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How to Change Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Hide and Show Delay Time in Windows 10

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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.

If you like, you can change the tap preview hide and show delay timeout to what you want.

Tab Preview hide delay - This is the amount of time a tab preview will continue to show after you move the pointer away from the tab and preview thumbnail. By default, the tab preview will close (hide) instantly when you move the pointer away.

Tab Preview show delay - This is the amount of time it takes to show a tab preview when you hover your pointer over open tabs in Microsoft Edge. By default, the tab preview will show just under a second when you hover your pointer over a tab.

This tutorial will show you how to change the tab preview hide and show delay time in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Change Tab Preview Hide Delay Time in Microsoft Edge
  • Option Two: To Change Tab Preview Show Delay Time in Microsoft Edge


EXAMPLE: Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge
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Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Hide and Show Delay - Change in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Hide and Show Delay - Change in Windows 10
To Change Tab Preview Hide Delay Time in Microsoft Edge

1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

3. In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to the TabbedBrowsing key at the location below. (see screenshot below)

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\TabbedBrowsing
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4. Do step 5 (change) or step 6 (default) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Change Tab Preview Hide Delay Time in Microsoft Edge

A) In the right pane of the TabbedBrowsing key, double click/tap on the TabPeekHideDelay DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 3)
Note   Note
If you don't have a TabPeekHideDelay DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the TabbedBrowsing key, click/tap on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, type TabPeekHideDelay, and press Enter.


B) Select (dot) Decimal, type how many milliseconds (1000 milliseconds = 1 second) you want for the hide delay, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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 6. To Restore Default Tab Preview Hide Delay Time in Microsoft Edge

A) In the right pane of the TabbedBrowsing key, right click or press and hold on the TabPeekHideDelay DWORD, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 3)

B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. Close Registry Editor.

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






Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Hide and Show Delay - Change in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Hide and Show Delay - Change in Windows 10
To Change Tab Preview Show Delay Time in Microsoft Edge

1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

3. In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to the TabbedBrowsing key at the location below. (see screenshot below)

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\TabbedBrowsing
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4. Do step 5 (change) or step 6 (default) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Change Tab Preview Show Delay Time in Microsoft Edge

A) In the right pane of the TabbedBrowsing key, double click/tap on the TabPeekShowDelay DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 3)
Note   Note
If you don't have a TabPeekShowDelay DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the TabbedBrowsing key, click/tap on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, type TabPeekShowDelay, and press Enter.


B) Select (dot) Decimal, type how many milliseconds (1000 milliseconds = 1 second) you want for the show delay, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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 6. To Restore Default Tab Preview Show Delay Time in Microsoft Edge

A) In the right pane of the TabbedBrowsing key, right click or press and hold on the TabPeekShowDelay DWORD, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 3)

B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. Close Registry Editor.

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


That's it,
Shawn