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Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews - Enable or Disable in Windows 7

How to Enable or Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews in Windows 7
Published by Brink
02 Dec 2011
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How to Enable or Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews in Windows 7

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This will show you how to enable or disable having taskbar thumbnail live previews display a Aero Peek of the open window on the desktop when you hover the pointer over a taskbar thumbnail preview of a icon with a open window in Windows 7.

This tutorial also enables and disables Aero Peek.

Note   Note
Taskbar thumbnail previews will only work if you are using a Aero Theme. This feature is not available in the Windows 7 Starter edition.


EXAMPLE: Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview
NOTE: This is an example of a taskbar thumbnail live preview (Aero Peek) of Task Manager on my desktop when I hover my pointer on the thumbnail preview of the Task Manager icon on the taskbar.
Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews - Enable or Disable in Windows 7-taskbar_live_thumbnail_preview.jpg


Here's How:
1. Open the Visual Effects settings.

2. To Enable "Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews"
A) Check the Enable Aero Peek box. (see screenshot below)

B) Go to step 4.
3. To Disable "Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews"
A) Uncheck the Enable Aero Peek box. (see screenshot below)
4. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)


Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews - Enable or Disable in Windows 7-visual_effects.jpg
That's it,
Shawn




02 Dec 2011   #1
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Nice tutorial


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you sir.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2016   #3
Jake Te

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 
Doesn't Work on Windows 10

Hey I tried this but to no avail as i am on Windows 10 Pro and I do have "Enable Peek" Checked but It doesn't seem to work I was wondering if you knew a fix and if so can you please let me know it A.S.A.P

Thanks,


And i just realized how old this Thread is ahah so guys if you do see this please let me know if you have come across this and if so if you know the fix for it )
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27 Dec 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jake, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to set a long delay time to effectively disable taskbar thumbnails instead.

Taskbar Thumbnail Delay Time to Show - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2016   #5
Jake Te

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink Thank you for the fast reply

I believe you might of misunderstood my intention the "Thumbnail" works as i desire it to but my peek is not working and i would like it to i have tried the attached method and i have even deleted the Key in the registry the "Peek" that is mentioned in the above tutorial is what i am trying to achieve as i have not been able to use it if you would like i am more than happy to attach some screenshots to clarify??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, double check to make sure Peek is turned on in all the options below to see if that may help.

Peek at Desktop - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2016   #7
Jake Te

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink i found out that it was a user based problem so i just decided to create a new user as the link u attached did not work out for me I would like to Thank you for taking the time and effort to help me
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2016   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2016   #9
Jake Te

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 
Its Happened AGAIN

ok so it has happened again and i think ive found the culprit as i it has only started after i bought Dishonored 2 idk if im the only person with this problem but i logged off last night and everything was fine until i log back onto this morning to find the my NumThumbnail Registry Key has been changed to one which essentially disables the thumbnails and when i change it back it makes it do the previous problem
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