How to Use Aero Peek in Windows 7

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In Brief...

Windows 7 provides an easy way to see what programs and files are open, using a feature called Aero Peek.

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  1. Hover your cursor over a program button on the taskbar.
    Program Button Example

  2. The associated open windows will appear above the taskbar.
    Windows Appear Above Taskbar

  3. To select one, simply click it and it will become active.

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.