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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       28 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello klgrube, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Those would be taskbar thumbnail previews instead. The tutorial below should be the same in Windows 10 to disable them.

    Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       28 Jul 2015 #4

    You should be able to use step 2 in OPTION FOUR to effectively disable them. The registry entries are not there by default, but the downloadable .reg file will add it for you.
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  5.    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. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 212
    10 (Free upgrade)
       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.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       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.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       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
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       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.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,362
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       02 Aug 2015 #10

    All that matters is that you got it sorted.
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