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taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick

Q: taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick

Hey everybody i hope you guys will help me solving this annoying issue when i hover the mouse over the taskbar icons the preview of an open file pops preview vanish too pop-up taskbar and description quick up but only a fraction of a second normally the preview used to stay open as long as i point the cursor on it as the preview vanishes immediately i cannot switch between open files anymore by using this taskbar preview feature i recognized two more things that maybe belong taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick to together with my dexcribed problem the pop-up description of a file vanishes also too quickly taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick with pop-up description i mean that tiny box that shows up when i hover the mouse over it and contains the name or some information of the file it vanishes also way too quickely than it did normally the other thing is when i open e g firefox it is always in the background despite it is the activated application with background i mean that i must always click into the window before i can type something in my google start page some days ago when i opened firefox i could always start typing immediately without quot activating quot the window and the funny thing is when click on taskbar and hover over the icons the preview function works perfectly normal all these things used to work properly some days ago but i needed to format c and reinstall win now the preview feature isn't working properly anymore which is really strange i already looked for some online help but i could only find hints concerning how to enable or disable the previews or how to change mouse hover time before a pop-up displays the solutions were always just simple clicks within the control panel or a change in the registry maybe this issue is to solve as easy as these ones Thanks a lot oli

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A: taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick

Mouse Hover Time - Change
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A:What might cause program icon on taskbar to vanish

Usually moving the item to another folder/drive etc

Windows also has an auto disk/desktop clean facility, whereby it will remove icons/shortcuts from the desktop

It could have been triggered by an M/S update!

Why dont you right click on the program icon in it's folder, scroll down to "send shortcut to desktop"
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A:How to turn off quick preview on win2k

When you are in that particular folder select TOOLS-FOLDER OPTIONS-GENERAL-WEB VIEW and tick, use "Windows classic folders".
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A:Taskbar Preview

Click on Start button and type GPEdit.msc in Instant Search text box, then hit Enter.
Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar in left pane of Local Group Policy Editor.
Locate and double click on Turn off taskbar thumbnails in right pane of Local Group Policy editor.
Select Enabled radio button.
Click OK to make the change effective.
Logoff and logon again or restart computer if needed.
To re-enable Taskbar preview feature in Windows 7, just set the value to Disabled or Not Configured.
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I got used to being able to do this with a taskbar addon I used in Windows XP.

Anyone have native way to do it with the new Windows 7 taskbar? If not, does anyone know a program or registry change that will allow this?

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A:Taskbar Preview

Is your video driver up-to-date?
Have you tried reinstalling it (maybe it installed incorrectly)?
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Any ideas?

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A:Word 2010 - Quick Styles Preview Question

Yes, there is a switch, but for a different window.
It turns ON/OFF preview only in that extra window, but not in ribbon, where your friend needs it.
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A:Explorer issues (no description in description column)

I don't understand? The screen capture you show has a File Description. What .exe does not have one. If the info is not in the file then Windows Explorer can't display it.
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A:taskbar window preview


Originally Posted by wilfredo

im wondering if fire fox has an addon that when firefox windows are in the taskbar that when you mouse over them a preview comes out just like in the tab preview addon. i know that windows 7 has this under the name Live Taskbar Previews.

Yes wilfredo, it's a Windows 7 function and (last I heard) to get it to work with Firefox, Mozilla would have to work on the API to enable the preview function to work in Firefox. As far as I'm aware, there is no add-on that can achieve that.

Here's a good 'debate' on it! The sideshow is as good as the question!

Firefox 3.6 (Namoroka) has this ability (preview from taskbar) I believe but I'm not sure if it is actually functional right now. Go to and search around. You can download and use Namoroka like Firefox but it has to be stressed it is not the finished product. It is very much work-in-progress and is liable to crash and corrupt data. It may not, but be warned, it could!
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I have a question.

You know when you mouseover the icons on the taskbar, the window previews pop up. In some programs such as Opera or IE, we can use these to select different tabs without first opening the window.

My question is, is there a way to decrease the delay of these previews being shown after the mouseover? I think no delay will make them more practical to use.

A:Taskbar preview delay

Yes there is,

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Change Delay Time
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If anyone has an Idea please let me know, as far as I can tell from searching all over the internet is that no one has done this yet. I think most people are content with the combined tabs, I myself am not.
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A:Taskbar (-thumbnail) Preview

Hello Kookster and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but I do not believe that it is possible to have taskbar live thumbnail previews done that way instead of from the thumbnail.

You can change the delay time for it tp speed it up though.

Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview - Change Delay Time
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Any thoughts?

A:Preview Display In Taskbar

Hello Geek Wannabee,

How many tabs do you have open in Internet Explorer at the time? If you have a lot open, then you run out of room for the thumbnail previews and it places them in a jump list instead until you close more tabs and they can fit again. Do your other items on the taskbar have preview thumbnails for them when they are open?

Hope this helps,
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A:Taskbar Windows Preview

Disable desktop composition

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A:how to disable the taskbar preview?

Have a look at this tutorial....

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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A:Taskbar Icon Preview

Hello jailbirdslanger,

The tutorial below can help show you how to disable taskbar thumbnail previews.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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A:Taskbar preview issue

Quote: Originally Posted by Rudy

My problem's a little unique from the issues others are having. I'm trying to get Aero Peek to turn off such that when I roll over the taskbar, the contents of every single IE page open don't flash up, engulfing the screen when I have a lot of web sites open. I typically have 4 IE pages running (and one Firefox), with 7-10 tabs open on each instance. Every other taskbar element (including Firefox) just shows the upmost tab, but IE shows all the tabs open in all IE pages. Blots out the screen when I roll on the taskbar.

I ran the download for disabling Aero Peek, and sure enough, that got the grayed-out checkbox to go from checked to unchecked in the taskbar/start menu properties, but Aero Peek is still operating. Ran it again, rebooted, and even waited a day, to no avail. Peek is also unchecked/grayed out in the show desktop square.

Any other possibilities, or am I mistaken that this screen-hogging behavior is an Aero Peek feature?

That is odd, but once aero peak is disabled (unticked), you should no longer get the popups in full size at least. You should still get the little popup previews though. Also check in the "performance/visual effects area to see what effects there may help on or off.
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I suspect its an issue with my computer specs, but its got a 1.6ghz Celeron processor with 512 mb ram. (Its a a 2007 Dell Inspiron B130).

I was under the impression that the Aero features should work on this laptop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:Don't have taskbar picture preview!

Hello Konrad,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

It may be that you need more ram or it could be that your graphics card doesn't support Aero.

If you click on the 'My System Specs' link at the bottom left of one of your posts and then click on Update, you can fill in everything you can about your system. That would help us answer your questions easier and you don't have to keep typing the info into each post.

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sorry for my bad English by the way..

A:how to preview taskbar always active?

Hello Kentucky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but a taskbar icon must have the focus remain on it to see it's thumbnail preview. If you change the focus to something else, the thumbnail preview will stop.

You might consider having the Windows Media Center window set to a smaller size and moved to a corner of your screen, then have your browser window opened at another part of the screen. This way you could have both opened and viewable at the same time.

Hope this helps,
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A:Taskbar permanent preview of window

Better late than never I guess : OnTopReplica - Home
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A:taskbar preview for only Microsoft software

Your system has a fault. WRONG

The preview works for all of my software. Even videos playing in a VBox VM.
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A:Is there a way to pin the live preview window of the taskbar?

Well, there's a tool that can help: file is uploaded in my skydrive.ATTENTION! The program is free but it's in Chinese (Knowing another language is always helpful).To use this software, the following steps may help:1. Run this Software2. Active the window of which you would like to show the thumbnail all the time.3. Press "Alt"+"P"4. The thumbnail will be locked on your screen.(Press the "X" on the left to close the thumbnail.)All the thumbnails will be disabled after you minimize them except Windows Media Player.
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Thanks for your help!

A:Change delay AFTER taskbar preview?

Having the same problem here, I know this is an old thread but it hasn't been solved and even extensive searches courtesy of google are still failing to resolve this for me

Is there anybody out there who knows this trick (most likely a regedit one?)

Many Thanks,
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A:Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Disabled

Oh, nvm, I fixed it.
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A:Browser tab preview in taskbar icon?

Hi @CTPhil welcome to!

Right click on your taskbar, choose Properties, on the 'Taskbar' tab, drop the menu down beside "Taskbar buttons" and choose 'Never combine', click Apply and OK.
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A:Windows 7 taskbar preview not working

Welcome to our forum Ajmol Ahmad.

Here is a tutorial by Brink that just might help you.
Also look at the bottom of the page for other suggestions.
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A:Browser tab preview in taskbar icon?

Hi @CTPhil welcome to!

Right click on your taskbar, choose Properties, on the 'Taskbar' tab, drop the menu down beside "Taskbar buttons" and choose 'Never combine', click Apply and OK.
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Best regards,


A:Preview taskbar enable/disable

There's a tutorial on this. Here.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable[2]=Taskbar%20Start%20Menu

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A:How Can I Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview?

I don't think a way has been found yet, I'm assuming you've read this thread already?

Unable to turn off Taskbar Thumbnail
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A:Unable to use page preview in taskbar

It sounds like Aero is turned off.Run through this and see if it helps:
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A:Taskbar preview thumbnail with seven basic ?

No software that will enable certain Aero features, but try enabling Aero.
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A:Restore taskbar thumbnail preview that was in IE8?

Hello Andy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you would have to be using a Aero theme to have thumbnail previews of the icons for opened windows on the taskbar.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

In addition, you might also check the tutorial below to see what your list mode threshold limit is set at. If to low, this would display a list instead of thumbnail view as well.

Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change

Hope this helps,
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A:How to disable the taskbar tab preview in Win7

What you want to disable is "thumbnails". Follow the tutorial here using gpedit.msc
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Firstly make sure your graphics drivers are installed and up to date, and make sure you are running an aero theme.Then try the aero troubleshooter - Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\DisplayAeroDesktopEffects

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A:The taskbar Preview of Minimized Windows

Hello Ciwan,

These would be the taskbar thumbnail previews. You can use this to disable them.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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A:Windows 8.1 Problem with application preview from taskbar

Aero Peek is what you are talking about. Your problem is with the third party software for the theme.
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A:Taskbar window preview only appears for a fraction of a second.

Do you have a restore point from before you installed the VLC things?
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A:Taskbar Thumbnail Preview crashes Explorer.exe

Hello Luke,

You might see if doing a repair install may be able to fix it for you without losing anything.

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A:Titles of Taskbar Preview windows disappeared

There is no title. Never has been in Windows 7.
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A:preview of selected miniature in taskbar not displayed

Hello Koen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Usually when you hover on an icon on the taskbar that has an open window, you will see it's "taskbar thumbnail preview". If you hover over the taskbar thumbnail preview, you would then see the "taskbar thumbnail live preview". The taskbar thumbnail live preview is quick peek of the actual main window.

If you are no longer seeing the "taskbar thumbnail live preview" when hovering on the "taskbar thumbnail preview", then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started since it's only been a day or two. This will hopefully fix this quickly for you without any issues.

Hope this helps,
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A:I dont see thumbnail preview pictures on taskbar.

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.

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You need a new driver for your graphics card
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Hello Laurus12

Have a look at this tutorial see if this is what your looking for - Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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Can you post a screenshot please?

Also, the thumbnail preview only works with aero enabled
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Hi there,

I've posted your question in another thread about the thumbnail previews sometimes not working. Hopefully someone will take renewed interest in the issue As for the glowing icons staying that way after un-hovering... I'm not sure.


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Maybe I;m missing something but only the Winamp icon looks different.
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No, I can't say I've ever had that problem. If I have a program open and hover over it on the taskbar, it will stay for as long as I have the mouse over it. Maybe changing the time it takes for the preview window to pop up might help.

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Quote: Originally Posted by mistymount123

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I did not put this here. Why would someone move this to the Browsers and Mail forum?

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When Working:

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Hello highstream,

If it happens again, then see if this may help.

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Somehow taskbar launch sorted Quick disabled and my quick launch taskbar got disabled I right-clicked on the Taskbar selected Toolbars and rechecked Quick Launch It came back but all of the icons were sorted alphabetically I had them arranged in groups for easier access Is there any way to restore it the way it was I have Carbonite doing continuous backups but I think it's mainly data files I don't think it backs up system files I also have the Carbonite Mirror Image Quick launch taskbar disabled and sorted backup on a USB drive so I should have a complete system backup with checkpoints every few days going back for over a year I've never restored anything from that backup so I don't know if there's a way to get a single file and even if there is which file I would need to get I'd appreciate any help If not no biggie I'll just manually rearrange them But then I'd like to know where the settings are stored so I can make a backup in case this happens again Thanks Now I'll try to describe the unusual events just before this happened Maybe someone can tell me why it happened I came back to the computer after being away for an hour or two On the screen there was a message from the Windows Update facility telling me Quick launch taskbar disabled and sorted that updates had been applied and my machine would be restarted in minutes It had a countdown timer going This was an unusual message because I have the Windows Automatic Updates set to the second option Download updates but let me choose when to install I ve never gotten Quick launch taskbar disabled and sorted this message before I always get a little Taskbar pop-up telling that there are updates ready to install I check the settings and somehow it had gotten changed to the first option Automatic I changed it back to the second option I clicked on the Restart Later button Of course that only made the annoying message go away for a few minutes So I closed what I was working on and rebooted the machine When it came back up I got a pop-up from the Taskbar telling me that updates were available for download As an aside it never seems to download them until I say to but whatever I thought this was odd since it just told me that updates had been applied I clicked on the update icon and got a dialog telling me that there were updates to apply Anyway I clicked on the button to install them While that was running I got a message from Malware Bytes It said it was unable to perform a rootkit scan and it was probably because of root record activity I figured that was the update The updates took about minutes and then I rebooted the machine When it came back up the quick launch toolbar was gone Any clues

A:Quick launch taskbar disabled and sorted

Try using this and see if you can use the additional settings provided on the taskbar features when you decided to manually rearrange them. You can also create a system restore point to gain access to a date when everythingwas working fine as a safety precaution.
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Have XP/Home: How do I get things added to the taskbar and to the Quick Launch areas? Would like to have the MS Works Calendar to show what I have scheduled for that day when the desktop opens, but seem to be brain dead as to how I accomplish this task, along with adding anything to startup...just a blank! Can anybody refresh my memory? Thanx!


A:Help with adding quick launch and taskbar items

Right click on All Programs and select explore. Expand “Programs” and drag or paste a shortcut for the program you want to run at startup into the “Startup” folder.

You can just drag icons from your desktop to the quick launch.

To add stuff to the system tray (which is what I think you want to do) you can get one of dozens of freeware tray managers. This one looks like it will do what you want: If you don’t like that have a look through this list:

You might have a look at RunIt. You just right click on the top of the screen and a menu drops down. You can put anything you want in the menu. It is a lot easier than looking through all of the icons in the tray: