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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by lilaco, Feb 15, 2015.

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  1. lilaco

    lilaco Thread Starter

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    using windows 7 home premium
    suddenly the color on my taskbar has changed to light blue and when I click on an icon the open links are in a vertical position as opposed to previously running horizontally.
    how do I get back to my previous settings??


    HELP!!!!


    herb
     
  2. plodr

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    Right Click My Computer and Select Properties.
    In the box that opens, in the left pane, select Advanced system settings.
    The Advanced tab should be open. Under Performance, click the settings Button.
    Which of the 4 items is selected:
    Let Windows choose...
    Adjust for Best Appearance
    Adjust for Best Performance
    Custom ?
     
  3. lilaco

    lilaco Thread Starter

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    thanks for the quick reply
    custom is ticked


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  4. plodr

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    In the list of items below Custom make sure there is a tick at
    Enable Aero Peek
    Enable Transparent Glass
    Click apply before you close the box and that should change the taskbar from blue to transparent.

    Click on an icon located where? desktop, quicklaunch or elsewhere? I'm having a tough time picturing what you see.
     
  5. lilaco

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    in custom................ticked transparent glass..................now all itemsa are ticked. see nothing that says aero peek.
    taskbar is still blue after ticking apply and ok

    for example, if i open internet explorer...... then open ie again............................then minimize both....i then put my cursor on ie on the task bar .......the sites come up on top of each other whereas before they ran horizontally across the taskbar. hope this makes sense to you
    thanks for the reply


    herb
     
  6. plodr

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    Yes. I understand. Right click the taskbar and select Properties.
    On the taskbar tab, look at Taskbar buttons.
    You currently have : Always combine, hide labels.
    You might want Never combine. Again click apply before you close the Window.

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    As far as the taskbar still remaining blue and not transparent, change from Custom to Let Windows decide what's best for my computer.
     
  7. lilaco

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    thanks again for your reply
    tried what youn suggested...........all my open links appeared on the taskbar with no names
    what i want is for the open links to appear on top of the taskbar and only have 1 icon on the taskbar for each piece of software...this is what i had before
    color on the taskbar is still blue
    any other suggestions???

    herb
     
  8. plodr

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    No, sorry. I'm out of ideas.
    I have never seen open links appear above the taskbar.
     
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    Did you reboot?
     
  10. valis

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    I think what you mean is the quick launch toolbar. Like this?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. lilaco

    lilaco Thread Starter

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    that's what i'm looking for
    how do i get it??thanks for your interest

    herb
     
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    Whoa, thanks Valis. I never saw anything like that.
     
  14. valis

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    I swear by quicklainch. That was the FIRST thing I did with my 7 rig. :)
     
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