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Windows 7: Getting rid of hovering window preview?

15 Dec 2009   #1
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 
(Resolved) Getting rid of hovering window preview?

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!!!



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This issue has been resolved!! In case you dont want to read the entire thread, here's what happened to me and how I finally fixed it. Hopefully it will help you!

I tried to up the delay time in the regedit, and it didnt work so I went and tried a couple other things. Well, apparently upping the time and adding code that would supposedly stop the taskbar preview thumbnail from showing up entirely were nulling each other out so the the thumbnail was still coming up.

Here is my fix:

**FIRST THING! Save any and all work, tell any friends you're chatting to that you will be back in about 5 minutes. Its important!**

1. Start>type in regedit.

2. Open the Registry Editor

3. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Policies>Explorer

4. Check and make sure you do NOT have TaskbarNoThumbnail. If you DO, delete it. If you dont, good.

5. Back out of the Polices tab and go up to Explorer (its the 5th down in Current Version), then click on Advanced.

6. Check and see if you have ExtendedUIHoverTime. If you dont, go on to step #7. If you do, DELETE IT!

7. Right click in a blank space in the right window and hit New>DWORD (32-bit) Value.

8. For the new value title, type in ExtendedUIHoverTime.

9. Double click this value to modify it.

10. Check the Decimal option on the right, and then type in a value data of about 10,000 (no comma). This will put the delay time at 10 seconds. If you want it higher, make it higher. I have mine at 20.

11. Hit Okay and close the Registry Editor.

12. IMMEDIATELY log off and log back on! If you wait, it probably wont take effect - this is what I did the first time around and it didnt work the first go around. When I logged off and logged back in right away, it worked.


Good luck!


Many thanks again to R A who gave me this suggestion.

If it worked for you, give us both (R A especially) a lil rep.


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15 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

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!!!

Hi Welcome to SF ,

You can try these steps

1. Right-click on the Taskbar. Select properties.

2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".

3. Click Ok and now the jump list will not be visible.

Hope that helps
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15 Dec 2009   #3
symbianas

Windows 7 x86 or x64?
 
 

I think that option might be in "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools"->"Adjust visual effects" menu.
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15 Dec 2009   #4
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64, W10PRO
 
 

AFAIK, you can't rid of the preview panes but you can delay the time that it appearing. Check out the tutorial here:

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Change Delay Time

I have mine set to 3000(DEC) (3 sec) and it seems to be plenty time.
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15 Dec 2009   #5
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shyamsasinran View Post


Hi Welcome to SF ,

You can try these steps

1. Right-click on the Taskbar. Select properties.

2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".

3. Click Ok and now the jump list will not be visible.

Hope that helps


......That has nothing to do with the problem I am having. That deals with the start menu, not the taskbar.
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15 Dec 2009   #6
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symbianas View Post
I think that option might be in "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools"->"Adjust visual effects" menu.
I know my way around computers very well, but I have no clue what you're talking about - that doesnt exist in my control panel at all, even in category view.
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15 Dec 2009   #7
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R A View Post
AFAIK, you can't rid of the preview panes but you can delay the time that it appearing. Check out the tutorial here:

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Change Delay Time

I have mine set to 3000(DEC) (3 sec) and it seems to be plenty time.


Thank you.
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15 Dec 2009   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Type advanced system into the start menu and in the dialog box that appears look for an entry for visual settings. There might be something there.
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15 Dec 2009   #9
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Cant seem to find anything that would link to the previews, save for that Aero thing... but I unchecked it and it didnt change anything.
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15 Dec 2009   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Can you choose the checkbox, adjust for best performance, and then reboot? It will switch to a classic mode look-a-like.
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