Windows 10: How to completely turn off Aero Peek Solved

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  1.    28 Jul 2015 #1

    How to completely turn off Aero Peek


    I have done everything I can to turn off Aero Peek. I'm referring to the thumbnail previews you see when you mouse over an open item on your bottom taskbar. For example, if I have Word open but am looking at my desktop, if I mouse over the "Microsoft Word" icon in the taskbar (quick launch taskbar) at the bottom of the screen, I see a small thumbnail image of the document I'm editing.

    I hate that.

    I just want to disable those little previews / thumbnails when my mouse moves into the lower taskbar and moves over one of the open programs.

    I have disabled this in taskbar properties, but that isn't working.

    I went into Regedit and set every item I could fine labeled "AeroPeek" to 0.

    I'm still seeing those stupid thumbnails.

    Any suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 20,808
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       28 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello klgrube, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Those would be taskbar thumbnail previews instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/21005-taskbar-thumbnail-delay-time-show-change-windows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Jan 2017 at 20:05. Reason: updated link
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  3.    28 Jul 2015 #3

    None of those worked. The taskbar Tweaker utility won't run on Windows 10 and I couldn't locate the registry entries mentioned. My themes don't show "aero" themes. or any setting for aero.

    Any other suggestions?
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  4. Posts : 20,808
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       28 Jul 2015 #4

    Updated above for working solution.
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Jan 2017 at 20:06.
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  5. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       28 Jul 2015 #5

    klgrube said: View Post
    None of those worked. The taskbar Tweaker utility won't run on Windows 10 and I couldn't locate the registry entries mentioned. My themes don't show "aero" themes. or any setting for aero.

    Any other suggestions?
    Try:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

    and set MouseHoverTime value to something so high it effectively disables it. (400 is the default) 400000 should do it!

    Sign out - sign in and you should be good to go.
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  6.    02 Aug 2015 #6

    Open notepad and copy this into it...
    ____________________________________________________________________

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "ExtendedUIHoverTime"=dword:000186a0

    ____________________________________________________________________

    Save the file as 'nomoretaskbarthumbs.reg'
    Then execute the file.
    (Merge it in to your registry.)
    Reboot your computer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    02 Aug 2015 #7

    teachermark said: View Post
    Open notepad and copy this into it...
    ____________________________________________________________________

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "ExtendedUIHoverTime"=dword:000186a0

    ____________________________________________________________________

    Save the file as 'nomoretaskbarthumbs.reg'
    Then execute the file.
    (Merge it in to your registry.)
    Reboot your computer.

    Yes, that combination finally worked! Thank you so much! I do hope Microsoft will make this change easier to implement.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 20,808
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       02 Aug 2015 #8

    That was OPTION FOUR in the tutorial I had already posted at the top.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    02 Aug 2015 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    That was OPTION FOUR in the tutorial I had already posted at the top.

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

    That may be true, but with the Windows 10 Technical Previews updates, it took some time to get to it working. Also, I DID make these changes a couple of times between updates, and they just weren't working. I finally seem to have a stable build that isn't preventing these change from staying. But the main thing is that I'm not longer seeing those previews, and that makes things much nicer. Thanks again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 20,808
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       02 Aug 2015 #10

    All that matters is that you got it sorted.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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