Windows 10: How to stop previews when hovering over a taskbar button? Solved

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  1.    4 Days Ago #1

    How to stop previews when hovering over a taskbar button?


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    After last night's Win update, I now have version 1803.

    This has broken my Taskbar Tweaker. Therefore, when I hover the mouse over a button, there's now a popup preview.

    How can I stop the preview?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 3,363
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.48 and W10 Insider Build 17672
       4 Days Ago #2

    I am only aware of a method for changing the size of the preview, I am not sure that you can make it stop. You could trying setting the size to 0 but I do not know if this works.

    Change Size of Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 515
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       4 Days Ago #3

    You can try this. [Winkey+R] then type sysdm.cpl then press Enter.

    Advanced Tab > Performance > Settings > Visual Effects Tab

    Note current settings or take a screenshot of them.

    Experiment with these settings:

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    Sign out/ in to test.
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  4.    4 Days Ago #4

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    Hi @philc43. Thanks for suggestion.

    I tried various sizes. I can increase the height of the preview, but any decrease hits a minimum - even when a value of "0" is specified.
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  5.    3 Days Ago #5

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    Hi @Callender. Thanks for suggestion.

    My options are your two options, plus "Show window contents while dragging".

    Disabling that option gives an empty rectangle while dragging.

    I'm not a techie, but I'm assuming it's a registry entry, because Taskbar Tweaker can do it. But TT is broken after each minor update.

    I read somewhere that M$ are trying to break as many as possible of these third-party apps at each update. Maybe it's time the EU started to impose huge fines on them again. As they did for Windows Explorer.
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  6. Posts : 515
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       3 Days Ago #6

    Try uninstalling then reinstalling the taskbar tweaker software.
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  7.    3 Days Ago #7

    Callender said: View Post
    Try uninstalling then reinstalling the taskbar tweaker software.


    Thanks. That was one of the first things that I tried. I got the standard "Could not load library (104)" error message that's produced after every Windows update. See the developer's blog:

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 Creators Update - RaMMicHaeLs Blog

    Thanks for your help.
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  • Posts : 29,302
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       3 Days Ago #8

    Hell OldGrantonian,

    You should be able to change the ExtendedUIHoverTime DWORD value in the tutorial below to a very high time (ex: "10000") to effectively disable taskbar thumbnail previews.

    Change Delay Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  •    3 Days Ago #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Hell OldGrantonian,

    You should be able to change the ExtendedUIHoverTime DWORD value in the tutorial below to a very high time (ex: "10000") to effectively disable taskbar thumbnail previews.

    Change Delay Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials


    Hi Shawn ,

    You're not often wrong - but you're right again.

    That worked fine. Thanks.
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  • Posts : 29,302
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       3 Days Ago #10

    Great news. I'm glad it was able to help.
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