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Windows 7: any way to make taskbar thumbnails appear faster?

12 Jan 2009   #1

7 Pro x64/XP
 
 
any way to make taskbar thumbnails appear faster?

This may be a stupid question, but is there any way to make the taskbar thumbnails appear faster? There's a 1-2 second delay which I find very annoying when I want to open a specific window of a program (and while I know I can click, I also find that very annoying... I guess I'm picky).

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12 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Indeed, you can simply click it But I know how you feel, since I tend to wait as well. I guess there must be some registry key to change this.
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12 Jan 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

i'm waiting for some tweak for this........
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12 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Let's send some feedback on this. Microsoft might tweak it themselves...
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12 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I found a way to make it open a little faster but if you do you will lose Aero Peak and Aero Snap, which is a nice feature but if your more interested in speed this is how.

1. Go to computer and Right Click and select Properties

2. Go to Advanced System settings

3. Go to the Advanced Tab and select Performance

4. Deselect the top two boxes for Animation as shown

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12 Jan 2009   #6

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Slashee the Cow,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

It would help us answer questions for you if you filled out your system specs with as much detail as possible. You can click on 'My System Specs' in the lower left corner of one of your own posts and click on 'Update System Specs' to do so. Look at others to get an idea of what info is helpful.

Gary
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12 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slashee the Cow View Post
This may be a stupid question, but is there any way to make the taskbar thumbnails appear faster? There's a 1-2 second delay which I find very annoying when I want to open a specific window of a program (and while I know I can click, I also find that very annoying... I guess I'm picky).


Yeah, type regedit in your start menu. Open it up, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then to Control Panel, then to where it says Mouse, then go to MouseHoverTime to the right, it will have a value of 400. double click on MouseHoverTime, drop the 400 to whatever you want, enter 200, 100 20, etc. Click ok, close Regedit, Restart the computer and it will pop up faster. I set mine to like 30.



Shawn, can you make a tutorial of this?
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12 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Yeah, type regedit in your start menu. Open it up, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then to Control Panel, then to where it says Mouse, then go to MouseHoverTime to the right, it will have a value of 400. double click on MouseHoverTime, drop the 400 to whatever you want, enter 200, 100 20, etc. Click ok, close Regedit, Restart the computer and it will pop up faster. I set mine to like 30.



Shawn, can you make a tutorial of this?
Great find! I like 'em popping up fast
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12 Jan 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Aaron.

Why don't you do the tutorial....
















Later Ted
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12 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Shawn's already done them just now.
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