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Windows 7: Getting rid of hovering window preview?

15 Dec 2009   #11
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Uhm.... sorry...... what? Like I said, I know my way around computers, but thats..... kinda vague.


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15 Dec 2009   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

In the dialog box you'll see three options - choose the option that is for best performance or untick every box and reboot. Are you still in advanced system properties?
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15 Dec 2009   #13
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

No, I'm not. When I couldnt find anything associated (as far as I could tell) with the preview window, I closed it.

I'm just going to stick with the suggestion of upping the delay time between the hover and it showing up, thanks.
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15 Dec 2009   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

It would be interesting to see if that would do it . . . but if you are satisfied mark this thread as solved via the exclamation mark.
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15 Dec 2009   #15
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Hmm... okay, its not sticking. It keeps switching back to hexidecimal even when I hit "ok"
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15 Dec 2009   #16
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Can you post a screenshot? Search for snip in the start menu.
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15 Dec 2009   #17
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACWN View Post
Y'know that preview that appears when you hover your mouse over an icon in your task bar?


I'd like it to go away.


Turning off Aero doesnt do it, so if some one knows how to do it, please let me know. I HATE that preview window!!!
You can use the Group policy Editor to turn off the taskbar previews.

Start > gpedit.msc
Left pane, click User Configuration
Right pane, Administrative Templates
Right pane, Start Menu and taskbar
At the bottom double click Turn off taskbar thumbnails
Set to enabled, apply, ok, reboot.
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15 Dec 2009   #18
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Wish I could say "I love you" and "you rock", rsvr..... but that didnt work. I did it wrong the first time, corrected it.... and I'm still getting it.
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15 Dec 2009   #19
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64, W10PRO
 
 

ACWIN

Doing it through the Group Policy Editor doesn't work, that was only for Vista.

Have you tried to right the Registry Editor and Run as Admin and then perform the tweak?

Also, I think you need to log off or do a reboot for the edit to take effect.
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15 Dec 2009   #20
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Know I gotta reboot, did so. Didnt do anything.

If you're talking about the suggestion you offered on the first page, yes. I did that. Keeps switching back to hexidecimal and wont stay on decimal no matter how many times I go in and hit "okay", then log off and log on.

Nothing is sticking.
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