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Can i disable minimize windows on taskbar thumbnail hover

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1

    Can i disable minimize windows on taskbar thumbnail hover


    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, that my desktop shows all the time, while I am switching windows by selecting a taskbar thumbnail, it's just unprofessional.

    Alt+Tab has the same annoying effect, so that's no solution either. If the only way to make Windows stop with this is to disable previewing windows alltogether when hovering over a thumbnail, that's fine by me, the most important thing is, that it should not touch the other windows.

    I hope there is a solution for this. Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    You can disable the preview, but you will still get an application name and some details.

    Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband]
    "NumThumbnails"=dword:00000000
    
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "ExtendedUIHoverTime"=dword:41fffffe
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  3. #3


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1


    I want my thumbnails, how else would I identify my windows?

    What I don't want is Windows switching to the window I have my mouse hovered on, and dropping every other window. I don't want to have any window switching (i.e. previewing the window) prior to actually clicking on the window's corresponding thumbnail.
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  4. #4


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Ah sorry, I did not read it properly. Just disable Aero Peek.

    Peek at Desktop - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1


    That was my first guess too, but it's already turned off.
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  6. #6


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Have you tried all options, especially Option Three, which should disable it completely.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1


    Curious. Would have never expected that doing what appears to be the same thing, just somewhere else would be any different.

    I already had aero peek disabled at the taskbar months ago, but disabling it now in visual effects as well resulted in the exact same thing I was looking for!

    Thank you!
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe autohide taskbar. ?

    Unless I misunderstand.

    or

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