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Windows 7: I dont see thumbnail preview pictures on taskbar.

21 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7
I dont see thumbnail preview pictures on taskbar.

I just received my new laptop, a dell inspiron 15z with Windows 7 home premium 64-bit. I have seen and read about thumbnail preview pictures popping up when you hover the mouse over a program on the taskbar like multiple internet windows for example. When i try and hover my cursor over the taskbar, only word listings pop up of the different windows i have for that program. I would like to get it so that i can see a picture preview of the window, as well as when i hover my mouse over one of the previews, that it displays it full screen like ive seen done for other people. Any help?

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21 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello Brad, Welcome!

This means that Aero is not enabled. Right-click on My Computer and hit Properties. You will see Windows Experience Rating. You will need to hit refresh, and troubleshoot problems with Aero.

There are a few possibilities:
  1. All you need to do is hit Refresh
  2. You need a new driver for your graphics card
  3. Your graphics card is not powerful enough
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21 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP


Also check the Visual effects listings in Computer>Properties>Advanced options.

There is a box that needs to be checked there.

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21 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7

Hey thanks Jonathon, i went where you told me, and i had to run the experience rating and after it was done rating my computer, the thumbnails worked! thanks
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