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How Can I Stop The PopUp Thumbnails From the Task Bar

  1. #11


    Sad to say, the popups haven't stopped after all. Either I was testing on pinned apps instead of open ones or rebooting erased the fix.

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  2. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry to hear that Jim. How about the other options?
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Sorry to hear that Jim. How about the other options?
    I've tried options 1, 2 & 4. I didn't understand how to do option 3 in Win8. Themes are strange in 8. I don't know what Aero themes are but none are called that. There are very few themes to choose and the classic theme I've used for years, Rainy Day, is no longer available and in surfing the net I can't find a duplicate that works in 8. The ones I've found that claim to be reproductions don't look and work the same.

    I suspect they have changed something in 8 that doesn't support the older themes.
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  4. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Option 3 is for Windows 7 only.

    Are you saying that your taskbar thumbnail previews are still showing when you hover over the icon of an opened window when you use step 2 in option 4 and restart the computer to apply?

    Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #15


    I had forgotten you had to restart. It seems to be working now.

    Thanks again.
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  6. #16


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    Ok, good.
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  7. #17


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    I've tried the Visual Effects setting and all the registry entries. The thumbnail previews still show up on a hover, even after a restart. Anything else to try? Windows 8.1.
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  8. #18


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    Hello Yates, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did you already try the options in the tutorial below to disable taskbar thumbnail previews?

    Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  9. #19


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    windows 8.1


    1. I did not try Taskbar Tweaker.
    2. I did add the new NumThumbnails = 0 in CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband.
    3. I did not change the theme as I hate the limited selection of high contrast themes in Windows 8.1.
    4. I tried extending the delay time and that worked, but I would really like the list on hover, just not the previews.
    5. I tried putting TaskbarNoThumbnails = 0 in CurrentVersion\Explorer, CurrentVersion\Policies, and CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
    6. I tried turning off the Animations in the Taskbar in Visual Effects.

    Any ideas?
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  10. #20


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    In that case, you can use the tutorial below instead to change the threshold time before showing list mode on the taskbar.

    Taskbar List or Thumbnail Previews Mode - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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