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Taskbar windows???? How do I get rid of them

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  • I suddendly got taskbar windows and I did not do a darn thing, how do I get rid of them??
    Friday, March 12, 2010 6:25 PM

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  • I suddendly got taskbar windows and I did not do a darn thing, how do I get rid of them??
    Hi

    If you mean the small preview window that pops up when you hover over a pinned program icon that has windows open, these are called Thumbnail Previews and are part of the Aero Interface. These will appear if you have an Aero Theme selected.

    You cannot disable these thumbnail previews while using an Aero theme.

    You can right click the Desktop and select Personalize. Scroll down to the Basic and High contrast themes section and select any of the themes there.

    There is also a workaround that allows you to set the delay time before the thumbnail preview appears to a longer time. See the following article for the instructions.

    How to Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 7

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Friday, March 12, 2010 11:45 PM
    Moderator

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  • You need to provide more information, and a screen shot of this would also help.

    Rich Why can't I be different and original like everybody else? - Vivian Stanshal
    Friday, March 12, 2010 10:26 PM
  • I suddendly got taskbar windows and I did not do a darn thing, how do I get rid of them??
    Hi

    If you mean the small preview window that pops up when you hover over a pinned program icon that has windows open, these are called Thumbnail Previews and are part of the Aero Interface. These will appear if you have an Aero Theme selected.

    You cannot disable these thumbnail previews while using an Aero theme.

    You can right click the Desktop and select Personalize. Scroll down to the Basic and High contrast themes section and select any of the themes there.

    There is also a workaround that allows you to set the delay time before the thumbnail preview appears to a longer time. See the following article for the instructions.

    How to Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 7

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Friday, March 12, 2010 11:45 PM
    Moderator
  • I wanted to keep the Aero theme but get rid of the thumbnails...  I just downloaded the "Taskbar Thumbnail Tweaker."   You can change to text only, adjust the size/speed (somewhat) or disable the thumbnails from there.

    jami                           

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 6:07 AM