Windows 7 includes many new and nifty features. One such feature is called Aero Peek, which lets you see your desktop through open windows. More specifically, Aero Peek makes all open windows transparent so you can see through them and view the items that are on your desktop.

To use Aero Peek, simply point your mouse to the right edge of the taskbar. Any open Windows will immediately become transparent.

If you do not like Aero Peek, you can disable it using the steps described below.

  1. Within the Control Panel, open the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties page.
  2. Select Appearance and Personalization.
  3. Select Taskbar and Start Menu.
  4. Clear the check box beside the use Aero Peek to preview desktop option.