Have you seen the ability Windows Vista has of showing Visual tool tips of your minimized tasks in the taskbar? Can’t wait for Vista to release? well Visual Task Tips for Windows XP are your answer my friends.
Visual Task Tips is a lightweight shell enhancement utility. It provides thumbnail preview image for each task in the Windows Taskbar, like in the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista. – visualtasktips.com
These are really cool. You do need to be running Windows XP (home/pro) as it doesn’t work on Windows 2000. These ‘visual tooltips’ have totally changed the way I work with my computer. I found this website last night actually and is probably one of the best enhancements you can make to the XP shell. Once you install it, it just sits on your computer as a background process so you never have stupid annoying ‘startup’ popups for it, or system tray icons to hide.
A very lightweight and cool feature. Make sure you check it out and best part is…its totally free! Have fun.