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    Turn On or Off Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge

    How to Turn On or Off Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    14 Apr 2017
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    How to Turn On or Off Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser added in Windows 10, and will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

    Starting with Window 10 build 10565, you can now hover over your open tabs in Microsoft Edge and get a preview of what’s on those websites.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off tab preview in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\TabbedBrowsing

    TabPeekEnabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 or (delete) = On

    warning   Warning
    This tutorial no longer works in the Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703.

    However, as a workaround, you can set the TabPeekShowDelay DWORD value to a high value like 1000000 in Option Two of the tutorial linked below to effectively disable tab preview in Microsoft Edge.

    Change Tab Preview Hide and Show Delay Time in Microsoft Edge - Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials


    EXAMPLE: Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_tab_preview_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_tab_preview_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Home x64
       14 Apr 2017 #1

    This doesn't work in Edge 40 (CU). I would really like to turn off the entire 'down arrow tab preview' guff. I hit it by accident when going for the new tab sometimes. TIA.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,689
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2017 #2

    Hello winactive,

    It appears this option no longer works in Creators Update.

    However, as a workaround, you can set the TabPeekShowDelay DWORD value to a high value like 1000000 in Option Two of the tutorial below to effectively disable tab previews in Microsoft Edge.

    Change Tab Preview Hide and Show Delay Time in Microsoft Edge - Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Home x64
       14 Apr 2017 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Winactive,

    It appears this option no longer works.

    However, as a workaround, you can set the TabPeekShowDelay DWORD value to a high value like 1000000 in Option Two of the tutorial below to effectively disable tab previews in Microsoft Edge.

    Change Tab Preview Hide and Show Delay Time in Microsoft Edge - Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials
    Thanks for the reply. The 'hover' previews I don't actually mind, it's more the down arrow '˅' next to the new tab '+' that opens that horrible chasm that has to be clicked back to dismiss.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,689
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2017 #4

    Yeah, the tab preview bar button can be a nuisance at times. I'm not aware of away to disable or remove it yet.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    Yeah, that Tab Preview Button is a real nuisance where it is located. I guess Microsoft didn't think it was.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Home x64
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    I guess we can only feedback we don't like it where it is.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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