1.    14 Feb 2017 #1
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    How to get rid of preview windows?


    When you click on, say, Firefox, in the start bar it will show you a preview of the window that you have minimized. Is there a way to get it to just show the title of the window, as WinXP would have done?
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  2.    14 Feb 2017 #2
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  3.    14 Feb 2017 #3
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    Hello Alfred,

    As a workaround to effectively disable taskbar thumbnail previews, you can set the ExtendedUIHoverTime DWORD to a very long delay time (ex: 10000 milliseconds) using the tutorial below.

    Taskbar Thumbnail Delay Time to Show - Change in Windows 10
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  4.    16 Feb 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
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    There's no doubt a way in Windows but that's my first thought.
    This is a great program!

    Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have the option to do what I'm looking for. I've found a way to disable thumbnails whne I'm hovering over an item on the start menu bar, but when I click on firefox (I have multiple windows open) it still shows me thumbnails instead of showing a list like XP would and there doesn't appear to be an option to change that.
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  5.    16 Feb 2017 #5
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    This may be what you're after instead then.

    Taskbar Thumbnail Threshold to Show List - Change in Windows 10
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  6.    17 Feb 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    This may be what you're after instead then.

    Taskbar Thumbnail Threshold to Show List - Change in Windows 10
    Yep, that's it!

    I've run into a problem, tho. In this part:

    4. To Change Taskbar Thumbnail Threshold


    A) In the right pane of the Taskband key, double click/tap on the NumThumbnails DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)
    Note
    If you don't have a NumThumbnails 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 NumThumbnails, and press Enter.
    Now, I don't have "NumTumbnails," and the NOTE says I should go to New->DWORD (32-bit) Value. If I have 64-bit Windows do I go New->QWORD (64-bit) Value?
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  7.    17 Feb 2017 #7
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    Nope. You would want create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it NumThumbnails.
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  8.    17 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Nope. You would want create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it NumThumbnails.
    Thanks!
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  9.    17 Feb 2017 #9
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    You're most welcome.
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