Windows 10: How can I disable the fullscreen preview when I hover over a taskbar Solved

  1.    11 Jun 2017 #1

    How can I disable the fullscreen preview when I hover over a taskbar


    When I hover over an item on the taskbar, it gives me the little thumbnail preview of the program. This I'm OK with. However, when I then put my mouse on the thumbnail, it hides all the open programs and shows me that program as it would be if I clicked on it to bring it to the front. This is what I don't want.

    Is there any way to turn that feature off? I don't know what it's called so am having trouble searching for a way to do this.

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  2.    11 Jun 2017 #2

    It always brings the program/app to the front when you click the thumbnail. If it's full screen, then that's the last state that you left it in. Just reduce the window size before you minimize to taskbar or use the 'task view' icon to view all open programs and just pick the one you want.
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  3.    11 Jun 2017 #3

    I know will do that when I CLICK on the thumbnail. I'm talking about when I HOVER over the thumbnail without clicking it. It hides all the other open programs and shows me what would be there IF I clicked the thumbnail.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       11 Jun 2017 #4

    Hello @Kelemvor, :)

    Turning off Peek will also turn off taskbar thumbnail live previews.

    Turn On or Off Peek at Desktop in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  5.    17 Jun 2017 #5

    Thanks. Unchecking the Peek box (option3) took care of what I needed. Thanks.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       17 Jun 2017 #6

    You're most welcome. :)
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