Windows 7 Taskbar - Stacked to Thumbnails (Open Programs)

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  1. ljcap

    ljcap New Member

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    This should be an easy fix but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to change the open taskbar programs from the "stacked" style to the "thumbnail" style. For example, I have open 3 different webpages and when I hover over the IE icon, I'd like to see the 3 different thumbnails rather than 3 stacked text boxes (in black) above each other.

    I know this one is going to be an easy fix so please be gentle on me. :redface:

    Cheers
    Laurie

    All sorted, essentially my video card doesn't support Aero effects. :(
     
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  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Hi Laurie

    Since no one has provided an answer, I'll give it a shot.

    First, I don't know what you mean by "thumbnail" view. And if your boxes are black, that's probably due to your video card.

    Finally, if you're opening 3 instances of Internet Explorer, I'd suggest you use the New Tab feature and all sites are displayed on the Internet explorer bar....no need to have a preview, simply click on the site you want to view.
     
  3. ljcap

    ljcap New Member

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    Hi,

    It was the video card in the end. When I went into Device Manager I noticed that the video driver was just a generic one. I had to go and find the correct driver and uninstall the generic one. I then had to Rate my Computer's Performance and all was fixed.

    Cheers
    Laurie
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Well, I'm glad you got it.

    Didn't even expect a reply since nobody else had given you on.
     

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