this is happening, I can't hover over taskbar icons to get the window previews. It just shows a tooltip with the window name, or nothing if it's a group of icons. As far as I can tell my Aero settings are all fine, and I know I haven't changed them in at least a year. Here they are anyway:




The only way I can fix this is if I drag an icon so it displays the jumplist. Right-clicking to display the jumplist does not fix it. Only dragging does. Then all's well until the next time I launch via the taskbar. I can hover for window previews, there isn't a glow when there shouldn't be one, etc.

I have this problem too in my Windows 7... recently, I was trying Windows 8, it's come again!
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