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Windows 7: Taskbar application preview does not appear over the active program

06 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 64 bit
Taskbar application preview does not appear over the active program

Hello, this is my first time using this forum so I apologize if I do something wrong.

So normally, whenever I hover my mouse over a program located on the taskbar, I get a preview screen showing what is currently being viewed on that program. I can still get that, however, it never shows itself above the active program (last program I've clicked).

This happens with each and every program I have opened and tried. I tested the method of having the active program sitting in a place where it would only slightly conceal the preview (not maximized). Then having inactive programs (I've clicked on something else besides them last) behind the active one and the preview. Then I can see that that the preview will cover all inactive programs but the active program will still cover the preview.

I hope I've detailed what's happening well enough. I don't remember when this first started happening but I do know that it is not supposed to function like this. The preview should always be visible and on top no matter if there are active programs or not.

I also tried to get a picture of it happening, but it's kinda hard to take a picture of something that requires the active program to not hide itself (like snipping tool does).

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06 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

Why don't you just hit the PrtScn key and paste the image into a paint program.
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06 Dec 2015   #3

Windows 64 bit

Never actually used that button before, but hey I got a picture now. When the application is maximized, the preview is not visible at all.

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