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Windows 7: Turn off taskbar "popups" (not thumbnails)

30 Aug 2009   #1
Oddish

Windows 7
 
 
Turn off taskbar "popups" (not thumbnails)

I'm not talking about thumbnail previews since I've got Aero turned off. I'm talking about the annoying little box that pops up when I hover over an application in the taskbar. It's just a litte box with the icon and title of the window and since I don't group applications on my taskbar, it's unnecessary and annoying. Any ideas on how to turn these off?


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11 Sep 2009   #2
Oddish

Windows 7
 
 

Anyone? Does anyone know what the feature is called so maybe I can google it?
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11 Sep 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oddish View Post
I'm not talking about thumbnail previews since I've got Aero turned off. I'm talking about the annoying little box that pops up when I hover over an application in the taskbar. It's just a litte box with the icon and title of the window and since I don't group applications on my taskbar, it's unnecessary and annoying. Any ideas on how to turn these off?
Do you mean like this?

Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if this works for what you're trying to do:

go to the tools menu, select Internet Options, and then select the Settings button in the Tabs section of the first tab, uncheck the option that says “Show previews for individual tabs in the taskbar” and restart IE.
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11 Sep 2009   #5
johngalt

 

This behavior is system wide, not just IE specific, IIRC.
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11 Sep 2009   #6
johngalt

 

Yup - just checked by switching to basic, and it shows in for Control Panel, Firefox, AveStyler, xplorer^2....every thing that I have opened.
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01 Oct 2009   #7
Oddish

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the responses. This is what I'm talking about (see attached file).


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01 Oct 2009   #8
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

I'd like to eliminate these popups as well but have been researching to no avail so far
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01 Oct 2009   #9
BFG

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Change the following key

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
ExtendedUIHoverTime to a really big time like 65536 and the pop-up will be gone
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01 Oct 2009   #10
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BFG View Post
Change the following key

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\Advanced\
ExtendedUIHoverTime to a really big time like 65536 and the pop-up will be gone
Thanks. I like the idea but I do not have that path or dword in my registry. I'm on win7 ultimate, 7600.16385
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