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Cursor Hovering Over Taskbar Icons Issue


Cursor hovering over task bar icons gives small screen image for ms word, but only tiny icon on white background for ms excel. I love the new windows 7 task bar, but am puzzled by inconsistencies. If i have a file open in ms word (2007), and i put the cursor on the ms word icon in the task bar, i see a small screen image of the open file. But if i do the same thing to excel (also 2007), instead of seeing the spreadsheet image i see a tiny excel file icon in a blank white square. This isn't helpful. I want to see the small image of the open spreadsheet. Excel is the only program that does this on the task bar.

Also, i have task bar programs that, once opened, create a second icon on the taskbar, and only that second image reacts to the hovering cursor. Is this because the programs are not written for the new windows 7 taskbar?   


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