Task manager behavior

Patrick Nagel mail at patrick-nagel.net
Mon Jan 23 07:27:46 GMT 2023

Hi Dave,

On Monday, 23 January 2023 06:29:52 CET Dave Close wrote:
> When I hover over the window entry on the task bar, a representation
> of the relevant window appears just above the bar. If I then move
> the mouse into that representation, all other windows on the screen
> disappear. Of course, they come back when I move out of the area.
> But I find this behavior annoying and would like to turn it off. I
> don't want any windows to appear or disappear unless I consciously
> ask for that. However, I can't seem to find any setting that controls
> this behavior. I've looked in the task manager settings and all other
> system settings that seem possibly relevant. If there is a way to
> disable this behavior, please tell me how.

Right-click on an empty area of your task bar and click on "Configure Task Manager...". In the settings dialog, within the first tab "Appearance" there is an option "Highlight windows when hovering over task tooltips". Once you disable it, the behaviour you described above will stop.


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