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Windows 7: Preview taskbar enable/disable

20 Jan 2010   #1
teemufrosen

Windows 7
 
 
Preview taskbar enable/disable

Hey guys,

I'm wondering if there is a way to disable the image preview of your windows in your taskbar. For example, if I hover my mouse over MSN, it will show up all my MSN conversations in small windows above my taskbar, which I find highly annoying and useless at times and want to disable it.

I have googled it and tried several solutions/workarounds, but none of them work. There is one option that actually lets you disable it, but it also says it is a Vista only feature. Why have the option in Windows 7 if it's Vista exclusive?

Help to "fix" this would be highly appreciated.

Best regards,

Teemu


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20 Jan 2010   #2
mac5050

windows 7
 
 

There's a tutorial on this. Here.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable[2]=Taskbar%20Start%20Menu

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20 Jan 2010   #3
teemufrosen

Windows 7
 
 

I've used both workarounds and I find them annoying since the first one only changes my theme to Windows Basic, and the second one delays my hover time for everything, not for just previewing these images.

Thank you for your reply though. It seems that there is no way to disable it. :-/
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20 Jan 2010   #4
mac5050

windows 7
 
 

Not as far as I know. I'd disable it myself if I could find a way.

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20 Jan 2010   #5
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Unfortunately there is no way to turn it off other than the workarounds already posted
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20 Jan 2010   #6
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

This program can do that and more: 7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page
I've been recommending this program a lot lately. I want to note that I am not related to this software in any way, I'm just a happy user.
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20 Jan 2010   #7
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
This program can do that and more: 7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page
I've been recommending this program a lot lately. I want to note that I am not related to this software in any way, I'm just a happy user.
I just read about this and was about to suggest it. Thanks
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20 Jan 2010   #8
teemufrosen

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you very much Ivo, that worked perfectly.
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20 Jan 2010   #9
mac5050

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for that link. Looks useful.

Although, if that guy has figured it out, then presumably there's a registry setting to control it.

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