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Taskbar Bug


Found a small bug in the highlighting of applications on the taskbar. Tested with windows explorer, haven't tested any others. Always reproducible on my machine.

Open two windows. Show the previews by mousing over the icon. Mouse over one of the windows, and hover over the close button. Once the window comes to the front, close it using the close button on the preview, then move your mouse off the preview so that the preview will close soon. The highlight stays on the icon no matter where you move the mouse, until you focus another window or mouse over a taskbar icon again.


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Win 7 Rtm Taskbar Bug

I am running windows 7 rtm x64 from technet. I apply the setting to never combine the icons on the taskbar. Then i open two windows of the same program, lets say word. When i rolled over with the mouse on the beta, the blue color would stretch across both windows very nicely. Now, in the rtm, it only stretches across one window, stops and does it to the other when i roll over the other. It does not look good. Also, is there any clarification that the retail build out today is the same as the rtm?

http://picasaweb.google.com/ethanpilot787/windows7rtm#5396250287991850162


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I have one desktop mic, and headset mic, same problem at both. Oh, and by the way, i never had this kind of problem on windows xp.


Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-06-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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P. S. To make it more clear, here is the situation:

Title: problem entering backslash character in standard open file dialog

Steps to reproduce
Use any program which uses standard open dialog (i will demonstrate on notepad), make czech keyboard available in the system.
Start notepad
Switch to czech keyboard
Choose file -> open
Try to enter backslash in the filename edit box using right alt /altgr/ + q key combination

Expected
Backslash character ('') appears

Observed
Nothing happens

Known workarounds
Use us keyboard (or other where backslash char. Can be typed directly)
Or
Switch to us keyboard and back to czech - right alt + q will start to work for this instance of dialog


Posted On: 2010-07-12 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bug Report Dvd Maker

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Posted On: 2010-03-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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While browsing through some songs with google chrome i wanted to save one of the sounds which loaded on the websites flash music player. So i went to the directory d:usersjonappdatalocalgooglechromeuser datadefaultcache as i do similarly with mozilla firefox in windows xp. And copied the file i thought was the audio file into another directory and changed the extension to . Mp3 .

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Posted On: 2009-06-11 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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4) windows xp client to an explicit, read-only share on a windows 7 professional target host.

In all scenarios, the target windows 7 professional host immediately blue-screens. This behavior could be duplicated 100% of the time.


Posted On: 2009-12-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Taskbar Icons

With windows explorer, when i have multiple tabs, open, the taskbar shows one icon and when i hover on it, the open windows are shown as thumbnails from left to right. I want them stacked one above the other with no thumbnail showing. Is that an option?

I have the same issue with outlook, i usually have about 8 or 9 open emails and it is hard to find the one i was working on, because i have to scan the top of the thumbnail to look for the relevant email. Let me know if there is one way i can change the default on all windows applications.


Posted On: 2009-05-19 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Taskbar Change

Today i noticed that when i scroll over the icons on the taskbar i no longer get a small image of what would be displayed on the screen if i clicked on it. I only get a small grey rectangle that gives me the information in text form. For instance, when rolling over the internet explorer icon that was previously opened as the google page, instead of the image of the google page i get a small grey rectangle that says "google - windows internet explorer". Can i change this back to what it was before easily, or what caused this to happen?

Posted On: 2010-02-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Taskbar Frozen

My taskbar will randomly freeze and be completely unresponsive. I have to reboot it and it usually restarts the program "explorer.exe"

My taskbar has had this problem since i got the computer, but it seems to get worse as time goes on. I had figured it was a problem with vista, and was looking forward to not dealing with it anymore.

Prior to upgrading to windows 7, i discovered that the problem was a clash between my speaker driver and windows vista. I simply had to disable my speakers to avoid the problem.

I was expecting windows 7 to fix the problem, and it did at first. The problem reappeared last week and a simple restart of the computer (i often leave my laptop on for days at a time. I only close it at night, not turn it off) fixed it for a few days. It has reappeared today, and has happened repeatedly. I have not restarted the computer as of yet, but i would like to find a more permanent solution than disabling my speakers or restarting it. I am afraid i will go back to where i was with vista which was a giant pain in the butt.


Posted On: 2009-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Taskbar Flickers

I've been finding that the taskbar flickers to black, like the images disappear. It happens to the time, buttons, start menu windows icon, etc. It flickers back and forth and eventually stops. I'm thinking it's a driver problem? There seems to be no pattern as to what's causing it. Here's my hardware info:

Mobile intel(r) 965 express chipset family (microsoft corporation - prerelease wddm 1. 1)


Posted On: 2009-05-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Flashy Taskbar

I just recently upgraded my laptop from windows vista to windows 7. All was well until i noticed that my taskbar was. You guessed it. Flashing. Its like being "refreshed". The taskbar was appearing and disappearing (i can see my desktop background) the opened windows are still there though. It happened a couple times already this week. I tried rolling my mouse over the taskbar to where ever was flashing and then it stopped. What's wrong with my taskbar? O_o

Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Taskbar Customization

Is there a way to use the old school taskbar (left click on an icon opens a new instance of the program, buttons don't change size, etc. ). The whole "shortcut turns into taskbar icon" concept is actually rather annoying.

I'm definitely not a fan of some of ms's practices of late. They tend to change the interface alot without making it customizable (vista, 7, office 2007). They can't possibly expect everyone to like the new eye-candy stuff, especially when it lowers productivity.


Posted On: 2009-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Taskbar Functionality

Why was a useful feature removed? Auto-hide is quite possibly the most annoying function ever;  i would prefer to be able to allow windows to open over the taskbar and if i need it hit the windows key on the keyboard live we've been able to do for close to 10 years.

It's like being able to drag items around in the all programs area of the start menu;  you can do it, but they will just re-alphabetize themselves even if you turn 'sort all programs menu by name' off - why did we lose this functionality, and what's the point of the preference being there at all if it's going to sort regardless?


Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 21 Replies .

Problem With Taskbar

I just installed the latest windows 7 update and i'm having some troubles with my taskbar. Before, if say i had a few internet explorer windows open, i could hover my mouse over the ie icon and right above it a few little windows would pop up that would display what each different window was showing. I could then move my mouse up and hover over one of the little windows, which would show me the website full-screen and i could click on it to have that be what window i am currently at.

Since the update this morning, i hover my mouse over the ie icon or any other icon that has multiple things running, the little windows pop up for just a second and then vanish, so i am unable to preview/switch between different windows. I know i can go into taskbar settings and turn off auto combine to make it easy to swith between windows, but the whole hover over icon/little windows thing was an awesome feature that i really like.


Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Hiding Taskbar

Windows 7 ultimate x64 with all updates. I recently did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate x64. Unfortunately, i cannot get the taskbar to stay hidden. Here is what happens when i try.

1. Right click and select properties.
2. Uncheck auto-hide the taskbar.
3. Press apply
4. Check auto-hide the taskbar.
5. Press apply.

At this point the taskbar slides down while the swirling busy icon shows. As soon as the swirl disappears and the apply button grays out the task bar slides up. No matter what is running and visible on the desktop the taskbar is still there. If a window reaches the bottom of the screen the taskbar is on top of it.

I have shutdown and rebooted - the taskbar remains. What is really annoying is that before i did the latest clean install the taskbar would hide. If i brought it up for something it would go away if i just clicked on the desktop. Additional information: i have changed all taskbar icons to notify only and removed all toolbars and the problem persists.


Posted On: 2010-04-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Taskbar Getting Full

I think, at least for me, i have found one thing about windows 7 that i am unhappy about; the quick launch task bar. With xp i could put as many programs on my bar as i wanted. When the 'visual' space got full then you could click on a little arrow and the rest would pop up in a little window. Unfortunately 7 doesn't seem to have that. So far the only way i have found to increase space was to increase the size of the the task bar from one line to multiples.

I don't loke a fat task bar. I like the thin one. Takes up less space on the monitor and i like to be able to view as much as i can without scrolling to much. Ergo. Thin task bar. So my question is. Is there any way to get the task bar to pop up the little window with the rest of my icons?


Posted On: 2010-01-22 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Ie8 Freezes In Taskbar

When i start ie8 the icon opens in the bottom taskbar, but the window does not open. If i click with the left mouse on the icon that opened on the bottom task-bar the window still does not open. There is no error message. The right mouse click does not bring anything neither. When i want to close it with the task manager it tells me "program does not react* a check with ms fix it does not show any mistakes. I have reinstalled and installed ie8 several times with no improvement. I tried to reinstall ie7 but with no success.

Even i have thoroughly taken of ie8 with uninstaller it tells me ie7 can not be installed because there is a newer version installed. I'm using xp professional with service pack 3. The only browser working at the moment is safari. I tried opera which worked at the begin but after a few times opening and closing the same problem as with ie8 appeared.


Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Sorting Taskbar Items

I read that with windows 7, they have added the ability to reorder the open application windows in the taskbar by dragging them. I tried it and found that it drags all the windows of a specific application. I don't group all windows of a specific application so i am finding that the reordering "feature" doesn't do what i had hoped.

For example. Let's say i have 3 different ie windows open to different webpages. If i drag one of them in the taskbar, it doesn't do anything except drag all 3.
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Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Taskbar - Cannot Tell What Applications Are Open And What Are Not

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Posted On: 2010-05-03 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Taskbar Window Switching

Under win7 if i'm running excel with say 5 different workbooks active they're all shown on the task bar as one excel icon. Then when i click that it shows the 5 active workbooks and asks me to select one to activate.

Is there some way to tell win7 that when i click on the excel icon i just want the most recently active version immediately activated? Or to display separate icons rather than all stacked up as one?

This isn't just an excel issue, but many other programs where there are multiple instances or data sets open. I just want to go to the most recently used one which is correct 95% of the time. Can i eliminate the extra step?


Posted On: 2010-04-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .