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Can't disable preview windows

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    Can't disable preview windows


    I'm trying to get rid of the small preview windows that apear above the taskbar in Win 8. I edited the registry at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced and added both a DisablePreviewWindow and DisablePreviewDesktop value and set them to 0x01. Still, the windows appear. UAC is entirely disabled. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy59 View Post
    I'm trying to get rid of the small preview windows that apear above the taskbar in Win 8. I edited the registry at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced and added both a DisablePreviewWindow and DisablePreviewDesktop value and set them to 0x01. Still, the windows appear. UAC is entirely disabled. Thanks.
    Create a new DWORD in the same location, name it ExtendedUIHoverTime, give it a decimal value of 20000; logout and in.
    It should effectively delay the popup to the extent of disabling it. (20 sec to be exact)
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    Thanks! That did the trick.
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