Not have minimized apps appear on desktop?


  1. Posts : 274
    windows 10 64-bit
       #1

    Not have minimized apps appear on desktop?


    When minimizing apps on Windows 10 (2004 19041.867,) a small version of the apps' windows appear on the desktop. I'd like this not to happen. Would prefer to just have the app minimized as it always has been and not appear on the desktop. BTW, I do understand the purpose of having the minimized app appear on the desktop, but just don't want to utilize this feature. Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 34,884
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, if you're referring to the taskbar thumbnail previews, you can suppress those completely - 1 click in this very useful tweak program
    Not have minimized apps appear on desktop?-1.png

    - or see the relevant tenforums tutorial.
    Change Delay Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10

    The Tutorial section is free to browse and search- that free utility includes quite a few tweaks described in tutorials here.
    Last edited by dalchina; 12 Apr 2021 at 10:55.
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  3. Posts : 11,327
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #3

    Taskbar thumbnail previews only appear when you hover the cursor over the Taskbar entry for the application concerned.
    Not have minimized apps appear on desktop?-taskbar-thumbnail-preview.png
    Is this what you are talking about?

    If not, please post a screenshot or photo so that your issue can be better understood.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 274
    windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Issue solved.


    Inadvertently solved the problem. BTW, I guess I didn't make myself clear when stating the problem. My problem was not with taskbar thumbnails (I do like them.) The issue was that when minimizing programs, rather large "thumbnails" of the minimized programs would appear on the desktop. What made these unwanted "thumbnails" go away was when I clicked a "+new desktop" text (link ?) that appeared on the screens upper left hand side.
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  5. Posts : 11,327
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #5

    Just a shot I the dark but do you mean ones like these?

    Not have minimized apps appear on desktop?-winkey-ttab.png

    That is caused by pressing WInKey+Tab. A similar thing appears when you press Alt+Tab.

    Another variation appears if you click on the Not have minimized apps appear on desktop?-addn-desktops-button.png icon [but I removed that so long ago that I cannot even remember its name].

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 274
    windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Try3 said:
    Just a shot I the dark but do you mean ones like these?

    Not have minimized apps appear on desktop?-winkey-ttab.png

    That is caused by pressing WInKey+Tab. A similar thing appears when you press Alt+Tab.

    Denis
    Great shot in the dark. Can't image just how good you'll be with a shot in the light. Yeah, that's it. It would happen every so often; but truthfully, I don't recall if I ever did those keyboard shortcuts as I rarely do keyboard shortcuts.
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