Windows 7 Aero Peek greyed out

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January 2, 2011 at 09:54:30
Specs: Windows 7, 3 GB
On the Taskbar, at the bottom – where you can turn Aero Peek on or off – where it says “Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop” – it’s grayed out and will not let me check it? The reason I looked for this is because every time I click on one of my jpg pics ….when it pops up, a message also pops up saying it’s changing the basic color scheme and that “The following program has performed an action that requires Windows to temporarily change the color scheme to Windows 7 Basic:

Program: PictureViewer Application
Publisher: Apple Computer, Inc.

Then it says "Windows will automatically change the color scheme back to Windows Aero when this program or other programs performing similar actions are no longer running."

So, it’s saying that Aero is on my computer…why then when I went to the Taskbar to view “Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop”- it’s grayed out meaning it’s not active if the above message is stating that it is on? Thanks to anyone who can understand what I’m trying to say here. I really wanted to delete it but don’t know if I have it or not. Above message saying they’ll turn it on again…Taskbar has it has grayed out? Don’t even understand what it’s for in the first place or the need for it …*sigh*


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#1
January 2, 2011 at 12:01:43
Sounds to me, like PicturePublisher is running in compatibility mode (WinXP mode with lower color depth).

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#2
January 2, 2011 at 13:00:31
Thanks for the reply. I'm not much of a computer person, so I don't know how to fix that. Even though I have Windows 7, it's runs in XP mode? It's a real pain every time I opened a picture. Again, thanks for the reply :)

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#3
January 2, 2011 at 14:11:26
You have to rightclick the PicturePublisher, choose properties, then compatibility.
There are several options, that might be activated, but should only, if the program is not compatible with windows 7 and needs to run in, e.g. windows xp mode with reduced color depth.

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#4
January 2, 2011 at 14:30:09
Ran the Troubleshooting and this was the result.
PictureViewer: Issues Found: Incompatible Application

How is that possible? How can Microsoft sell a new computer with these things installed in it if they are incompatible with simple jpg pics? I-Yi-Yi


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#5
January 2, 2011 at 14:40:05
This program may not be incompatible with jpg files, but incompatible with Windows 7.

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#6
January 2, 2011 at 17:23:25
I'm kind of thinking that myself, I'm going to call HP tomorrow and find out what is going on - that's if I can get through to them...we all know how great CS is! *lol* Thanks so much for all of your responses, very much appreciated. Have a great 2011.

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#7
January 2, 2011 at 17:24:56
You are welcome.

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