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Windows 7: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

20 Jan 2010   #10
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi Des,
I would suggest taking a look at option 1


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22 Jan 2010   #11
desolator4u

Win 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Hi Des,
I would suggest taking a look at option 1
I skipped over it cause I like to do my tweaks manually. I did try the program though, and it still doesn't make the preview come up (it was enabled by default) but it had some nice options that i'll be sticking with, such as middle click on item in taskbar to close it.
I suppose thumbnail previews is another feature like Aero that my gfx doesn't support....
Too bad, coz I don't like the apps i've seen that emulate it.


~Des
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02 Feb 2010   #12
medicoanonimo

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Hello
I have windows 7 Home premium and none of those have worked for me, only the one choosing an "aero free" theme, but I enjoy using the Scrolling of windows..

What else do you recomend?

Thank you
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02 Feb 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Medicoanonimo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What happened when you tried the other methods? Usually OPTION ONE works the best.

Did you restart the computer after trying OPTION THREE?
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01 Apr 2010   #14
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
7 Taskbar Tweaker Messed Up my System

Hello,

Over the weekend, I was fiddling around with this, and I tried using 7 Taskbar Tweaker. Not only did it not do what I wanted (show the Taskbar preview windows in list form instead of thumbnails), but it also turned off my Quick Launch Toolbar. Not only did it turn it off, but it prevented the Quick Launch Toolbar from staying on; I know because I turned it back on, then later rebooted my system, and my Quick Launch Toolbar was gone again, even though I had turned the thumbnail views back on.

In summary, I would not recommend using 7 Taskbar Tweaker, because most of the settings it changes you can do yourself by using the Windows 7 Taskbar options menus. Furthermore, I would not want anyone else to run the risk of messing up their system permanently, as it did to mine.

Luckily, I had a Macrium Reflect backup image that I had created a couple of weeks ago, so I used that (with great results, btw), and got my system back and working properly again.

Good luck, and please let me know if you have a way to keep "Aero Peek", but as a list instead of thumbnails.

Best regards,

~Antonio
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02 Apr 2010   #15
desolator4u

Win 7 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod View Post

In summary, I would not recommend using 7 Taskbar Tweaker, because most of the settings it changes you can do yourself by using the Windows 7 Taskbar options menus. Furthermore, I would not want anyone else to run the risk of messing up their system permanently, as it did to mine.
Sorry to hear that, but I find 7 Taskbar Tweaker to be a light weight and awesome little app i've been using for a few months now since I found it here. I used it to un-grounp all similar taskbar items that use the same program (so I can reorganize them without restrictions), bring back the classic right click menu and use the middle mouse click to close windows and apps quickly from the taskbar.

~Des
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07 May 2010   #16
moinmoin

Win 7
 
 

Option Five:
Start the regedit.
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
New: DWORD (32-bit)
Name: TaskbarNoThumbnail
Value: 1

*edit* don't work, sorry
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07 May 2010   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MoinMoin,

Sorry, but that option that worked in Vista no longer works in Windows 7.
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07 May 2010   #18
moinmoin

Win 7
 
 

Yes i have test it now. You're right.
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23 Nov 2010   #19
kdm1230

i have windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
using option 4

Hey folks!

I tried option 4 to enable the windows toobar preview and
they had downloads; so I downloaded the file (enabling one) and unzipped the file and double clicked on it. It asked me if I wanted to continue so I clicked okay which i think added the registry into my computer.

Since then, display on my internet explorer and some folders look really weird.
Just to give you guys an idea, if i go on a google or hotmail, every tabs are surrounded by the box with thick line and the colors of the texts are blue or green where it is supposed to be black.

I tried chaning the display theme on personalization tab under control panel and that did not fix it. I am clueless.
This is starting to really bothering me a lottttt because I just bought a new laptop and this thing is making things look so funky.

does anyone have a solution to this?
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