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Inconsistent taskbar behavior

Helen Feddema
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I have two computers with Windows 7 -- a Dell E520 desktop with 32-bit Windows 7 and a Dell Studio 1555 laptop with 64-bit Windows 7.  On the desktop, when I hover the mouse over a taskbar icon, I get images of the documents.  This was the way the laptop behaved at first, but after a month or so, it switched to displaying the document title in a frame.  I am not sure which I prefer, but I would like to have a choice.  What setting controls whether I get an image or a title when hovering over a taskbar item?  
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Here are images of the two states:
Document-Images.jpg
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This is the titles-only one:
Titles-only.jpg
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Both computers have "Always combine, hide labels" selected for Taskbar buttons in the Taskbar properties sheet.
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Sounds to me like you're experiencing problems with setting the display to Aero.  See if this page helps:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/13/how-to-turn-on-and-enable-aero-in-windows-7-enable-aero-peek/
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Helen_Feddema--Maybe only repetition
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976170/en-us
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That was it -- Find and Fix found and fixed the problem -- thanks!