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18 Jun 2009   #11
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you right-click the taskbar you can de-select 'Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop'. This might help for #2


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18 Jun 2009   #12
jackoneill123

Windows XP SP3/Windows 7 7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
the movie was just an example.
here you have a better example:
you download multiple files
you install a game software,
you browse a news site and want to know in a quickly if it changed.
there is so many reasons to enable this feature, I'm sure that resources comes to mind when talking about such a thing, but at least give us the option
most of us have computer that can handle it.




well thats the thing, if you leave this windows open in the background it does exactly that, shows you a live preview, the problem starts when
you minimize the windows.


you must be using a different version of 7, because for me that normally works... when i open a video in wmp, minimize the player and put the mouse cursor on the wmp icon on the taskbar, it shows me a live preview in a small window... even if i use windows key+tab to 3d switch between windows it continues to play...even if a youtube video is playing..
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18 Jun 2009   #13
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

I don't get what's the complaining about? Just don't minimize the window. Heck, ever since Windows 7, i never minimize anything lol, theres no need to for me. The reason why you can't see minimized video previews is because once you minimize a program, Windows only uses a thumbnail image in order to conserve resources. If you don't minimize anything, you should be fine.
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18 Jun 2009   #14
cooler

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackoneill123 View Post
you must be using a different version of 7, because for me that normally works... when i open a video in wmp, minimize the player and put the mouse cursor on the wmp icon on the taskbar, it shows me a live preview in a small window... even if i use windows key+tab to 3d switch between windows it continues to play...even if a youtube video is playing..
lol, dunno what to say...it doesnt work dude :/ when you go to window preview, from superbar, you should get a window on the screen(preview), but you get only image(from when you last time minimized that window), so if its there some progres bar or something live (like video) you will see like its "freezed".. so all point of window preview is...ahh Microsoft always fails somewhere
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18 Jun 2009   #15
cooler

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by napilopez View Post
I don't get what's the complaining about? Just don't minimize the window. Heck, ever since Windows 7, i never minimize anything lol, theres no need to for me. The reason why you can't see minimized video previews is because once you minimize a program, Windows only uses a thumbnail image in order to conserve resources. If you don't minimize anything, you should be fine.
first of all, we dont talk only about video(WMP)....ALL windows are only images if they are minimized, and not to minimize window..O_O WTF ?!?!
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18 Jun 2009   #16
jackoneill123

Windows XP SP3/Windows 7 7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cooler View Post
lol, dunno what to say...it doesnt work dude :/ when you go to window preview, from superbar, you should get a window on the screen(preview), but you get only image(from when you last time minimized that window), so if its there some progres bar or something live (like video) you will see like its "freezed".. so all point of window preview is...ahh Microsoft always fails somewhere
im telling you, i dont get a still image, but live video with wmp, i have it the way i describe it lol... but with browser its different... if i dont minimize it and just open a different app and look at the superbar preview, its live... but if i minimze the browser, it isnt and just a picture..i dont see whay with video it works but with other things not
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18 Jun 2009   #17
cooler

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackoneill123 View Post
im telling you, i dont get a still image, but live video with wmp, i have it the way i describe it lol... but with browser its different... if i dont minimize it and just open a different app and look at the superbar preview, its live... but if i minimze the browser, it isnt and just a picture..i dont see whay with video it works but with other things not
hmm.. just checked..(a was on vista when this thread started) When a window is minimized: WMP works in both way, when you get a litle thumbnail, it shows nicely, and when you get "big" preview(when put mouse over thumbnail) it shows live picture(Gom player doesnt work at all), but...for the rest (like some progres bar)...doesnt work...its only image.. NO LIVE PREVIEW in both way
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18 Jun 2009   #18
cooler

Windows 7
 
 

btw...when you get a preview acros screen...of WMP.. edges of window is strange..like its aero off on that particular window
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19 Jun 2009   #19
Orbital Shark

 
 

It seems that only Video shows a live preview when WMP is minimised, Music just shows a static image (best tested at the end of a track). It must be programmed into Windows as the only 'real' need for a live preview is Video, i never sit watching Music or documents LOL

Installers can be a pain in the a$$ having to maximize all the time
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19 Jun 2009   #20
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
It seems that only Video shows a live preview when WMP is minimised, Music just shows a static image (best tested at the end of a track). It must be programmed into Windows as the only 'real' need for a live preview is Video, i never sit watching Music or documents LOL

Installers can be a pain in the a$$ having to maximize all the time
I feel the same way about downloads!
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