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Jump lists and pics

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Win 8.1

    Jump lists and pics


    I am presently at my wits end, All I want is to get my jump lists to work and display pictures in folders.
    Problem 1 : If I right click on file explorer or the hidden icons arrow on the task bar the following occurs; I right click, Window appears, I move my mouse to the pane and it disappears. This is usually accompanied by several expletives!
    Problem 2; I navigate to my pictures folder, click on a folder, and up come the pictures as Icons showing a
    cloudy Scene. F*** what ever I try nothing works. Last week the pictures were viewable, this week crappy icon!
    I am not a Geek nor a novice, but how the F*** do I cure this??? I will be eternally grateful for a solution.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Micky, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    P1) Usually you would need to right click on an icon on the taskbar to see it's jump list. If you click on anything outside of the jump list frame, then it will close.


    P2) It sounds like you may not have thumbnail previews turned on. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure you have it turned on (enabled).
    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Welcome to the forum, is your machine up to date do you have the latest drivers for your graphics card.

    I can't really help just throwing ideas out but there will be someone come along who'll be able to help you if you just wait.


    Edit: You beat me to it Brink, you posted while I was typing my reply.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Win 8.1


    Hi Many thanks Both, Pics now working ok.
    However Right click on a Icon; The pane opens, but as soon as you move the mouse directly upwards it disappears.
    At no time do I go onto the screen except that there is a small gap between the taskbar and the pane.??
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    What are you using to move the pointer with?

    If a touchpad, then it could be to sensitive and be tapping outside the jump list pane causing it to close.

    In addition, double check using the tutorial below to make sure you have the setting to activate a window by hovering over it disabled.

    Mouse Hover Makes Window Active - Enable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  6. #6


    Posts : 7
    Win 8.1


    It does work now if I'm quick. The problem appears to be there is a small gap between the taskbar and the pane, as the mouse pointer travels over the gap it effectively touches the screen. moving the pointer fast sometimes works.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Win 8.1


    PS I have both mouse and touchpad its the same with both.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not sure why it's closing on you so fast.

    Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this if able to see if anything may stand out.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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  9. #9


    Posts : 7
    Win 8.1


    Click image for larger version

    Have MP4 vid of this but cant upload
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Feb 2014 at 13:47. Reason: removed broken image
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Micky,

    Since you have something open behind the jump list, it would seem that it's making that active as soon as you go outside the jump list border.

    It seems that your touchpad may be set to sensitive and it's acting like you clicked on the item outside the jump list, or you may still have activate a window by hovering over it enabled.

    As a test, create a new user account and sign in to it to see if you have the same issue.
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