Windows suddenly stopped showing the screen of the running programme. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    This is just a minor thing but I really want to get it fixed.

    Recently I bought a new laptop dell xps15 and its windows 7 home premium 64bit.

    I really like it and its got some really special function.

    For example when you put your mouse cursor on the icon on the taskbar, it shows you the screen of that programme in a small window box.

    But now that function is gone. Instead it looks like this:

    Click this bar to view the full image.

    does anyone know how to fix it? 

    Any help will be really appreciated.

    Monday, January 2, 2012 4:12 AM


  • Hi, u have to do this steps

    1. Click on Start button and type GPEdit.msc in Instant Search text box, then hit Enter.
    2. Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar in left pane of Local Group Policy Editor.
    3. Locate and double click on Turn off taskbar thumbnails in right pane of Local Group Policy editor.

      Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows Vista and Windows 7

    4. Select Disabled or Not Configured radion button re-enable Taskbar preview feature in Windows 7.
    5. Click OK to make the change effective.
    6. Logoff and logon again or restart computer if needed.



    To Enable Taskbar Thumbnails Preview: Enable-Taskbar-Thumbnails.reg




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    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:17 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Friday, January 27, 2012 3:00 AM
    Monday, January 2, 2012 9:45 AM