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Taskbar previews tweak question

Q: Taskbar previews tweak question

I like the feature where if I hover over a thumbnail, it will show just that window and hide all the other windows, so I can pop over to another window to check something and then resume working in my current window.

But the problem I have at the moment is that I have to move the cursor to the taskbar icon, and then move the mouse to the thumbnail. Anyone know of a way to let this work by just moving to the taskbar icon?

- Eli

A: Taskbar previews tweak question

Hello Eli,

Sorry, but Aero Peek will only kick in when you move the mouse on the thumbnail preview.


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"change the size of thumbnail peviews invista taskbar"

Can anyone tell me why this tweak won't work, i have been trying for a few days now, and basically it shoud work

This is the tweak

Now in the rhs pane, create a new DWORD value and call it "thumbnailsize" right click on it and choose modify, then select decimal option and enter the desired value data in pixels, it can be changed to a value between 32 and 256.

And thats it "simple" well not for me i cannot get this to work

Here is a snapshot

I have windows vista home premium 32 bit

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Hey, all!

This may be a problem others have had, but I've looked everywhere and haven't been able to find a good answer, yet. I'm dealing with a few bugs.

The first bug relates to alt-tab. When I hold alt and press tab, the pop-up with previews of each active window appears as it should, however after about a half a second, it disappears. In that half a second, I can quickly alt-tab from the active window to the one directly behind it, and if I hold tab, it quickly cycles through all the others with the pop-up staying up, but the minute I let go of tab for the first time, the pop-up disappears and nothing happens.

I have a similar problem with my taskbar. The Aero theme includes the great feature of hovering the mouse over the icon for an open program to show a small preview of that window (or all the windows in a given application). When I do this, the preview pops up breifly, but then quickly disappears as well. If I move my mouse slowly across the icon, each time the mouse stops, the preview refreshes, but the preview disappears when I try to move my mouse over it to, for example, select one Word document out of 3 that I'm working on.

A related bug to this may be that when I try to click-drag to reorder the icons on my taskbar, the click-drag only "grabs" the icon for a half a second before releasing it (even though my mouse is still down) back to where it originally came from.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a refurbished Alienware M1... Read more

A:Alt-Tab and Taskbar Previews Disappear

Hello Azweibel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use CTRL+ALT+TAB , and press tab to cycle through the open windows instead to avoid them closing on you so fast.

Since this is a laptop, I bet it may be your tapping or sensitivity settings for your touchpad causing the pointer to lose focus while hovered over the taskbar icon's previews.

Hope this helps,

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hello a question about the taskbar previews...
when i play a movie or any window with a dynamic movement inside it, i don't
see it live when i hover the window in taskbar...

for example, when minimizing a media player window, i don't see the video still running in the preview, only when the window is opened i see the video running.

so i guess this is set for saving in cpu, but how can i change it?
maybe a registry edit?

A:Vista taskbar previews...

Hello Shayx,

Double check to see if Windows Media Player is set as the default program with all of it's associations set with it. This tutorial will help show you how to if needed.

Default Programs - Program Default Associations

If that does not help, then see if turning the taskbar thumbnails off and on may reset it to allow it to show properly.

Hope this helps,

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Okay, so I did a lot of searching and I thought I figured out what this option does (in the performance options within system properties). I thought it kept the thumbnail previews in the cache so when I hibernate or sleep, the previews will still be there. But that doesn't appear to be the case.

Usually, when I hibernate or sleep the computer, some of the previews don't show up and instead just shows the application's icon until I click on it and the preview gets saved again.

So basically, I see no difference between having this option checked vs not checked. Can anyone help?

(Specs are below, in case)

A:save taskbar thumbnail previews - what does it do?

Hello terrorist,

It's basically to have the taskbar thumbnail preview windows above the icon to be saved to a cache to help the image in the thumbnail preview load quicker. If you don't have it turned on, then the thumbnail preview is loaded fresh each time when you hover over a icon on the taskbar of an opened window instead of from the faster cache.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Save

Hope this helps,

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So recently I've been using windows 7 a lot and every so often the task bar stops showing previews and starts showing tool tips and when I move the mouse off of the taskbar the icon remains highlighted as though my mouse were still over it the only way to fix it is to restart explorer.

anyone else ever have this issue and or know of a way to fix it?

A:Taskbar stops showing previews

Hi Flare561,
I think Windows Aero has to be enabled in order for the previews to show up. Are you turning it off perhaps? My VGA card did not qualify for Aero so I only see the words. Not the previews.

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I used to be able to preview the icons on my desktop if I had different programs open, but now it's not working. What is wrong, and what can I do to fix it? Thanks.

A:Taskbar icon previews not working.

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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I recently have updated programs and have been cleaning my registry with RegistryEasy. Suddenly the taskbar changed and the theme isn't vista-like anymore. Please help me!!!!!
I have attached a picture of the bits...

A:Problem with Taskbar, Theme and Previews

Set back to a previous restore point and get rid of the Registry Easy. That's your problem.

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I cannot for the life of me get the folder preview's to go away. They keep popping up on my taskbar when i have a lot of icons. I have tried the ExtendedUIHoverTime thing and that doesn't help. Any suggestions.

Currently running on windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Here's a screenshot as well...

A:Windows 7 Taskbar folder previews

Hello Dizzm,

I'm not sure what you mean. The screenshot you have posted does not have any taskbar thumbnail previews in it. Take a look at the example screenshot in the tutorial below to see what a taskbar thumbnail preview is.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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I've searched a lot about how to do it, but I coudn't find it anywhere. I want to disable this preview:

Things that I've already tryied:

- Disabling Aero Peek. It just disables the visualization of the windows, when I put my mouse over the thumbnail preview. Besides that, it disable the "Show Desktop" function of the button in the right of the Taskbar (the mouse over function, not the click one), which I do like!

- Enabling the option on Gpedit.msc>User Config>Admininstrative Layouts>Start Menu And Taskbar>Disable Taskbar Thumbnails (I'm not sure if it's this exactly, I translated from portuguese by myself), but this only works in Vista.

The only thing that works is using the classic themes, but I don't want to use them... they're uggly!

What else can I do to try to get rid of it? I can't get used to it, it annoys me a lot, and there's no real use for me, since I don't enable the grouping itens option.

Sorry for my english, and thanks in advance (:

A:How to disable the taskbar thumbnail previews?

If you have Business, Ultimate or Enterprise version, you can use a group policy. Run gpedit.msc, then go to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar. Enable the "Turn off taskbar thumbnails" option.

For Home versions (or if the group policy doesn't quite do what you want), try this tool:

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Hi All,

I have noticed that if I open 10 internet explorers or a mixture of 10 different programs; when you hover over their taskbar icon displays a preview pane as normal, but as soon as I open 11 or more programs or internet explorers the previews turn in line discription bars (the images change into writings only) if this makes sense.


Is there any way that after 10 programs open the image previews can stay?

If I close down some programs or internet explorer tabs, down to 10 or less, the previews (images) come back.

Hope I explined the above properly?

John Fairview

A:windows 7 taskbar thumbnail previews missing?

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes. This is the taskbar's thumbnail and list mode threshold limit. You could use a option in the tutorial below to change the limit to what you would like instead.

Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change

Hope this helps,

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Hello, every since I updated my 8.1 to update 1 I have this annoying bug, the taskbar miniatures stop appearing and instead i have this annoying tooltip with whatever program's name I hovered last, that insists in staying above all other windows:

The only way to fix it is rebooting my computer, but it just comes back after a while.

I haven't found any link to any open program, any way I can debug this to find out why this is happening? I'm close to formatting the computer because of this annoyance.

A:Taskbar thumbnail previews not appearing, tooltip instead


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currently I have this situation

I like that the previews are shown together, but if, in the taskbar, I move one of the actual windows [like the middle window ''puushh''], then all three windows are moved in the taskbar.
I want the actual windows to not to be glued, but still l want to have all the thumbnail previews show up when I summon only one.

is this possible?

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I am no longer getting the thumbnail previews on my taskbar. It may or may not be related that when I booted up this morning, I got a blue screen (I didn't watch the boot process - not sure when it occrured) and had to reset the PC.

I have tried the four solutions here to no avail:
Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Except 1 because the homepage is down and the alternative source which I found is a .php file which I can only seem to open in gpedit or something and 2 because it doesn't apply.

Please, how do I enable my live thumbnail previews? I don't think I could have done it inadvertantly, because I haven't been toying with any settings.

A:How to enable live taskbar previews? They've gone, mysteriously

Is your Aero on?

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i always keep 2 firefox windows open when i'm working, one for work and one for, uh, non-work stuff. i always open my non-work window first, so its preview thumbnail is on the left, while the other window's preview thumb is on the right.

lately, they've been swapping for some reason. i'll go to open a particular window using the taskbar, and it will be on the wrong side.

is there any way to switch these short of shutting down the first window and opening it again?

i know it's pedantic, but i'm compulsive about this sort of thing, and it's really bugging me

A:change order of taskbar thumbnail previews?

Open them in order?


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After playing around with the operating system I found that I don't like the thumbnail (previews) from the taskbar. Is there a way to disable this in Windows 7?

I don't have the same screen as vista as listed here: Thumbnail Previews on Taskbar - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

A:Disabling taskbar thumbnails (previews) in Windows 7

Just do it the same way as the tutorial, threw gpedit.msc. Enable it, click ok or apply and restart.
Or, if you don't want to restart..right click on the task bar and click on task manager, go to the process tab, select explorer.exe and end process. Then to restart it, click file on the task manager menu bar, new task-explorer.exe-OK. And it will work after that instead of restarting the computer.

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Microsoft has admitted that the Aero Glass interface, while some thought it was pretty, was a useless waste of processing power and an impediment to usability, and they have removed it from Windows 8. Some of us would have disabled it in Windows 7 long ago and used a Classic or Basic theme except for one feature that was available only when Aero was enabled: Taskbar thumbnail previews. If either of those themes was selected, Aero was disabled, but that also disabled the thumbnails. We could disable transparency and keep the thumbnails, but that left us with Aero and several weird features (such as simulated transparency in title bars when windows are moved) still enabled.

I've always found taskbar thumbnail previews to be a very useful feature, especially when I've got a bunch of browser windows open with several tabs in each window. I mean, I remember what I was looking at, but what I think should be the title of a page and what a web developer actually used in the <TITLE> tag are often unrelated (for developers, it's always been about indexing in the search engines). That makes the window listings that replace the previews in those non-Aero themes sometimes less than useful.

There used to be several utilities for Windows XP that would bring taskbar thumbnail previews to that OS (one was called "Visual Tooltip"). I'm wondering if there is a similar third-party tool that will allow thumbnail previews in Windows 7 when the Basic or Classic themes are enabled... Read more

A:Utility to Display Taskbar Thumbnail Previews Without Aero

Visual Tooltip is Windows 7 compatible, as it is stated in their site.

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I've just got Windows 7. So far i've enjoyed it, but found one annoyance:

When I hover over application icons (that are open) on the taskbar the thumbnail preview only flashes up for 1 second, even if I leave my cursor hovering on the icon.

This is the case most of the time, but I find when I have certain windows open (e.g. the regeditor - random I know!) then the thumbnail previews for other applications will stay up as long as I hover over them.

Can anyone help?


A:Increasing the length of time thumbnail previews on taskbar display

Quote: Originally Posted by Hirroshi


I've just got Windows 7. So far i've enjoyed it, but found one annoyance:

When I hover over application icons (that are open) on the taskbar the thumbnail preview only flashes up for 1 second, even if I leave my cursor hovering on the icon.

This is the case most of the time, but I find when I have certain windows open (e.g. the regeditor - random I know!) then the thumbnail previews for other applications will stay up as long as I hover over them.

Can anyone help?


Hi Hirroshi and welcome to SF!
Just look here, follow all instructions as they are posted and enjoy!

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I am using Windows 7 in 5040x1050 resolution using Matrox TripleHead2Go.

The problem is that taskbar live previews appear to be automatically disabled at this resolution (only windows titles are shown). When I am using 5040x1050, they look like this:

When I switch to 1280x800 notebook display, the previews look like this (notice that the thumbnail is shown):

I get live previews in 3360x1050 too. But 5040x1050 doesn't work.

Please help me force Windows to draw live previews with thumbnails at the 5040x1050 resolution. The DWM works at that res just fine - previews are visible in Flip3D and in Alt+Tab switching.

YT, Danila

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Rather than use a third party docking bar, I'm determined to use the new W7 taskbar. However, I've found changing the icons; pinning and unpinning programs, folders, and files; and positioning the icons on the taskbar to be hit or miss.

I've found a simple but effective way to do all three using one technique. (It's very possible that someone has already done this. If so I apologize for re-posting it.)

1) Create a new folder on the Desktop. Call it "Taskbar Folder." (You can create the folder anywhere actually, but I put it on the desktop for ease of access for steps (2) and (3), and because I hide all desktop icons anyhow.)

2) Create normal shortcuts of all the programs, folders, and files that you would like to have on your Taskbar. (You can even make one for the Trash Bin.)

3) Put the shortcuts into the "Taskbar Folder" you just created.

4) Change the icons of the shortcuts to whatever you'd like. (You have to use .ico files.)

5) Right click on the Taskbar > (left click) Toolbars > New Toolbar and browse to the "Taskbar Folder" on your desktop.

6) All the shortcuts in the "Taskbar Folder" should appear on your Taskbar. Right click and un-check "Show Text" and "Show Title."

7) Slide this new toolbar anywhere you want on the Taskbar. (Taskbar must be unlocked.)

Unfortunately, the icons are pretty small (compared to typical dock icons). The only way to make them large (see attached image) is to increa... Read more

A:Taskbar Tweak

Hi Soupie,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

If you do it that way, you lose all the functionality of the 'pinned icons'. Here is a better way to center the icons and retain the functionality. Taskbar Buttons


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Ok in windows 7 your taskbar has a glossy look, it lately has gotten very annoying to me! Windows 8 they dont have that, and the taskbar doesn't have thst white thin line at the top.

Is there ANY way to get rid of that gloss without changing themes?

A:Tweak The Taskbar?

you mean the transparency?

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That would say...make it look like there was nothing ther when there was actually a program there? The reason is, my little brother keeps making a big deal about how I shouldn't be in "Chat Rooms" (A sane person would call them "Forums."), and sometimes he even flips the power switch and shuts down the computer when I'm in the middle of something. If Windows Blinds does that then I'm all set because I'm already downloading that program.

I'm also looking for a program that will download all the suspicious features of Windows XP without making the software unusable. You know, the features that heighten security, at the cost of your privacy. Somthin' like that.

~The Servant of Eru~

A:Looking for a Windows XP Taskbar Tweak...

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I want the StartButton to be at the bottom of my taskbar when I have it placed vertically. I have it on the left side currently.

I've decided to this because with widescreen displays becoming prominent, we have unused horizontal space when doing common tasks such as internet browsing and word processing. (I'm on a laptop with a somewhat limited screen.)

I've searched all over the interwebz and I haven't seen anything.

A:Taskbar Alligned Vertically Tweak?

I know they have this for multiple monitors, but don't know about a single one. You may have to research for yourself, but note that most programs charge, as does this one: MultiMon. I doubt it will do what you want it to, though.

Just use the internet full screen if feel you are wasting space. I buy bigger monitors so I don't get a cluttered feeling. If you want less wasted space, buy a smaller monitor. You cannot have the start button separate from the taskbar, they are connected.

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I have recently turned on the 'Group similar taskbar buttons' feature in Windows XP.
There is, however, one element of this that I really am finding annoying.

I often find myself switching backward and foward between two different applications. If those applications have more than 1 window open, this means that every time I want to switch back to the previous window I was looking at, I have to firstly click on the taskbar button, and then select the particular window that I want to view.

All-in-all, a slow, and painful process, which involves 2 clicks, and movement of the mouse, where a simply click should be enough.

I was wondering if anyone knows whether my proposed solution is possible. I've attached an image which shows a possible solution to this. Here's what would happen. If someone clicks on a taskbar button to the left of the the white line, the previously opened window in that application automatically opens by default. There is no timewasting.
However, if someone clicks on the taskbar button to the *right* of the white line, it opens up the list of all available windows, from which you can select the window that you want.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Taskbar button grouping in Windows XP tweak

Switching back and forth between applications is easier done with alt+tab.

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is there any registry tweak to make taskbar completely transparent and crystal clear


A:registry tweak to make taskbar transparent

There is an Enable Transparency option in the Personalization settings. Have you tried that first?

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There is a registry hack available to stop you having to use the shift key when using the right click menu to run as a different user - see This works fine if you are in Windows explorer but if you have pinned the program to the task bar, it doesn't work adn you still have to hold the shift key down and right click to get the 'run as different user' option on the menu. Does anyone know of a way to permanently set a shortcut on the taskbar to be run as a different user to the one you are logged in as ?

A:Tweak for 'run as different user' option on taskbar shortcut

You need to put there a shortcut for batch file instead with content like this:

Runas /user:johnDoe "C:\mycommand.exe"
More info on Runas command.

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I remember there was a tweak that gave me the possibility to navigate harddrive just moving the mouse and hovering on an Arrow Icon, right in the taskbar, very useful to avoid opening Explorer to go to destination.

This tweak is still available in my father notebook, but i don't remember how to enable this.

A:Tweak to enable to navigate Computer hardrive from the taskbar ?

Hello SanXer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could add the hard drive as a toolbar on the taskbar for this.

Taskbar Toolbars

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Hi all.
I have a simple question how to reduce the taskbar menu icons using regedit
For now they are big to me.
Of course I know how to reduce the taskbar menu icons but I want to reduce them using registry.
Is there any trick to do this?
Maybe someone you know and you can help?

here is where i want to change it to smaller icons on taskbar meniu.

And this is the way i know how to change but not do not know how to do that with registry.

Thank you in advance.

A:how to enable small icons in taskbar menu using registry tweak ?

Hello Polas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The way you are showing is how to change the size of the icons on your desktop, but not on the taskbar.
OPTION TWO or THREE in the tutorial below can show you how to change the taskbar icons to be large or small using the registry. It's the same in Windows 8.

Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,


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Are these Windows 7 tweaks possible without using 3rd party software:

1. Right click on taskbar icon shows a standard windows menu instead of Jump list?

2. Hide the "Show desktop" button at the end of the taskbar?

3. Fix scrolling in Windows Explorer? Something to replace FlashWheel / KatMouse.

4. Blinking network activity icon that indicates if your network is active or not? Something to replace Network Activity Indicator.

I would like to replace 7+ Taskbar Tweaker 5.0, KatMouse 7 and Network Activity Indicator 1.7. Are these safe to use?

Any help is much appreciated!

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Have recently discovered that whenever I double click on a picture to view it in the picture viewer, it comes up with the border but the actual picture doesn't show up.

At the same time, whenever I use Windows Movie Maker, if I import pictures into it, they show up in the preview window when I left click on them at first, but when I drag them down onto the video editing track, they no longer show up on the preview.

Can anyone help me with this?

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Is this a program that allows you to overclock without needing to go to bios?  This would most likely explain why I'm getting BSOD.  I'm not changing the votage but I'm maxing my settings :/.

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I added a few programs to the right click(shell) of My Computer, by modifyin this key:

Can I do the same for MyDocuments? If so I'd like to add entries to open My Pictures and a few other folders in the My Documents folder. But I don't know if this is possible, or what key to modify. If you do...pls let me know.


A:Registry Tweak Question

I dunno - but the context menu is sensitive to the "context" in which you use it (what you get depends on what you right click on).

I'd suggest backing up your registry and finding out how to restore it if you can't boot into Windows (a hard, but not impossible task). Once that's done, you can hose the registry to your heart's content - and still be able to resume using Windows (as long as the backup is fairly current).

Then just experiment with the different keys until you find a solution.

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In my quest for XP tweaks to increase speed and boot up speed etc I read the other day that changing to Windows classic makes a difference in speed,but I was wondering if my system was XP then would not the XP theme not be faster as it would be the default? I also read that changing the start menu to classic would help,again I have the same question,would not the default be faster?
It's all the small tweaks that added up make a bit of a difference.I enjoy tweaking...

A:Solved: XP Speed Tweak Question

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So, I am currently working in a division where we want to tweak the logon screen, but not just what I have found so far, which has been about the branding text or the background or even how to make the user icons be all the same.

What we are looking for is just so it only shows the user login. Now I know about the 'don't use the last user' one... While that is nice, we don't mind the last username showing, but we don't need a bazillion icons for each user who has used the machine, as this is an enterprise environment.

Anyone have any ideas how to accomplish that, or are we basically stuck with the only option of the don't use the last username tweak?

A:A different kind of Logon Tweak Question...

Hello Keiichi,

You might see if this may work for what you are wanting. It sets the log on screen to where the user must enter both their user name and password instead of selecting their user icon.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,

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Im tweaking my page file, putting it on a seperate hard drive and giving it an absolute size (I have 512MB of RAM, so I making Inital and Max 1536MB - totalling 2048MB).

Here's my dilema - I have two hard drives: One hard drive is a Western Digital 120GB 7,200rpm w/ 8mb cache I use it for my O/s and software. The other is a slow offbrand (Quantum Fireball) 40GB 5,200rpm w/ 2mb cache.

Now, I'v heard that putting the page file on a SEPERATE hard drive that what you run your O/s and software on is optimal, however, I'm wondering if that's teh case for me since me secondary hard drive is so slow.

I'm prolly going to one of these days upgrade either my slave to a 60GB 7,200 2mb cache, or get a new master (250GB 7,200rpm 8mb cache) and make my current master my slave.

What my question is, I know that putting a page file on my secondary is said to be optimal, but is that still the case when my master with my O/s and software is much faster than my slave? I don't really see any performance drop (at least in gaming) with it being on the slow slave, but I'm just wondering which would be optimal.

Let me know what you guys think is best about which drive to put the page on. Thanks dudes.

A:Page File Tweak Question - Which Hard Drive?

My opinion, it's better on the separate drive.

I was working for IBM when the first Virtual Storage operating systems came out and we used to say, "nothing good happens after a 'page fault'. That's because the speed differential between an in memory operation and a disk read operation was measured in orders of magnitude.

From the computer's perspective everything came to a grinding halt, while you waited for the dinosaurs to go extinct and man to land on the moon!

What I'm getting at is that the difference in the speed of those two drives is NOTHING when compared to the fact that you are having to do a disk read (actually many) instead of a memory read in the first place!!!

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Dose any one know of this tweak, to make the IE load faster?

"step 1: first you go to start menu and then choose run.
step2: After you choose run,it appears a little box,then you can type regedit.
step3:Find the key that you need by following this HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ InternetSettings
step4:On the right box,right click and choose new ,then continue choose DWORD Value
step5:type into the box : MaxConnectionsPerServer
step6:Just right click on that key and choose modify,and then type the value that you want into the value box(when you type the large number then your browser faster)
step7:create another key such as MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server (do the same the above steps)

Thank you!!

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Found This Guide over in the forums at Rage 3d. This guide is to help users who own a Ati Radeon and use the Rage 3d Tweaking Tool.
*This Guide is not for the regular Ati control panel, for that I would suggest Techspots Thomas Mcguire's Radeon 9x00's Tweak Guide as it is the best around the net, along with his other tweak guides :grinthumb



A:GUIDE - How To Tweak Rage 3d Tweak v3.8c

I believe Thomas new version of the guide will also cover Rage3d tweak, won't be up for your reading pleasure until next week though, so

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how can i change the shortcut on the taskbar for windows explorer to open up a different folder? I want the documents folder to open instead of libraries.

A:taskbar question

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

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is there any way to pin shortcut to the the taskbar for a folder? i guess like the old quick launch. one click to get folder open.

A:taskbar question

Quote: Originally Posted by windew420

is there any way to pin shortcut to the the taskbar for a folder? i guess like the old quick launch. one click to get folder open.

Well, when you drag a folder from the explorer to the taskbar, you can pin it to the taskbar, but it will end up on the top of the startlist of the explorer icon.

To show it separately, you can change settings of the taskbar, but that would lead to all your browser windiws showing too, and that is something you probably don't want.

I'm sure the must be a reg key to show only separate explorer icons.
Maybe Brink has a tutorial for it.

I'll look around.


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I have the "Keep the taskbar on top of other windows"
box checked under Taskbar and Start Menu Properties,
but something causes this checkbox to uncheck itself.
This may be caused by visiting certain web sites.
Does anyone know how to keep this box checked
Windows XP Pro

A:Taskbar Question

Welcome to TSG....

Try this page there might be something to help

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!!.htm

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Hi Guys, I have a simple question to ask but i cannot figure it out. I found out how to remove text from running apps on the taskbar (like windows 7) but when i put my taskbar vertical to the left side of my screen the text comes back. I would like to have my Vertical taskbar and No text on open apps just the icon like when i have the taskbar vertical. Any ideas, thanks.
I used a registry hack to remove the text --

A:taskbar question

Look at the software talked about on that page. I've used it before and it worked for me, but it's not 100% guaranteed to work.

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I have recently noticed that I have a 3/16" bar acroos the top of my taskbar. It wasn't there before and it's not on other computers i've looked at. Can someone please help me get rid of it? Windows XP SP2

A:Taskbar question

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Is it possible to stop the programs I'm using and the programs that are behind it from doing these highlights on the program icons?
I see orange color a lot and just don't like it. Really just want one color regardless of what program is active or not.
I don't need any help in telling me what program window is on top all I have to do is look at the monitor and there it is.
Can I stop this?



A:Taskbar question

Hello Aperture, I don't believe it is possible to prevent taskbar icons from displaying that they are active. They use a color from the programs icon (blue for IE, orange from Firefox, etc.), as when you mouse over them. You can change the taskbar color and transparency, but the icons behavior is a "feature" of windows and cannot be changed, at least natively by windows.

A Guy

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Ok, I'm trying to set up my task bar so that some programs show up and some don't, but when I change to don't display all notifications and icons , my task bar trey area disappears and only shows that arrow thing.

How can I show some of my programs in the task bar and not have that arrow there?

A:Taskbar question

You may need to go into "MSCONFIG" and disable some of the programs from starting with Windows. Also, some programs will let you disable the tray icon. Sometimes it needs to be done one by one.

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Hi everyone,

I have W7 Pro on my notebook and I just setup a client with W7 Home.

He has lots of Thunderbird email windows open and when you hover over the Thunderbird icon Pinned in the taskbar, you see each of the opened windows as a small representation of the window.
On my W7 Pro I set it up the same, but each open window is represented by a horizontal line of text.
( much less real-estate and easier on the eye when you have lots of windows open! )

It this a difference between Pro and Home ?
I have looked everywhere for a setting that control this, but cannot find one !

If anyone has any ideas on this I'd really appreciate it...

regards, Dave

A:Pin to taskbar question

Right click on desktop and choose personalize. Are you using an aero theme?

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I was wondering if there's an easy way to change the taskbar window alert color. That is, when you have something minimized, and its taskbar section glows, for example, orange when something happens in the program. Can this color be altered without altering a whole theme on your computer?

A:Taskbar question

Not as far as I know, perhaps you should try out some new visual styles, tons out there.

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Hello , I want to ask how to tunr off this function in the picture below , I need it turn off very much , waiting for ideas

A:Question about Taskbar

Here you go: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Good luck!


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This isn't all that important, more of "I wonder why that happened" kinda thing.

My Taskbar at the screen bottom used to have some coloring on it.
Made it a lot easier to see the icons.

The Taskbar now is pure white, and although all the icons are still there, some of them are very washed out, and a bit hard to see with my eyesight.

Why did it change its coloring/tint ?

Any way to get it back to the original coloring ?


A:Taskbar Question

Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11


This isn't all that important, more of "I wonder why that happened" kinda thing.

My Taskbar at the screen bottom used to have some coloring on it.
Made it a lot easier to see the icons.

The Taskbar now is pure white, and although all the icons are still there, some of them are very washed out, and a bit hard to see with my eyesight.

Why did it change its coloring/tint ?

Any way to get it back to the original coloring ?


Hi Bob! Have you tried Right-Clicking the Desktop then going to Personalise and then changing Window Colour?


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I have my taskbar set for auto hide, yet half the time it is visible when I don't want it to be. How can I make it behave?

A:Taskbar question

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As i restarted my computer this morning...the taskbar was at the top of the screen not the there a way to get it back to normal? because of just a setting or a virus?..please help

thanks in advance :angel:

A:Taskbar Question..

Right click on your taskbar and make sure the "lock taskbar" is not ticked then drag it to where you want it. Once it is in place right click it again and tick "lock taskbar"

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I have three question about XP PRO:
1) I have the quick launch enabled and want to know how I can add an icon to the taskbar. In win98se, I can drag an icon and add it to the taskbar but I can't do it in XP PRO. How is it done?

2)How do you configure Outlook Express not to automatically download emails? I clicked on Tools and then Options and I could not find anything that would stop the automatic downloading. In Netscape Messenger I am able to do this. Any ideas?

3) when I click on Start. Help and Support, it brings up the Help and Support Center. On the upper left, there is a Search window but no matter what I search for, it comes back with a No Match answer. If I click Support on the toolbar, it connects me to Microsoft Online Assisted Support, so I know it can connect to the internet. Am I using it wrong?? TIA


A:XP PRO Taskbar Question

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Hey guys,

I was wandering if it would be possible to alter the way my applications are displayed on my windows taskbar.

The 'Group similar taskbar buttons' in the toolbar properties displays all the application tabs together, but after so many of the same application is opened, it groups them into a list, I would like to know how to change that.

I've provided screenshots in case you don't get what I mean:

Currently, the windows get stacked like so:

When the option is turned off, they are displayed as so:

However, I would like them to be displayed as so:
(I had to close all the programs and open them up in order for them to display like this)



A:Taskbar Grouping Question

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well i have a lil problem with my taskbar... my four year old made it double the size and i cant seem to get it normal again... i know i know my four year old figured it out and i cant, well i have to live with that! lol so if anyone can help me it would be very kind thank you

A:Solved: Taskbar Question

ok got it i justr clicked it and it went normal sorry for the post...... i knew i would catch up to my four year old sooner or later!

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I've got my taskbar set to use small icons, but I'm wondering if there's any way to make it even thinner yet.
Basically, I use a custom start orb that looks like the min/max/close buttons, and I'd like to make it so the distance from the bottom of that to the bottom of the taskbar is the same distance as the close button from the lower edge of the caption bar when a window is maximized. Which I believe is 2 pixels.
Is that possible?

A:Taskbar Height Question

You might need a manipulation application to go further with such a topics

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In adding an item to Quick Launch, I unlocked the taskbar and accidentally turned it into two rows, double-stacked. How can I get it back to one row?


A:Solved: Taskbar question

just drag and drag to its original size
and then lock the taskbar

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Hey all, first post here, how ya doin.

I'm a non-pro PC fixer-upper and as such I've been putting MS antispyware on a lot of people's PC's. I use the same settings for em all yet I've noticed that on some PC's the taskbar icon is a red target and on others it's a blue target- anyone know the reason for this difference? TIA

A:Taskbar icon question

Thats a good question, I've only seen the red target....

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On the taskbar digital clock display, is it possible to get the display to show seconds?

A:XP Pro Taskbar Clock Question

i havnt found a way yet, im still cheacking all possibilitys

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If this is the wrong area to post this question, please excuse.
Also, this may going too far with the "neatnick" in me, however:

When I click on "show hidden icons", and then "customize", items show up there ("select which icons and notifications appear on the taskbar") which are no longer even installed on my W7 Home Premium system. How can I clean up this area so that what's offered to me matches only items on my system?

Dick Y

A:Taskbar - Custimization question

Check out this article for a reg tweak to clean it up.

Clear Past Notification Icons In Windows 7

Alternatively you can google "Win 7 notification area cleanup" and you will also find a few tools to do it.

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I'm sure this must be an easy question. I changed my taskbar to black under personalize. But when I have a window open the presssed in color or whatever you call it is gray. So if you have many programs/folders open it can be a bit difficult to spot it right away to minimize it. I thought it might be under the advance options, but playing around with some didn't change it. Though I'm not sure what I would change it to either since I never thought about it for Vista.

A:Taskbar color question

Hi Yajiro,

Is this what you're talking about? Don't like Taskbar Selected Window Highlight...


Windows Outreach Team

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My wife just bought an external hard drive, and wanted to put the shortcut in the taskbar, but it does not appear to allow anything but programs to be pinned. I didn't see this solution anywhere...does anyone have a suggestion or fix?


A:Windows 7 taskbar question

You should be able to create a shortcut on the desktop right click choose pin to taskbar then delete the shortcut from the desktop.

Make sure the drive is plugged in while you are doing this just to be safe.
If that isn't working I don't know why it shouldn't be a problem.

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My 5 year old son has got my taskbar moved to the side of my desktop, and I've tried everything to move it back to the bottom, and can't get it to do anything. Someone PLEASE help me.

A:Inexperienced taskbar question?

Right click on the taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar. Then use your mouse to grab the taskbar and move it to the bottom. Then go back and check Lock the Taskbar.

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I pinned my recycle bin to my taskbar. Is there a way to make it so that..

1. I can make it a 32x32 icon like on the superbar, and not have it expand my superbar vertically

2. Be able to click and drag into the docked icon to send it to the recycle bin.

A:Recylcle Bin Pin to Taskbar (question)

I have no answer regarding the taskbar. But I can do what you want with my recycle bin in the Rocket Dock. - Just a suggestion for an alternative.

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I'm new to seven forums and have been looking around the forum and cannot find my answer. When I open Internet explorer or libraries, it makes the icon highlighted. But I have pinned iTunes and Frostwire to the taskbar, and when I open them up, it adds a new icon to the start menu, to where I have two iTunes icons. Is there any way to make these icons act like the internet explorer icon? Thanks in advance

A:Question about taskbar icons

Are you opening them from the icon you just pinned, or from some other shortcut, on the desktop or something?

Windows Outreach Team

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If I create a Chrome Application shortcut for a webpage, the taskbar icon seems to be fixed and won't update even if the icon for the webpage updates as in this screenshot

Is there anything that can be done to make the main taskbar icon refresh to match the webpage?


A:Question about refreshing taskbar icons

Hello Wallis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does the taskbar thumbnail preview of the Chrome icon update when you move the pointer away to close the preview window, and move the pointer back to open it again?

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Guys, I have a couple of questions. I have win7 and for some reason, when I open RELATED things and they're in the taskbar, unlike in XP, I CANNOT move the individual item/icon around in the taskbar, the whole damn group follows.
I have it set to NEVER combine...

Second question. I tend to keep three folders open at all times and they have shortcuts to all my programs in them. HOWEVER, I don't want to see the NAVIGATION pane in those three folders but I DO want to see it in the windows/folders that I open to look at stuff in windows explorer.
I have NOT chosen the APPLY to other folders...


Also, I would like windows to always open these three folders on startup which is not a problem, but I would like them to be opened in a certain order and windows won't do it, EVEN if I renamed them to be in alphabetical order. Any ideas?



A:Taskbar and folder question (win7)

Those are all normal things - you'll just have to learn to live with them, I'm afraid!

As for start-up order of those folders, I'm not sure if you can set a specific order to open them; hopefully someone else will have an idea!

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Hello!..........I am using Windows XP. My bottom taskbar (the one with Start on the left hand side) does not show my mail received symbol. The right hand side of my taskbar has icons and < and the message received bit is hidden behind that (if I press on the < I can see it)
Is there anyway I can see my mail received without it being hidden.

A:(solved) bottom taskbar question

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3773 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R2 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 937547 MB, Free - 786558 MB; D: Total - 14803 MB, Free - 1878 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2B29
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
This is a stupid but irritating problem.

Maybe I inadvertently hit something, but my taskbar suddenly changed from single to twice the thickness it was and the icons and open applications icons stack 2 deep vertically instead of all in a nice neat single horizontal line. The icons are all crowded over to one side, very unsightly.

I've tried dragging the top boundary down but it either keeps it 2 deep, or makes it disappear altogether below the screen. I've tried dragging every other boundary line that will let itself be dragged to fix the problem but nothing has fixed it. Tried rebooting the computer thinking it would default back, no go.

I just want it back to where it was, a normal well behaving taskbar. It's irritating to have this twice bigger than necessary, jumbly ugly taskbar down there. And I don't want to have to do the extra step of dragging it up from below my sight line every time I want it. Stupid.

There is really a shortage of information about stupid stuff like this that should be a quick easy fix.

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A:maybe a silly taskbar question windows 8

Hello, it may help get some support if you would provide a high quality screenshot of your taskbar

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As the title says, it is dumb and probably everyone knows how to do this, but how do you put a separator between programs on the taskbar? its just that i have lots of different 'category' programs that I just want to look neat and easy to navigate to.
Thanks for any help


A:Dumb Question About Customization Of The Taskbar

You COULD use Jumplist Launcher and make a different "program" for each of your categories. You would have to use the jumplists to open each of your programs though. And then they would open in a separate icon on the taskbar.

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The taskbar at the bottom of the screen is twice as big as it should be. Usually you can unlock it and put your mouse cursor at the top and drag it down or up. this one you can drag up but it won't go down. The clock had the time, day, and month and year stacked up that might be why, how do you change that to just the time? or how would I get the task bar back to just one that is the size of the start button like it should be?

A:Windows xp home SP2-Question about the taskbar

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I'm using Win7 HP. If I create a new folder on my desktop, I don't see a "pin to taskbar" option when I right click on it. How do I enable that capability? Thanks.

A:Pinning items to taskbar question.

Hello Jacatone,

Only programs will have the "Pin to taskbar" option, but you can use the method in the tutorial below to pin the folder as a toolbar on the taskbar though.Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
....or you could create a shortcut of the folder in Quick Launch on the taskbar.Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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I'm dual booting with XP and 7RC1. With XP I use a program called TaskbarShuffle. It allows me to middle click on a program running in the taskbar to close the program.

In Win7, middle clicking opens a copy of the same program and TaskbarShuffle doesn't work with Win7 yet. Is there any way to change the middle mouse button's behavior through the registry or does anybody know of another program that will do it?

This is the only reason RC1 is not my only operating system. Please help.

Thank you.

A:Question about Middle Click taskbar

Very interesting, I'd love to know too.

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I just upgraded from windows 7 to 10 & it installed the new build 1607 & I also have build 1511 on my other machines. On build 1607 is the clock on lower right side in task bar suppose to be to the left of notifications? unlike build 1511 clock all way to the right last icon on tray. I was trying to drag to the right but can't.

A:New build 1607 taskbar question

That appears to be normal.

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I have a lot of things I want to put on the Dock, but I don't want an individual item for each. I basically want to group them. For example, I have:
-C# Projects (Folder/Directory)
-Java Projects (Folder/Directory)
-C# (Shortcut)
-Eclipse (Shortcut)
I want to put all 4 of these items into a "group" called "Programming" and then put it on the Dock. Any idea how to do this?a

A:Question about shortcuts and the Taskbar/Dock

There are lots of ways to do that.
Such as Rocketdock, Objectdock
You will need to use Stack Docklet with rocketdock.

Anather option is 7 Stacks

Or if you dont want to use any third party app you can make it with windows taskbar.
Make shortcuts of all folders and put them in one folder and then pin that folder to taskbar
Hear is a tutorial for that.

Hope this helps.

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does anyone understand how windows reads transparency for the taskbar elements?

i'm trying to get rid of the dark gradients behind the start button and clock area. i found the resources, and replaced them with blank pngs, but on launching the style, those areas became pure white.

i'm confused!

A:skinning question - taskbar transparency

I havn't got there yet on my new style but could it be some Alpha channels are involved?

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Hi guys,

I am currently using Windows 7 Build 7000 Beta, as I'm sure many others are, and I am amazed at how much faster and better Windows 7 is compared to Vista. However, there is one little thing I was wondering about...

You know how in Windows Vista, the taskbar has this kind of "shiny" effect?

Yeah, well in Windows 7,they took this effect out of the taskbar.

I always loved the skin in Vista even though Vista itself wasn't very good, and I was wondering if this effect can be achieved once again in Windows 7.

(Also, in Vista, when a window is maximized, the taskbar turns solid, they took this away in Windows 7 skins too.)


A:[Question] Vista-like Taskbar in Windows 7

Hi Clericx and welcome,

It's just the way the new taskbar is. It's still has the glass effect, it just doesn't look like the Vista one. You can see if you have these checked in Adjust Visual Effects. Control Panel-Performance Info and Tools-Adjust Visual Effects.
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hi, new here,

i've changed my default location to "my computer" when i click on the windows exploere icon in the taskbar. i've found several different suggestions online on how to do this, mainly putting one of the following strings into the target box:

explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

i was using the first one and didn't like the behavior of it ( it would open "my computer" and then when i double clicked on either hard drive, it would open in a new window and maybe 1 out of 5 times it would open two seperate identical windows showing the contents of my hard drive.) then i found the other two strings online and they are different but behave the way i want them to. no new windows, everything opens in the same window, also not allowing for two identical windows to open at the same time. i haven't found where anyone else has ran into this and was just wondering what the difference is exactly in the three strings. i hope i've explained this well enough.


A:question about windows explorer in on the taskbar

Hello Wes, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's the command line switches ( /e - /root - etc) after explorer.exe that make the difference. You might also see how these work for you as well.

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,

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I'm made a short cut that opens up a web browser then goes to a website I told it to. I launch the icon from the desktop it works. I launch the icon from the task bar and it works. In the taskbar it changes from a link to the application when it is launch it does everything I want it to do but if I want to say quickly go back to the link location I click on the application link it is shown as a application running and the link is replace by it. After I close the browser it goes away in the link comes back in the place of where the application tab was running as it never change.

My question is, is it possible to keep the link as a link and not make it turn in to the application on the task bar and then collapse all the same application into a menu?


A:Keep Links As Link Not In A Browser But Taskbar, Question?

Which browser is opening these webpage shortcuts,
Internet explorer just handles it as shortcut, but because ie opens it once and you navigate to another page it's just another open tab or window,
You would need to right click the backwards button to return to the original location on the website.
A better option for internet explorer is to drag the url address to the Favorites bar that way it's always the same when clicked on.
Or you can add it to your favorites and it will stay.
I never place these items on the desktop/ clutter effect.
One extra thought,
Right click your taskbar and click on Properties,
Taskbar buttons/ Never combine.

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I renamed hijack this and did a system scan. This is the log file, any help would be awesome!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:28:23 PM, on 10/23/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Video Add-on\isfmntr.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Boot Optimizer\HPBootOp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1130092997\ee\AOLSoftware.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exeC:\Program Files\Video Add-on\isfmm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digit... Read more

A:Red X That Blinks Into A Blue Question Mark On My Taskbar

nevermind My second scan with Webroot spysweeper seems to have fixed the problem.

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I just installed a new hard drive (sigh) and I am trying to set up XP to do what XP did on my old, now dead, drive. On the old drive, XP would show a button for each document I opened on the task bar. As new documents were opened, the buttons on the task bar would scrunch up. I believe opening new folders worked the same way, in that, every time I opened a new folder or sub folder, a new button would appear on the task bar. How do I get XP to show open documents and folders as individual buttons on the task bar? (The default is to have numbers within one button showing how many documents are within each button. Thank you in advance for your reply.

A:Solved: Windows Taskbar Folder And Document Question

HowdeeDoodee, Right click your Taskbar, choose Properties, under the Taskbar tab uncheck "Group similar taskbar buttons", click Apply/OK


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I've googled all night to resolve my issue and 'found' the answer that should work. However, it has not. So I wonder if I'm missing something. I know this thread has been touched on before however the answers given don't seem to be working for me.

Nothing minimizes to taskbar ('minimized' windows sit on top of taskbar)
taskbar cannot be re-sized
quicklaunch is 'locked'
cannot move desktop icons (don't even 'shadow')
cannot copy/paste ("invalid value in registry")

Win Xp Pro 64bit - Sp2
Outpost Firewall 2009*
teatimer (spybot) *

*= these apps were NOT installed when this issue came up first time resulting in fullformat/reinstall

I doubt this in an 'infection' cuz I scanned with every program feasible. I've gotten the script from Kelly's-Korner -- when I 'run' the script nothing happens, the cmd prompt blinks for split second then nothing.
I've restarted explorer (a lot)
I've resized my icon cache
and hell I reformatted before when this happened and it's still doing it
I would supply a screen-shot of the desktop but I can't copy/paste from hotkey or via 'edit' (mspaint) "invalid value for registry" is what windows tells me
---- which pretty much screams it's a registry issue, I just cannot make the vbs script supplied from Kellys-Korner run

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A:the 'taskbar/non moving icons/non minimizing' question -- but with other issues

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Please answer simple question.
Can i put 3 diffrent folders to stick on my taskbar?

A:Simple question. Can i make 3 folders stick in taskbar?


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So lets say you have a program open, and its not pinned to the taskbar, calculator for example. You close it, and the animation for the programs icon on the taskbar disappears smoothly. Now, if I pin the calculator onto the taskbar and open it (or any current taskbar pinned item) and close it, the icon disappears with a sort of a chunky, or "blocky" animation leaving just the normal taskbar icon.

My question is, should this happen or is my Windows install lagging somehow? Can anyone recreate this and see if you get a similiar result? Simply, non taskbar pinned apps icons seem to close smoother, while ones that are pinned dont really have an animation and just close with maybe 3 different frames.

A:Quick Question About Closing Apps/ Taskbar (Could someone test this? )

Hello Keyes,

This would be the Animations in the taskbar visual effects setting. It's normal for there to be a slight delay with the animation. If it's to long or jagged, then you may have something else running that's using a lot of resources causing a temporary longer delay for this.

If you like, you could turn off (uncheck) this setting to have them be instant instead.

Visual Effects Settings - Change

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a few days ago I encountered a problem with Alt-Tab switching whose previews are no more present when I hit it. Besides, Ctr-Alt-Tab does not invoke the sticky mode any more. Visually, the problem is this:



Restarting DWM and themes does not fix it. Has anyone else had this annoyance? How am I supposed to fix it?
Thank you.

A:No Alt-Tab Previews (need to get them back)

Right, want something solved do it yourself, do not bother forums. And this is what I did:
regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer > set AltTabSettings to 0.Alternatively, you can do that with Alt + Tab Tuner by unchecking ''Old Style Alt + Tab Dialogue'' box:

AltTab appearance settings such as thumbs and grid size are sdtored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AltTab


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i tried both of these...
Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change

option 1: nothing happened.

option 2: when i get to the point where i need to click on "DWORD" the options on that list are all greyed out & im unable to click anything.
do you have any other suggestions?

A:i cant get rid of thumbnail previews

Have a look at this Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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I know Windows 7 comes with thumbnail preview like Windows Vista, but since I installed it it's only given the names of the open programs when I scroll over it versus the thumbnail photo. I didn't change any of these settings and I researched on how to change it. Most say to search "GPEdit.msc" and then go through a series of steps. When it opens, it says this:

How can I change this...?

A:Thumbnail Previews

pal that's a really small pic ... can't read it

*edit .... I see you've fixed it

What ver of Win7 do you have ?

I know that with Vista neither of the Home versions (Basic or premium) included the MMC snapins like GPEDIT or SecPol. But I'm not sure about Win7

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Hi !

Does anybody know how to activate the previews of several files like *.rtf, *.pdf and OpenOffice files (and *.doc, *.xls,...) ?

On my Windows 7 64bits only the previews of images or movies work...

Could you tell me how to do it for icons, for visualisation it's working (except for OOo files) ?

I think it's a problem of ActiveX Control or/and Regedit !?


A:Files Previews

I can't say for the other files, but what PDF reader app do you have installed? On my two systems with Adobe Reader X installed, I get PDF previews.

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Hi all, i was just wandering if is there any way to make the Aero previews actually "Real Time" while the window is minimized?

I find the previews useless if you cant have a real-time preview wile the window is minimized.

Just think, you are Downloading something and you want to be monitoring the download, but you dont want the window to be on the screen, so you minimize it and later you place the cursor on the task bar entry and you get a snapshot of the window... so you have to restore the window to see the real % that has been downloaded.

in KDE/Linux you can set "Keep window thumbnails -> always (breaks minimization) " and im wondering if is there any registry key or program that would do the same in win7.

PS i know that that will affect the computer performance so please do not tell me

A:Aero Previews

But they do.
And Welcome to the SevenForums.

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I thought I would share this link with those people still looking for a solution, this program works on both XP and XP and on 32 AND 64 bit versions - make sure you select the right installer for your system.


nice piece of coding that resolves the issue for many formats, PSD / DDS / TGA / SGI / etc.

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I tell you what would be nice, when you hover over an icon on the superbar and get the preview, if there was a button you could press that kept that preview up and on top.

For instance when playing a video in VLC, I would like the preview to stay popped up and on top so I can surf the tinternet and still keep an eye on the film or video.

Wonder if Microsoft would incorporate that functionality in SP1 if I pestered asked them nicely?

A:Superbar Previews...

Pester Ask here

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instead of thumbnails for .wmf files, all it shows is a generic icon.

i tried changing the settings, and it didnt work.

i tried RUN-regsvr32 shimgvw.dll and i got this:


The module shimgvw.dll" was loaded but the
entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found. Make sure that "shimgvw.dll" is
a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again."

help please?

A:.WMF thumbnail previews

Open the CMD prompt with Run as administrator then type regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

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I recently reinstalled Windows, and my mum was using my computer to open a PDF file, but since I hadn't installed Adobe Reader yet, the file couldn't open, so she attempted to open it in Internet Explorer...
So anyway, I installed Adobe Reader X, but the default program to open PDFs was still set as Internet Explorer, so I had to change it to open with Adobe Reader.
It opens properly now, but there's one problem, there are no PDF file previews in Explorer; if I make the icons bigger it just shows a big Adobe icon.
I tried the fix here: Fixes for 64-bit Adobe Reader preview handler and thumbnails but it doesn't work. I also tried using an alternative PDF reader (Sumatra) but I still get no previews. Any help would be appreciated

A:No PDF previews in Explorer

Did you delete the iconcache and thumbcaches and reboot after installing the PDF fix?

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