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Recent App Thumbnails with Mouse

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Recent App Thumbnails with Mouse


    G'Day,
    I find using the mouse (at centre left of App screen) to see thumbnail(s) of Recent Apps VERY IFFY!!
    Out of say 50 attempts:
    __44 provide no visible action
    __04 provide a momentry glimpse of a thumbnail
    __02 provide an actual thumbnail that can be dragged (partly or fully) on to the screen

    Any advice welcomed.

    Regards,

    PatManOz

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  2. #2


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    It only works with Metro Apps, currently.

    If you have no metro apps running (or suspended) you'll only get the desktop.

    Otherwise, scroll over to the left, pull one out without dropping it, put it back and pull again. A new Metro App will be there (again, providing you are running Metro Apps).

    After you cycle through them, you'lll get the desktop option in your "pull-out."

    It even works in desktop mode.
    Last edited by mikedl; 26 Oct 2011 at 01:00. Reason: Grammar ... sorry ...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks Mikeld,

    All the Apps referred to are Metro Apps.

    I "Mouse Left" from a metro App OR from "Start", and the behaviour is as described.

    Regards,

    PatManOz
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  4. #4


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    I dunno, then, works for me everytime.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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