Windows 10: Taskbar Thumbnails doesn't seem to be working when TWO of same type

Discus and support Taskbar Thumbnails doesn't seem to be working when TWO of same type in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I'm having issues with Windows Areo most likely. I'm on Windows 10, and for some reason I lost the ability to have 2 preview taskbar... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by visualtech48, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Taskbar Thumbnails doesn't seem to be working when TWO of same type


    Hello,

    I'm having issues with Windows Areo most likely. I'm on Windows 10, and for some reason I lost the ability to have 2 preview taskbar thumbnails when I have 2 windows of the same type

    Example:

    Taskbar Thumbnails doesn't seem to be working when TWO of same type [​IMG]


    However when only one is presented, it works as it should:

    Taskbar Thumbnails doesn't seem to be working when TWO of same type [​IMG]


    ALSO:

    When I'm on windows explorer and I go to desktop, and click ANY map, it double opens the map in 2 new windows

    Taskbar Thumbnails doesn't seem to be working when TWO of same type [​IMG]


    Any help is highly appriciated

    :)
     
    visualtech48, Aug 19, 2016
    #1
  2. Sambob101 Win User

    Taskbar not showing popup icons for multiple windows

    If I only have one of a certain type of window open on my taskbar, then when I hover over the icon for it, a thumbnail of the window will pop up as expected. If however, I have 2 or more of the same type of window open on my taskbar, (e.g. 2 File Explorer
    windows) then when I hover over the icon, the names of the windows will be displayed rather than the thumbnails of the windows. How do I change this so that the thumbnails appear when I have multiple of the same type of window open and I hover over the icon
    on the taskbar?
     
    Sambob101, Aug 19, 2016
    #2
  3. Windows 10 - taskbar thumbnails - turn them off - how?

    You need to edit the registry. Set NumThumbnails to 1 (0 doesn't work in Windows 10)

    Various settings for the Taskbar thumbnails are documented here. http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/increase-taskbar-thumbnail-preview-size-windows/ (Ignore
    the title, and read about "NumThumbnails")

    Edit:

    If NumThumbnails is set to 1, if more than one instance of a program is open, the taskbar thumbnails won't show up. Instead they appear stacked.

    However, when a single instance of a program is running, the thumbnail still shows up.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Aug 19, 2016
    #3
  4. Taskbar Thumbnails doesn't seem to be working when TWO of same type

    I get 2 thumbnails of the same type
    Attachment 97070
    Not sure why yours doesn't work

    As for your 2nd question, maybe it's the mouse being sensitive?
    EDIT: Not sure if I understand, what if you right click and "open in new window"?
     
    nicholasng99, Aug 19, 2016
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  5. I somehow managed to fix it with a windows tool, my limit was somehow set to ONLY 1 to show for thumbnail.

    But now I don't have anymore the AREO PEEK when I go over a window...
     
    visualtech48, Apr 4, 2018
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