Enable or Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Live Previews in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
       #10

    Brink said:
    Hello mate,

    They're working for me in build 19608.

    What are you seeing instead?
    Hi Brink :)

    Ok here my issue

    Since installing any version of Windows insider build 20H1 or 20H2 when I minimize any media player examples Windows Media Player or Potplayer to the bottom taskbar and I hover my mouse cursor over them in the taskbar I can no longer see a "live" thumbnail preview. Meaning even though the video is still playing all I see is a frozen image.

    With 19H2 and early versions of windows I do not have this issue at all.

    Are you seeing this as well with Windows Media Player for example?

    I currently have 19041.207 installed.
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  2. Posts : 61,923
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #11

    gate1975mlm said:
    Hi Brink :)

    Ok here my issue

    Since installing any version of Windows insider build 20H1 or 20H2 when I minimize any media player examples Windows Media Player or Potplayer to the bottom taskbar and I hover my mouse cursor over them in the taskbar I can no longer see a "live" thumbnail preview. Meaning even though the video is still playing all I see is a frozen image.

    With 19H2 and early versions of windows I do not have this issue at all.

    Are you seeing this as well with Windows Media Player for example?

    I currently have 19041.207 installed.
    If you mean for the "thumbnail preview" when you hover over the icon on the taskbar, then that isn't a "live thumbnail preview".

    The "live thumbnail preview" is what you see when you hover over the "thumbnail preview". It shows you a live preview of the window on the desktop.

    I tested playing a .mp4 file in Windows Media Player. When Windows Media Player is minimized, the video is automatically paused until the window is restored.

    The "thumbnail preview" and "live thumbnail preview" only show the video playing in Windows Media Player when Windows Media Player is not minimized.
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  3. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
       #12

    Brink said:
    If you mean for the "thumbnail preview" when you hover over the icon on the taskbar, then that isn't a "live thumbnail preview".

    The "live thumbnail preview" is what you see when you hover over the "thumbnail preview". It shows you a live preview of the window on the desktop.

    I tested playing a .mp4 file in Windows Media Player. When Windows Media Player is minimized, the video is automatically paused until the window is restored.

    The "thumbnail preview" and "live thumbnail preview" only show the video playing in Windows Media Player when Windows Media Player is not minimized.
    Exactly with 19H2 and early you could see the video playing in the thumbnail preview instead of just a frozen image.

    I am just trying to figure out why this changed?

    I would like to know if this is a bug or it it was done on purpose for some reason by Microsoft?
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  4. Posts : 61,923
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #13

    gate1975mlm said:
    Exactly with 19H2 and early you could see the video playing in the thumbnail preview.

    I am just trying to figure out why this changed?

    I would like to know if this is a bug or it it was done on purposes for some reason by Microsoft?
    I'm not sure why either. I didn't see any setting in Windows Media Player to allow the video to continue to play while minimized.

    I just tested with the "Movies & TV" and "Photos" apps, and it's the same for them as well.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #14

    Seems to done by Microsoft purposely. Check my post at: Active thumbnail previews for video players in taskbar no longer work!
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