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Windows 7: How Can I Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview?

02 Aug 2009   #11
MkFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Windows Classic theme, small icons. Thumbnail preview and stacking is gone.
And then Aero is gone too! I want Aero, I just don't want the thumbnails.


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02 Aug 2009   #12
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MkFly View Post
And then Aero is gone too! I want Aero, I just don't want the thumbnails.
Take a holiday in North Korea and yell out something like, "The Dear Leader's mom wears army boots! God Bless America!"

No thumbnails.
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02 Aug 2009   #13
MkFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition
 
 

Yes, very helpful.

Anybody else?
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02 Aug 2009   #14
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Take a holiday in North Korea and yell out something like, "The Dear Leader's mom wears army boots! God Bless America!"

No thumbnails.
LOL that should be placed in tutorial section. .

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02 Aug 2009   #15
Antman

 

Start Menu

Search Bar gpedit.msc and press enter

In left side of Group Policy Editor
Navigate to User Configuration
Administrative Templates
Start Menu and Taskbar


Locate “Turn off Taskbar Thumbnails” in right pan of Group policy editor and double click on it.

Select Disable click apply and Press ok

Now check your Taskbar, it shouldn’t show Thumbnails Preview .

Some users report that this will not work.
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02 Aug 2009   #16
MkFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition
 
 

It does not work. The setting even lists "Windows Vista only" next to it. It worked pre-RC, but not anymore.

The other option given in another thread is to set ExtendedUIHoverTime to a value high enough that they take a long time to appear during mouse-over, but that doesn't work in all cases, as I already noted.
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02 Aug 2009   #17
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MkFly View Post
It does not work. The setting even lists "Windows Vista only" next to it. It worked pre-RC, but not anymore...
Things that make you go, Hmmm...

Which brings us back to - Classic Theme or North Korea.
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02 Aug 2009   #18
lt200420

Windows 7 x64 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Windows Classic theme, small icons. Thumbnail preview and stacking is gone.
@antman: umm no. that's not the point, also just tried that just to see and even then it doesnt work lol.

...next!
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02 Aug 2009   #19
MkFly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition
 
 

The worst part is that I don't even use the "grouping" feature. I have my taskbar set to "never group" with small icons. As such, there's never more than 1 preview window to select for each taskbar item, which makes it useless.

I can see how it would be useful if you used grouping, but I don't like the grouping at all.

In Explorer.exe, I did find:
TaskbandExtendedUI

... which also appears in aero.msstyles. I'm not sure where to go with that, though.
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02 Aug 2009   #20
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I find it useful when you have another program open like a torrent behind say your browser, because you can just hover over the preview and will allow you to see what's going on in the other program without actually having to click on it and then you can just move your mouse back to your browser and carry on.
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