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Discus and support Windows 10 Taskbar preview of multiple instances of a program in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello everyone! I am new to this forum and have had a problem with Windows 10 for a week or so now. Usually, when I hovered over a taskbar symbol and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by 22ms, May 8, 2020.

  1. 22ms Win User

    Windows 10 Taskbar preview of multiple instances of a program


    Hello everyone!

    I am new to this forum and have had a problem with Windows 10 for a week or so now. Usually, when I hovered over a taskbar symbol and the program had multiple instances opened, I got a preview of all of these instances next to each other. Somehow, this feature stopped working and I now only see the names of the instances as you can see in the screenshot.


    Windows 10 Taskbar preview of multiple instances of a program [​IMG]


    I hope you can help me!
    Windows 10 Version Number: 1909 Build 18363.851

    Kind Regards
    Leander

    :)
     
    22ms, May 8, 2020
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  2. Teemosan Win User

    How do I change Taskbar icon preview from Thumbnail peek to List peek in Win 10 v 1703?

    Thanks Gil deG

    That's a 90% fix.

    I followed the instructions and used the option to:

    "type 0 (zero) it will effectively disable taskbar thumbnail previews,
    and only show in list mode."

    This works, but only if there is more than one instance of an item open. So if I have only one Explorer window open the peek preview will still be thumbnail. As soon as I open a second or more Explorer
    window the preview peek switches to List. Same behavior for single to multiple instances of any other program in the taskbar - It's Thumbnail for one instance, List for multiple.

    So when setting the Decimal value is set to 0, it acts like Threshold value 1.

    I'm using Win 10 Pro. I'm wondering if there is an equivalent way to do this using Group Policy Editor, or is it just thorugh regedit?

    Thanks
     
    Teemosan, May 8, 2020
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  3. dacrone Win User
    Multiple IE - One Taskbar Instance


    The following screenshot is from a Win 7 machine. I had multiple tabs open in ie11 and had one crash. When it restarted itself, the taskbar only has one instance of the ie11 showing, but all tabs are still intact. Is there a way to do this in Win 10 on purpose? It would make it much easier/faster to minimize/maximize all tabs when working with multiple tabs are multiple programs...


    Windows 10 Taskbar preview of multiple instances of a program [​IMG]
     
    dacrone, May 8, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 Taskbar preview of multiple instances of a program

    How to OPEN Programs in Taskbar Preview WITHOUT Clicking ??

    @Triliuner I'm sorry to hear it's not as simple as that.

    When you have multiple windows opened from a single application e.g. 2 separate windows from Chrome, do they show up as previews when you hover over Chrome's icon in the taskbar, or as a list? Just asking to clarify that, they are at least showing as previews. If not, this should help: Change Taskbar Thumbnail Threshold to Show List in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    As for the different windows not showing when you hover your mouse over a preview, maybe it has something to do with the delay, see here: Change Delay Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials (restoring the default value)

    I hope that helps, if not, maybe others can suggest some other things to try..
     
    TheDeerDude, May 8, 2020
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