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How to Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

The tab preview feature was introduced in Microsoft Edge starting with Window 10 build 10565 that allows you to hover over your open tabs in Microsoft Edge to see a preview of the webpage for the tab.

Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update build 15002, a tab preview bar has been added to the top of Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the tab preview bar in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge from within Microsoft Edge
  • Option Two: To Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Tab preview bar in Microsoft Edge
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Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge OPTION ONE Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge
To Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge from within Microsoft Edge

1. While in Microsoft Edge, click/tap on the Hide tab previews Name:  hide_chevron.png
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Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge
To Hide or Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge using a REG file

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The .reg files below will 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

ShowTabPreviewBarOnStartup DWORD

0 = Hide
1 = Show


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


 2. To Hide Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge

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

Hide_tab_preview_bar_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

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 3. To Show Tab Preview Bar in Microsoft Edge

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

Show_tab_preview_bar_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