How to Enable / Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview In Windows 10?

This guide-article will guide you on how you can preview taskbar thumbnail preview over taskbar icons in Windows 10?

No doubt, taskbar thumbnail preview over taskbar icons feature in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 is a useful feature.

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But, on the other hand, Being a Windows 10 user, I am quite sure you would agree with me that taskbar thumbnail preview over taskbar icons annoys a lot when you have to switch between multiple windows. As well as the taskbar thumbnail preview feature distracts your focus.

Don’t Know What Does Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Do?

Let’s suppose, You are using Notepad and a web browser.

When you hover your mouse cursor over the web browser or Notepad, This Windows feature shows you a preview or in other words, a little image of opened programs.

This tutorial is for you if you want to stay focused and productive and want to disable the taskbar thumbnail preview in Windows 10.

The process of disabling the taskbar thumbnail preview feature is pretty simple, It hardly takes 1 minute.

Everything is clear? Let me show you How to turn off Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 10?

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How To Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview In Windows 10?

Go to the Control Panel, Opening Control Panel from the start menu is one of the easiest ways to get into the Control panel.

Go to the start menu and type in Control Panel.

From search results, click on the Control Panel to open it up.

Now open up the “System” utility to make a setting. By default, the “System” utility is not visible in the Windows Control Panel. If it’s not visible you need to manually make it visible.

To make the “System” utility visible, On the right side, You will find the “View By” option. You need to set “View By” from category to small icons or large icons to make the “System” utility visible.

System utility is now visible. Open it up.

In System utility, scroll down the page until you find Advanced System settings.

Left-click to open Advanced System settings up.

Inside Advanced System settings, click on the Advanced tab.

After you find yourself in the Advanced tab, there will be a section named Performance

(visual effects processor scheduling memory usage and virtual memory)

Click on settings to disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview.

Find “Enable Peek”.

Removing the check from “Enable Peek” will disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview. Un-check “Enable Peek” and click Apply to save the settings.

Restart your PC. After a restart, Taskbar Thumbnail Preview should be disabled.

From the settings, you can enable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview for your copy of Windows 10, whenever you want to.

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