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Windows 7: Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change

22 Aug 2012   #10
ackmanx

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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By default, the taskbar will show thumbnail previews of open windows and programs when you hover the mouse pointer over it's taskbar icon while using a Aero theme.
It should be noted that this only applies if you have the taskbar setting enabled to group similar windows (default Windows 7 behavior) and there are more than 1 in the stack. I was hoping this would get rid of the thumbnail on hover for when there's only 1 window.


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22 Aug 2012   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ackmanx, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's what the first "By default" is for in the quote.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to disable taskbar thumbnail previews. However, this is an all or not setting. It will enable or disable them completely and not just when you only have 1 window open from the same icon.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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04 Sep 2012   #12
ackmanx

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Hello ackmanx, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's what the first "By default" is for in the quote.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to disable taskbar thumbnail previews. However, this is an all or not setting. It will enable or disable them completely and not just when you only have 1 window open from the same icon.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
Thanks for the reply. The registry edit at the bottom of your link was exactly what I was hoping for. This site is amazing. It's like the one-stop place for doing something Microsoft didn't put in or hasn't made easy.
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05 Sep 2012   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I'm glad that it was able to help.
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10 Dec 2015   #14
phinds

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit version 6.1 (Service Pack 1)
 
 

sorry to necropost this old thread but I had the same problem, found this solution (which is very clearly explained, thank you) and implemented it but it did not work. I thought perhaps since I'm running a 64 bit system, I should use a 64 bit number instead of the recommended 32 bit number but that did not make any difference.

I tried setting it to 0, tried setting it to 10 and then 12. No luck. Just doesn't work

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10 Dec 2015   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello phinds,

Yeah, it should work as is in the tutorial in both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Just to verify, did you restart the computer afterwards to see if it may fully apply?

In addition, do you have any 3rd party all-in-one tweaking type program installed that may have set this instead and overriding what's in the tutorial?
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10 Dec 2015   #16
phinds

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit version 6.1 (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Yes, I restarted AND turned the computer off and on again. Neither helped.

this is a very recent new build and has no added software other than a few utilities such as WINZIP, Notepad++, amd Norton Security. Nothing at all funky.

What's in the tutorial is a registry entry and if it had been overridden, wouldn't that show up in the registry entry that I posted the screen shot of?

Thanks for trying to help. I'd really like to get this fixed. I've been annoyed for years that the magnifier is just unfixable in my laptop and I was looking forward to getting it back with the new workstation and was happy that it worked just fine right after the build.
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10 Dec 2015   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What are you seeing happen instead? Is it still showing list mode after 10?

Would anything in the info and note box at the top of the tutorial apply?
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10 Dec 2015   #18
phinds

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit version 6.1 (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
What are you seeing happen instead? Is it still showing list mode after 10?

Would anything in the info and note box at the top of the tutorial apply?
It shows list mode regardless of what I do. If I have the number set at zero, it shows list mode regardless of how many windows explorer windows I have open and the same is true if I set the number to 5 or 10 or 12 and have 1 window open or 15 windows open.

Nothing seems to be able to get it off of list mode.

I'll go back and look at the tutorial again.
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10 Dec 2015   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, double check to see if you may have disabled taskbar thumbnail previews using option 1 or 3 in the tutorial. Either could cause this.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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