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[Solved]Taskbar Icon Display Changed with Latest Update

  • Opera autoupdated today. My Win7 taskbar color changed and so did hovering over an icon on the taskbar. Up until today, when the mouse hovered over an icon of an open program, it displayed a little image of what the screen of the program looked like. If there were 2 or more windows open in the program, it showed an image of how each window appeared on the screen if selected. So if I had 2 Opera windows open, hovering over the taskbar icon would display a small image of each page and I could select which page to go to onscreen.

    Now only a text box appears when the mouse hovers over an open program. If Opera has 2 windows open, 2 text boxes appear when the mouse hovers over the Opera icon. The text box does not always contain text that is clear what the window actually contains. Likewise, when I hover over the MS Outlook icon and more than 1 email is open, it displays a text box with the subject displayed, not an image of the email. It requires reading the whole subject text, it used to be easy to see the email image of each open item and instantly know which one I wanted to see again, because of various pictures in different emails. If there are 2 emails from the same sender, the text is not always clear about the actual content of the email.

    I do not know why Opera changed the color and and icon display of the taskbar, but it has made navigating in Win7 extremely difficult.

    I want the taskbar to display the small screen image for an open program, not a text bar. How can I change this back? I find nothing in any Win7 help topic. Since Opera changed this, I would like to be told how I can have the display be an image and not a text.

  • Nothing has changed here, I still can see a preview of the opened window/tab. I'm on Windows 10.

  • I rebooted the computer and when I opened Opera, the Win7 desktop colors changed back to how I originally had them and the taskbar icons showed the page display preview again instead of the text box. I hope the next time I open Opera it does not change settings again.