Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Enable Windows 7 Taskbar Previews

Windows 7 has some great built in features.  One of these features is that you can see a picture preview of windows you have open by hovering over the program's icon on the taskbar.  However, for this feature to work, a Windows Aero theme needs to be chosen for your pc.

If you are not seeing previews of open programs when hovering over your taskbar icons, simply:

  • Right click on your Desktop
  • Go to Personalize
  • Choose an Aero theme  

If a basic or high contrast theme is selected, the preview window will be disabled and you will only see text.  

Written by Ashley Barrigar