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Aero Peek Stopped Working For Office Excel


Aero peek was working fine on all my office 2007 products, and every other product / programme. Suddenly about 3 days ago the aero peek stopped working only for office excel 2007. There is no content in the preview (just all grey, blanked out) when you open up more than one excel window at the same time. When you close one, or all there is still no preview, even when you close all windows and are left with a single one.

The only time the aero peek works normal in excel is when you open up excel for the first time and only with that window. After that when you open up an additional window you encounter the above described problem. I have tried everything, going through all steps on the windows help menu, and the windows forums but nothing has helped.


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