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How to disable Task-Bar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 7 (Turn Off/On )?


The solution is simple to disable or enable (Turn Off/On )Task-Bar Thumbnail Preview of Windows in Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 / 8 or new Windows 10!



Content:
1.) ... Turn off or on Windows Taskbar Thumbnail via Registry Key!
2.) ... Disable or Enable Taskbar Thumbnails via Local Group Policy Editor!
Info: After changes, Logoff and logon again or restart computer.

1.) Turn off or on Windows Taskbar Thumbnail via Registry Key!

Please start Windows Registry-Editor,  for example via [Windows-Logo] + [R] keyboard shortcut and the command regedit

In Registry open the Key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

and create new DWORD  ExtendedUIHoverTime and set the value to 10000. (... see Image-1 Arrow-1)

10000=Task-Bar Thumbnails OFF (10000 msek. = 10 Sec.)
0=Task-Bar Thumbnails ON  

(Image-1) Disable Task-Bar Thumbnail Preview for Windows via Reg-Key!
Disable Task-Bar Thumbnail Preview for Windows via Reg-Key!


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2.) Disable or Enable Taskbar Thumbnail via Local Group Policy Editor!

Please start the Local Group Policy Editor via shortcut [Windows-Logo]+[R] and the command gpedit.msc

And navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates,  Start Menu and Taskbar.

Click (Double-Click) the item "Turn off taskbar thumbnails" (... see Image-2 Arrow-1,2 and 3)

Select enable to turn off the Task-Bar Thumbnails or disable to turn on Task-Bar Thumbnails in Windows.
(... see Image-3 Arrow-1)
 

(Image-2) Disable or Enable taskbar thumbnails in Windows!
Disable or Enable taskbar thumbnails in Windows!


(Image-3) Enable turn off Task-Bar Thumbnails!
Enable turn off Task-Bar Thumbnails!



If you enable this setting the taskbar thumbnails will not be shown, and the system will use standard text for the tooltips in Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

If you disable or do not configure this setting the user will see the taskbar thumbnails in Windows 7 or Windows 8.1/8.

FAQ 107: Updated on: October 20th 2015 14:55

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