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Windows 7: Superbar thumbnails flicker on hover, unable to use aer

27 Sep 2009   #1
agarciamog

 
 
Superbar thumbnails flicker on hover, unable to use aer

Recently the thumbnail previews, when hovering over a task, seem to flicker on and then off. The thumbnail won't reappear unless I move the mouse over the same superbar item, but only for a second before disappearing again. I never have enough time to move my mouse over the thumbnail image and use aero peek to preview the window. I have already run the trouble shooting tool, "Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects." No problems are found, however. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

EDIT:
I have discovered that the peek at desktop feature works just fine. When I toggle, check or uncheck, the peek at desktop and then hover over a taskbar item, it works fine as well. As soon as I click anywhere on the screen, the thumbnails and peek go haywire, again. Toggling on or off the peek at desktop feature returns functionallity once
again, but as stated before, clicking anywhere causes the problem to return.


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27 Sep 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Agarciamog, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean how long the thumbnail preview windows stay open for a pinned taskbat icon like below, then you might see if this is related.

Mouse Hover Time - Change

Superbar thumbnails flicker on hover, unable to use aer-thumbnails.jpg

For the Aero Peek feature:
Aero Peek - Change Delay Time to Preview Desktop

Hope this helps some,
Shawn


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27 Sep 2009   #3
agarciamog

 
 

Thanks Brink.

However, those suggestions don't exactly fix the issue I've been having. The problem is that when I hold the pointer over a task on the task bar, the image flickers on and then off. I can't move my mouse over the thumbnail to preview the window because it disappears before I have a chance to hover over it to use peek. I've also noticed that when I hover over an item in Windows Explorer, say in my library and I hover my mouse over the Documents Library in the right pane, that when a tooltip comes up, it flickers on and then off. I think the issues are linked by hover. It's odd really. It was fine one day, and the next there it was.
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27 Sep 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you see if restoring or increasing the default time in the tutorial below helped?

Mouse Hover Time - Change

If you did, then you can do a repair install without losing anything.
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27 Sep 2009   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

This seems like a mouse bug or something, since it all relates to the mouse hovering.

Open up command prompt (run as admin) and type:
Code:
sfc /scannow
Post results.

~Lordbob
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28 Sep 2009   #6
agarciamog

 
 

It's attached Lordbob.
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28 Sep 2009   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Wow, I have never seen that before. What did the command prompt say?

~Lordbob
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28 Sep 2009   #8
agarciamog

 
 

If your surprised imagine how I feel. Here's the output...


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Superbar thumbnails flicker on hover, unable to use aer-comand-prompt-output.png 
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28 Sep 2009   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Agarciamog,

I would just do a repair install in this case. It should fix it for you without losing anything.
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28 Sep 2009   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Ah, that is all i needed. I don't need the details, just that it found corrupted files.

Repair install (as shawn said) is necessary.
If this cannot fix it, then you will need to reinstall.

~Lordbob
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