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Windows 7: Disabling taskbar thumbnails (previews) in Windows 7

07 Jan 2009   #1

Linux (Debian, Android)
Disabling taskbar thumbnails (previews) in Windows 7

After playing around with the operating system I found that I don't like the thumbnail (previews) from the taskbar. Is there a way to disable this in Windows 7?

I don't have the same screen as vista as listed here: Thumbnail Previews on Taskbar - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

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07 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Just do it the same way as the tutorial, threw gpedit.msc. Enable it, click ok or apply and restart.

Or, if you don't want to restart..right click on the task bar and click on task manager, go to the process tab, select explorer.exe and end process. Then to restart it, click file on the task manager menu bar, new task-explorer.exe-OK. And it will work after that instead of restarting the computer.
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07 Jan 2009   #3

Linux (Debian, Android)

Hmm it removed the thumbnail preview but I wonder why they removed it from the start menu properties... oh well.

Thansk for the help.

The underlying problem I was trying to get at is whenever I have multiple tabs in IE open and click on the IE icon on the taskbar it will just go to the program with out me having to select the tab from the taskbar thumbnail. (I hope you understand, kind of hard to explain)
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07 Jan 2009   #4


Yeah your supposed to hover the tab and click the preview itself...
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07 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yeah, and they probably took it out of the properties for whatever reason, or they may put it in the final.
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