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Windows 7: How Can I Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview?


27 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 
How Can I Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview?

I know this has already asked/posted but it needs to be posted again/dealt with...

I've been trying to find a way to disable/remove the taskbar thumbnail preview in Windows 7. I've google searched to death lookin for a way how but nothing.

I'm aware that there is the option to do so in gpedit.msc and in regedit (hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\Windows\DWM where it says enableaeropeek change value to 0, but i assure u those methods do not work.

any help/info would be greatly appreciated


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27 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think a way has been found yet, I'm assuming you've read this thread already?

Unable to turn off Taskbar Thumbnail
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27 Apr 2009   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hold the windows logo key+pause/break key. click on Advanced system settings.
Now click on the settings button under performance.
Uncheck Save Taskbar Thumbnail Preview.

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27 Apr 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
Hold the windows logo key+pause/break key. click on Advanced system settings.
Now click on the settings button under performance.
Uncheck Save Taskbar Thumbnail Preview.

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That's unfortunately only a space saving option. It only disables the saving of the thumbnail picture for a quicker preview next time round.

Nice thought though.

@lt200420, did you restart your pc after changing the registry? Also, as far as we can tell there is no way to disable the thumbnails other than using a basic theme, or disabling transparency.
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27 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

yes sir i did Orbital Shark
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27 Apr 2009   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lt200420 View Post
yes sir i did Orbital Shark
Not a lot can be done then other than disable transparency but then Windows 7 looks sh1te.
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06 May 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

has anyone yet found a way to disable it?
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02 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition
 
 

Still looking for a way to disable them myself ...

The ExtendedUIHoverTime hack is far from perfect, if you drag a taskbar item around and then click it, the preview thumbnail will still come back.

Anybody worked out a way to remove them for good? I'm open to running a hacked version of Explorer.exe, that's how much I hate them.
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02 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

lol i posted about this more than 3 months ago.
cant believe this has not been taken care of.
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02 Aug 2009   #10

 

Windows Classic theme, small icons. Thumbnail preview and stacking is gone.
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