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Windows 7: Aero Peek was not showing Desktop, fixed it.

24 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Aero Peek was not showing Desktop, fixed it.

My Aero Peek was working fine (Windows 7 Ultimate) except not showing desktop. The checkbox on the taskbar properties asking "Preview Desktop with Aero Peek" was fixed, not changing.

So corrected it, now it's working. Just informing how I did it.

from this I got the registry entry for Aero Peek.

Aero Peek - Change Delay Time to Preview Desktop

He has told to change the value or the registry Key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Item : DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime

But it wasn't present in my box.
My computer's registry showed "DisablePreviewDesktop". I changed it's value from 0 to 1 in hexadecimal and it started working i.e, Aero Peek started showing desktop.

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thanks for the info.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Aero Peek was not showing Desktop, fixed it.

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