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Windows 7: Mouse Over taskbar windows going to desktop.

19 Jan 2011   #1
stephengenge

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
Mouse Over taskbar windows going to desktop.

Can anyone help me? I recently had my computer reformatted and now when i mouse over an icon and then mouse over the mini-view of the full window, it brings up that window, and minimizes everything else. Then when i move the cursor everything goes back to normal. ITS SO ANNOYING!

Any suggestions?


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19 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

That's the way Windows 7 works, it's called a taskbar thumbnail preview.

Here's a tutorial to disable it: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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19 Jan 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stephen,

This Aero feature is called "taskbar thumbnail live preview", and it is suppose to do this by default. As you described, it allows you to see a quick preview of any opened window from it's taskbar thumbnail that you have the mouse point hovered on.

If you like though, using step 3 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below will effectively disable this feature.

Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview - Change Delay Time

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Jan 2011   #4
stephengenge

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

1000_Sec_Taskbar_Live_Preview_Delay_Time.reg

I tried to do it manually but i think i put it in the wrong folder, i used the 1000sec...reg and it worked like a charm!

Thanks!
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19 Jan 2011   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Stephen.
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