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Help Required re: Browser Preview Panel

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    windows 8

    Help Required re: Browser Preview Panel


    I have no idea what the proper term is for this feature, thus I can't search for it properly. When I hover my mouse over the browser tab at the bottom of my screen, I can see what is going on in that window without switching to that window. The help I need is with it turning off by itself for no reason. I don't care why it does it. I need help with figuring out how to turn it back on without rebooting my entire system. Thoughts? Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello SnakeEyes, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you mean from the icons on your taskbar for opened windows, then these would be taskbar thumbnail previews.

    Could you post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help to ID what the issue may be.

    For now, here are some things to check:




    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    The only screenshot I can give right now is it working. Click image for larger version

    If you want one of it not working, it will have to wait. I have no idea how to trigger it to turn off.
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, whenever it's not working, post a screenshot showing it as well.

    Does this happen with only that one program when this happens, or all opened windows?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    All open windows. I'll post a screenshot when it shuts down again. It might be a few days though. It doesn't happen every day.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    I don't know if this is going to help, but here is a the screenshot of it not working. Not shown in the picture is the mouse pointer, but I assure you it is hovering over the tab.Click image for larger version
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  7. #7


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You might see if updating your video drivers to the latest version, and updating your WEI score may help.

    Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh WEI Score in Windows 8
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    I did what that link told me to do and all it did was turn off the previews.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    It should only temporarily do so while updating the WEI score, but should return back when it's finished. What was your WEI score?

    How about your video drivers?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    3.5

    I updated my video drivers, but I don't really see any difference. Youtube is the same. Playing a DVD is the same. I don't know.
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