Windows 10 comes with three useful features to help you to manage and arrange opened windows. These features are Aero Snap, Aero Peek and Aero Shake, all of them were available since Windows 7. The Snap feature allows you to work on two programs side-by-side by showing two windows side-by-side on the same screen. Today, I would like to cover Aero Peek. This feature allows users to quickly view the desktop by moving the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the taskbar. It is really useful if you need to view your desktop without minimizing all open applications. In Windows 10, this feature is disabled by default, so we will look, how to enable it back.
To enable Aero Peek in Windows 10, you need to follow these simple instructions:
- Right click an empty space on the taskbar and select the "Properties" context menu item. The Taskbar Properties dialog will appear on the screen.
In Windows 10 Creators Update, the context menu item is called Taskbar settings. It looks as follows: It opens a new page in Settings.
- Now all you need to do is tick the checkbox that says Use Peek to preview the desktop when you move your mouse to the Show Desktop button at the end of the taskbar.
This enables Aero Peek. Click the Apply button.
The same option is available in the Settings app in Windows 10 Creators Update.
- The Aero Peek feature will be enabled. You are done!
Bonus tips: On Windows 10 you can activate Aero Peek with the Win + , (Win+comma) shortcut keys. Note that on Windows 7, Aero Peek is activated by pressing Win + Space. That's all. This trick is also suitable for all Windows 8 versions, from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update 2.
You might also be interested in our excellent Win hotkeys list.
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