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Is there a way to pin the live preview window of the taskbar? RRS feed

  • Question

  • So basically what I'm asking is: Is it possible to have the live preview of WMP in the taskbar stay up showing the video even when I hover the mouse out? That would allow me to work on any application while watching video....

    Now I know another work-around is to scale the WMP window down to a small size, keep it on top, and move it down to the taskbar area, but it's tedious and not very neat... If the live preview window had a pin that indicated you get pin and un-pin it, that would be neater.

    Thanks in advance.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:34 AM

Answers

  • Well, there's a tool that can help:

    http://cid-699b04b3195ba439.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/VistaThumbnailWindow.exe

    The 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 Software
    2. 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.
    • Marked as answer by fiberoptix Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4:40 PM
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:54 PM

All replies

  • Well, there's a tool that can help:

    http://cid-699b04b3195ba439.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/VistaThumbnailWindow.exe

    The 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 Software
    2. 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.
    • Marked as answer by fiberoptix Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4:40 PM
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:54 PM
  • Thats an interesting tool... I did like you said and sure enough a thumbnail window popped up, which can be moved and is always on top... This is interesting because it allows multiple application thumnails to be shown at the same time... also I like the fact that it can be moved...

    Still, I hoped there could have been a simple registry edit that would allow thumbnails to persist with the taskbar preview... maybe Microsoft could add this to their to-do list in the future.

    Thanks for your enormous help :)
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4:40 PM
  • Could you re-share or share the name please. Link is dead. Thanks.
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:09 AM
  • Found it: http://applife.net/2008/08/vista-thumbnail-window/

    Confirmed working with Windows 10. I'll be saving the file so if the above link ever dies then reply and I will share.

    EDIT: Also found this which is essentially the same thing:

    https://ontopreplica.codeplex.com/

    • Edited by lloydmedley Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:29 AM extra info
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:20 AM