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03 Dec 2009   #21
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

This Advanced section is basically all for folder options.


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03 Dec 2009   #22
gregrocker

 

IMO this is one of the finest features of Windows 7.

You can have seven windows open, be downloading and running a Spreadsheet and find anything instantly by just running your mouse over the taskbar buttons, then click on the thumbnail you want open.

You can also clean up your desktop by clicking the red X to close in the thumbnail.

The buttons should not thumbnail unless you put the mouse on the button itself. If they are, then you have a bug of some kind which may be solved by running sfc /scannow to repair system files, or run a Repair install from the desktop.

Turning off genius features of Win7 before you become accustomed to them IMO seems like a really stodgy approach to the future.
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03 Dec 2009   #23
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Gregrocker, to each his own. I didn't know this forum was for judgments - I thought it was for assistance.
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03 Dec 2009   #24
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Although the actual switching off of the feature seems to be not working the option to change the delay time is on my system.

Link at bottom of page from my original link


You may want to try setting the delay switch to an extremely high number which should prevent the accidental triggering of previews

How to Adjust Taskbar Thumbnail Delay Time in Windows 7 - Tweaking with Vishal
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03 Dec 2009   #25
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
Gregrocker, to each his own. I didn't know this forum was for judgments - I thought it was for assistance.
I almost wrote something a bit similar a few minutes ago. It's pointless time-wasting to debate how someone wants their computer experience to be. What is poison to one is food to another. Let's all move on, please--I'm getting a headache from pointless arguing what's "best", or "right". I shouldn't have interjected my own questioning of someone's use of multiple copies of Firefox. I'm kicking myself smartly in the rear at this moment.
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03 Dec 2009   #26
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Dave, no worries. I used to do support a while back and would scratch my head over some of the things people wanted to do. Some of them actually had logical explanations, and once I would hear them, I'd see where they were coming from, even if I didn't necessarily agree with it. Regardless, I like a lot of the new features with Windows 7 and will use them as I learn about them. But there are some things in the line of work I do - a lot of research and SEO editing - where it makes life a LOT easier to have my taskbar items grouped a certain way. Fortunately, I found a tweak to the grouping problem in my other post (the one you'd commented on), and the hover problem is alleviated with that, as well, though not gone. Still, though, "taskbar tweaker" actually adds some functionalities that are useful. You may want to check it out - you may find something you like.

So again, to each his own. To those of you who have tried to offer assistance, I thank you. I'm sure you'll be hearing from me as I play with W7 more and more. I've only had it a day or so, so I have a LOT to learn. So far, though, I'm loving what I see!

Thanx again,
Jamie
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03 Dec 2009   #27
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Excellent Jamie,

It works perfectly
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03 Dec 2009   #28
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
Dave, no worries. I used to do support a while back and would scratch my head over some of the things people wanted to do. Some of them actually had logical explanations, and once I would hear them, I'd see where they were coming from, even if I didn't necessarily agree with it. Regardless, I like a lot of the new features with Windows 7 and will use them as I learn about them. But there are some things in the line of work I do - a lot of research and SEO editing - where it makes life a LOT easier to have my taskbar items grouped a certain way. Fortunately, I found a tweak to the grouping problem in my other post (the one you'd commented on), and the hover problem is alleviated with that, as well, though not gone. Still, though, "taskbar tweaker" actually adds some functionalities that are useful. You may want to check it out - you may find something you like.

So again, to each his own. To those of you who have tried to offer assistance, I thank you. I'm sure you'll be hearing from me as I play with W7 more and more. I've only had it a day or so, so I have a LOT to learn. So far, though, I'm loving what I see!

Thanx again,
Jamie

Cool--glad you are having fun with it. Maybe this (Win 7) will quiet the Apple fanbois a bit?? On further thought--NOTHING could get them to temper their zealous love of all things-Apple, could it? LOL!
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03 Dec 2009   #29
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
Gregrocker, to each his own. I didn't know this forum was for judgments - I thought it was for assistance.
Yes, without passing judgement I help as many as a dozen members a day here with the highwire act of successfully removing Win7 from a dual boot, even jumping their Win7 over a data partition into the deleted XP/Vista first partition. Some I have stayed up overnight helping, even on the phone, so that the success rate is close to 100% on what had been considered a near-impossible operation.....

.....but I still have an opinion. Don't you think a volunteer is entitled to that?
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03 Dec 2009   #30
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Well, you're certainly entitled to it, as we all are.

But just FYI, I'm not one of the "guys," but one of the "ladies."

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