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Windows 7: Superbar won't show separate tabs for browsers when hovering

15 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
Superbar won't show separate tabs for browsers when hovering

Earlier today I was pinning some shortcuts to the superbar (wordpad, My Computer, Godmode) and now, for some reason, when I open Firefox, Chrome, or Opera, the superbar won't combine the tabs together, so instead of hovering over the icon for the browser and getting the different tabs to pop up, only the open tab pops up above the icon. But it works fine for Internet Explorer, open windows folders, and wordpad/notepad. Those icons pop up the multiple open documents when hovering. But the browsers won't show multiple tabs when hovering.

What could have happened and how can I fix this? I checked the options for the superbar and it is set to "always combine, hide labels".

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15 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello tgfyhre

Try this for firefox Aero thumbnails for firefox tabs and this for chrome Tabbed Browsers are MESSED UP in W7!

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15 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium

Thanks for the links. Okay I got Firefox and Opera working by following the links, but not Chrome. And the thing is, I never had these options checked in the browsers before, they just worked. So what could have happened to change how this worked?

It makes me wonder if something got messed up somehow. I never had to enable this in my browsers before today.

EDIT: okay I've got Chrome working now too. For others who might end up here with the same problem, here's what I did with each browser:


Make a shortcut with the following added at the end of the location:



- type opera:config in the address bar
- scroll down and open user prefs
- enable "Use Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnails"


- type about:config in the address bar
- set browser.taskbar.previews.enable to true

Still not sure what happened in the first place though. Thanks for the assistance. If anybody knows what might have caused this to happen, please feel free to comment.
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