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I used to get approximately 1 inch tall minature window pics of what was open when I mouse over an icon on my taskbar but I no longer see that. Instead I get a list of the open windows which is what I lused to get only when there were too many screens open to show all of them across the bottom of my screen. It also used to bring to the surface the real window when I moused over to the mini window at the bottom. Now it doesn't show me the real window when I mouse over to an window on the list. I have tried right clicking the task bar to see if there is something I can change but haven't found it. I hope the feature wasn't taken away by an update. I have windows 7 Home Premium Servidce Pack 1. This just started happening about a month or 2 ago I believe. Thanks, Shirley

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Click on Start menu.

Type the following text into the Start Search box: Aero

Click on a search result listing under Control Panel group that named as the following:

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An "Aero - Troubleshoot computer problems" wizard dialog will appear. Click on Next button.

The troubleshooting wizard will try to detect any problem by running a series of checks against various components required to make Aero works and running, such as video memory, Desktop Windows Manager (DWM) service, color depth, theme, power settings and etc. At the end of the analysis, the wizard will attempt to fix the issues related to Aero service and restart the Aero feature.

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Microsoft online support
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