Fix: Aero Peek not working in Windows 7/8/10

If you find that the Desktop Aero Peek feature is not working in your Windows 10/8/7 even after you have enabled it through the Control Panel, or through the Taskbar & Start Menu Properties box, it is quite possible that you may have tweaked your visual settings, as a result of which your Aero Peek too may have got inadvertently disabled.

aero peek not working

Desktop Aero Peek not working

Perhaps this may help you:

Open Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Adjust Visual Effects.

Ensure that the Enable Aero Peek box is checked.

Also ensure that:

  • Enable desktop composition &
  • Use visual styles on windows and buttons

is checked. Clicked Apply > OK.

Better still, select Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer and click Apply/OK.

It should help!

But if it doesn’t help maybe your Desktop Manager Session Manager Service and the Desktop Window Manager has been disabled.

In such a case you may want to see this post on How to troubleshoot & Fix Aero issues in Windows.

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