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Aero Peek - Change Delay Time to Preview Desktop

How to Change the Windows 7 Aero Peek Mouse Hover Delay Time to Preview Desktop
Published by Brink
11 Aug 2009
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How to Change the Windows 7 Aero Peek Mouse Hover Delay Time to Preview Desktop

information   Information
Windows 7 Aero Peek allows you to temporarily view the desktop when you move your mouse to the Show desktop button at the end of the taskbar, or pressing the Windows Key + Spacebar.

This will show you how to change the delay time, in milliseconds, that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered on the Show desktop button before you preview the desktop.
Note   Note
The default delay time is 1000 milliseconds (1 second).





OPTION ONE
Through a Download
1. To Restore the Default Aero Peek Delay Time
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
Default_Aero_Peek_Time.zip
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Have a 3 Second Aero Peek Delay Time
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
3_Sec_Aero_Peek_Time.zip
download
3. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

4. Open the .zip file and extract the .reg file to the desktop.

5. Right click the .reg file (On Desktop) and click on Merge.

6. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg and .zip files on the desktop if you like.







OPTION TWO
Manually in Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
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2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

3. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 4)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

4. In the right pane, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime and press enter. (See screenshot below)
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5. In the right pane, right click on DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime and click on Modify, then select (dot) Decimal. (See screenshot above)

6. Type in how many milliseconds (1000 miliseconds = 1 second) you want the delay time to be, then click on OK. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: 3000 miliseconds may be a good delay time to help prevent viewing the desktop by mistake. Adjust the delay time to your needs though.
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7. You will now see the time changed now in the registry. (See screenshot below)
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8. Close regedit.

9. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
That's it,
Shawn




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20 Aug 2009   #1
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another original, useful tut, thanks Brink

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20 Aug 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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27 Aug 2009   #3
Markstar

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Great, thanks.

What I'm wondering is ... how do you come up with this stuff (same actually with people who find game cheats and stuff)?

Anyways, thank you!
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27 Aug 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Markstart. I just like to do a lot of digging and testing.
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23 Sep 2009   #5
VicVicVic

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks, Brink. Is there any way to disable this feature altogether? Thanks.
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23 Sep 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Vic,

Yes, you can turn it off.

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off
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23 Sep 2009   #7
VicVicVic

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Vic,

Yes, you can turn it off.

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off
Thank you very much! I have given you the reputation points you deserve.
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23 Sep 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Vic.
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24 Sep 2009   #9
Zivo

Windows 7
 
 

hi great reg tweak

i must say i hate programs that tweak the system, thats why i love reg tweak so much, i know exectly what goes in or out, back in xp i had a folder full of *.reg that after every format i run and fix my system the way i like the most.

Now for my question

is there a way to shorten the delay of the task bar small window perview ?
you know, the folders and apps that are opened in the task bar
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