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Want to be able to see a preview of open programs in Windows XP?

Windows Vista comes with this feature as standard. However, if you use XP – this software is for you.

Installing Visual Tooltip

  • Download Visual Tooltip here.
  • Extract the program to your hard drive (For example: C:\Program Files\Visual ToolTip)
  • Now find the folder and open VisualToolTip.exe.
  • Select English and select OK.

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Now the program is running.

Configuring Visual Tooltip:

  • Open up the Options from the tray icon.

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  • Increase the size of the sliders to make the thumbnail bigger.
  • Uncheck the option for “Size proportional to the target window“.

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  • Click on the Display tab, and then uncheck the “Show window title

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You’re done! Have fun. Note: sometimes previews wont show – this is usually a problem with resources, which occurs with Vista too.

For help using other features of the program, click here.

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30 thoughts on “Get Vista Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows XP”

  1. SS says:

    good tip! I like it

  2. SS says:

    good tip! I like it

  3. SS says:

    good tip! I like it

  4. Jon says:

    Very nice. I don’t want Vista, so this is PERFECT!

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  6. Ben J 20 says:

    I agree with Jon, this is just what I was looking for. Thank you

  7. Ben J 20 says:

    I agree with Jon, this is just what I was looking for. Thank you

  8. Ben J 20 says:

    I agree with Jon, this is just what I was looking for. Thank you

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  13. Oscar says:

    Only when the windows the window state is not minimized…but is cool…

  14. Oscar says:

    Only when the windows the window state is not minimized…but is cool…

  15. Oscar says:

    Only when the windows the window state is not minimized…but is cool…

  16. brandon says:

    it wont open..how do i fix?

  17. brandon says:

    it wont open..how do i fix?

  18. brandon says:

    it wont open..how do i fix?

  19. Rich says:

    Brandon, what wont open? The download, the install, or the preview?

  20. Rich says:

    Brandon, what wont open? The download, the install, or the preview?

  21. Rich says:

    Brandon, what wont open? The download, the install, or the preview?

  22. Mel says:

    I haven’t played with Vista enough to know – is this default Vista behavior as well?

  23. Mel says:

    I haven’t played with Vista enough to know – is this default Vista behavior as well?

  24. Mel says:

    I haven’t played with Vista enough to know – is this default Vista behavior as well?

  25. Rich says:

    Yes, this is default in Windows Vista and 7.

  26. Rich says:

    Yes, this is default in Windows Vista and 7.

  27. Rich says:

    Yes, this is default in Windows Vista and 7.

  28. Mel says:

    Good to know – I’m really looking forward to Win7!

  29. Mel says:

    Good to know – I’m really looking forward to Win7!

  30. Mel says:

    Good to know – I’m really looking forward to Win7!

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