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  • How to turn off Taskbar Thumbnail preview?


    Question :


    How to turn off Taskbar Thumbnail preview?


    Answe r :


    Taskbar Thumbnail preview cannot be disabled in Windows 7 RTM, but we have two workarounds:


    Method 1: Extend Taskbar Thumbnail preview delay time


    1. Click the Start button , type regedit in Search box and press ENTER to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the following key:




    3. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value ExtendedUIHoverTime

    4. Double-click on ExtendedUIHoverTime and select Base as Decimal and enter 10000 (10 seconds) or higher as a workaround.


    Method 2: Disable visual styles on windows and buttons


    1.    Click the Start button , right click on Computer and click Properties .

    2.    Click Advanced system settings on the right panel.

    3.    Click Settings under Performance .

    4.    Under Visual Effects tab, uncheck Use visual styles on windows and buttons .

    Click OK .
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:00 AM

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  • I've tried like everything but Method 1 is the only way I could solve this under Windows Server 2012 R2.

    I'm so relieved now. Thank you!

    Monday, August 5, 2019 10:02 AM