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Video Thumbnail on Taskbar

Aug 5, 2016
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Software Windows 10 64-Bit
I dont really know where to post stuff like this, but I thought this is probably where you post these kinds of problems, so sorry if I posted this in the wrong Forum
Sometimes, when I am watching a video on W10, I minimize it and hover over the app running the video ( I use 5KPlayer ) on the taskbar. After I remove my cursor from 5KPlayer, the video preview is still there and I can watch a minimized version of the video
However, sometimes when I do this , the preview disappears and I cant watch the minimized version. I want to know what causes the video preview to stay there and let me watch it. Thanks!
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The feature is called Taskbar preview and is not supposed to remain open after you remove the cursor from the icon. So it is working proper when it closes preview once the cursor is removed from the Taskbar icon.

EDIT: I have seen Taskbar preview stick and stay open before myself even after the cursor has been removed but that not suppose to happen and I don't know for sure why it happens in the first place but I'm guessing it has to do with memory running low .....
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Oct 17, 2012
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you can uncheck these options, if youd like to get rid of the function, actually, iirc "peek" is for desktop, you may just need the other