Taskbar Thumbnail Delay Time to Show - Change in Windows 10

    Taskbar Thumbnail Delay Time to Show - Change in Windows 10

    How to Change Delay Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10
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    How to Change Delay Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10

    information   Information
    When you hover over the icon or button on the taskbar of opened items, it will show either thumbnail previews or a list of the opened windows or tabs for that item.

    The delay time value is the amount of time waiting before showing thumbnails or a list of an opened item (ex: File Explorer) when you hover over the item's icon on the taskbar.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the delay time to wait before showing taskbar thumbnails for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    If you have the Animations in the taskbar visual effects setting turned on, then it will cause a slight delay to show taskbar thumbnails since it has them fade to open and close.

    A shorter delay time will have taskbar thumbnails show faster when hovering on a taskbar button/icon.

    A longer delay time will cause taskbar thumbnails to take longer before showing when hovering on a taskbar button/icon.


    EXAMPLE: Taskbar thumbnail preview
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    Here's How:

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. In the left pane of the Registry Editor, browse to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

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    3. Do step 4 (change) or step 5 (default) below for what you would like to do.


     4. To Change Delay Time to Wait before Showing Taskbar Thumbnails

    A) In the right pane of the Advanced key, double click/tap on the ExtendedUIHoverTime DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)
    Note   Note
    If you don't have a ExtendedUIHoverTime DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the Taskband key, click/tap on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, type ExtendedUIHoverTime, and press Enter.


    B) Select (dot) Decimal, type in how many milliseconds (1000 milliseconds = 1 second) you want for the delay time, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you use a very long delay time (ex: 10000 milliseconds) it will effectively disable taskbar thumbnail previews.


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     5. To Restore Default Delay Time to Wait before Showing Taskbar Thumbnails

    A) In the right pane of the Advanced key, right click or press and hold on the ExtendedUIHoverTime DWORD, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Close Registry Editor.

    7. Restart explorer, or sign out and sign in to apply.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Join Date : Oct 2016
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       2016-10-19 #1

    I tried this on a standard account. Surprisingly, or maybe not, you can edit regedit under HKEY_CURRENT_USER as a standard user. Anyway, it doesn't seem to work and stays as 1000 ms efter after logout/login. I edited the registry as admin and added under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE instead. That way all users get it too.
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