Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


How to Change Taskbar Thumbnail and List Mode Threshold

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    How to Change Taskbar Thumbnail and List Mode Threshold


    Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode --


    How to Change Taskbar Thumbnail and List Mode Threshold in Windows 8.1?


    Hello --


    I am trying to figure out how to do something in Windows 8.1 that I was able to do in Windows 7, through the magic of a Registry entry made available by the Admin at SevenForums, Brink. (He wrote a program that would 'patch' the Registry, I believe, so that this behavior would take place.)


    By default, the Windows 8.1 Taskbar will show thumbnail previews of open windows and programs when you hover the mouse pointer over it's Taskbar icon while using an 'Aero' theme.


    When you are using a Basic or High Contrast theme, the Taskbar will only show a list of tabs (list mode) for the open windows and programs (ex: Internet Explorer) when you hover the mouse pointer over it's Taskbar icon, and never any thumbnail previews.


    I would like to have my applications always LIST the tabs, or windows, that are open within them, when I hover on the app in the Taskbar of Windows 8.1.


    Can someone please show me how to do this in Windows 8.1?


    Thanks in advance,


    ~Antonnio

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 62
    Microsoft Windows
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Antonnio, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below will allow you to set this in Windows 8 as well.

    Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How to Change Taskbar Thumbnail and List Mode Threshold
Related Threads
Hello, every since I updated my 8.1 to update 1 I have this annoying bug, the taskbar miniatures stop appearing and instead i have this annoying tooltip with whatever program's name I hovered last, that insists in staying above all other windows: 42480 The only way to fix it is rebooting my...
Sorry for the barely understandable title, I couldn't fit my entire query within the character limit. Basically what I want is to disable the feature, that minimizes/hides all other windows when I hover over a taskbar thumbnail. It's extremely annoying when I hold meetings and presentations,...
Hello I have some trouble with thumbnail windows in tasks bar. A few days ago, maybe after official last windows update, but not sure, I found a very vexing bug in task bar. When I hover on task bar icons, the thumbnail windows pop-up and when I hover in it all the preview windows is goind...
Does anyone have a TRUSTWORTHY link for it? I tried to download it somewhere and was amazed at how much garbage got installed on my laptop---with no sign of the Thumbnail Tweaker.
Yes, IE is only showing thumbnails on the desktop icon on the taskbar. I can't get it to show the proper window at all! It used to be OK. I'm sure it's something obvious. Any ideas?
I've been trying to figure this out for a while. I have my taskbar set to black and the title is way too dark to comfortably read, you'd think that Windows 8 would automatically detect this and set the title color appropriately... Any ideas to change the title color? Thanks. Images below: ...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook