Windows 7 mouse over on a taskbar icon

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  1. dido41

    dido41 New Member

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    When I mouse over on an active icon in the taskbar, say internet explorer. I get text that pops up instead of an icon showing what I have opened. Is there a way to change this from a text popup to a window icon pop up?

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  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Turn on Aero interface !



    1. Right click on the Start button and click on Properties, or right click on any empty space on the Taskbar and click on Properties.

    2. Go to the Taskbar tab.

    3. To turn on Desktop Preview, check and tick the Use Desktop Preview checkbox.



    Click on OK.
     
  3. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Also, if you have too many IE windows/tabs open, there will be only titles instead of previews. :)
     
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    dido41 New Member

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    I do not have anything that says desktop preview. my desktop computer has no problem, but with my laptop i just get the titles.
     
  5. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

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    Not do I but, fwiw, Do you have Aero running?. Taskbar window previews won't work unless your computer is running Windows Aero. Aero is not available in Windows 7 Home editions.
     

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