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How do I get just a list of active windows within an application?

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    How do I get just a list of active windows within an application?


    How do I get just a list of active windows within an application such as in the following image?
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    On my win7 system when I mouse over an icon in the taskbar I get a list of active windows for that icon. I'd like to get the same on my win8 system.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kermit,

    I haven't tested this in Windows 8 yet, but it should work for you to have a "list mode" instead of a "taskbar thumbnail preview" when you hover over the icons of opened items on the taskbar.

    Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Hi "Brink"

    Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums works a treat Win-7 x32
    . . . but not in Win-8 x64

    Note   Note
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband
    Name:= NumThumbnails
    Type:= DWORD (32-bit)
    Value:= 0
    <<< to hide thumbnails

    I want to disable the taskbar thumbnail popups in Win-8

    Would appreciate any help


    Dell Laptop
    Win8 x64 (pre-installed installed)
    Classic Shell Start menu + WinExp
    Aero off
    Single user. (There is no Admin account, only the user, even when user logs off)
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Russell,

    Option Four works well in Windows 8.
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