How to disable the preview on taskbar?

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  1. w3dig

    w3dig New Member

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    I have trouble to find out the way to disable the preview on win 7 taskbar, any one know how to do? Thanks!
     
  2. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    Go to regedit
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    Create a DWORD
    Name:TaskbarNoThumbnail
    Value: 1

    Restart or log off
     
  3. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    Why would you want to disable it?
     
  4. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    You know Radenight that is like saying why would someone have there dektop text zoomed at 200% instead of at 100%. Different people like different things and obviously he finds the thumbnails annoying and wants to get rid of them. I know for one that some people like the UAC control on their computer while i dont.
     
  5. Radenight

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    ...yeah I didn't really say anything about what he likes or dislikes... I simply asked a question... there could have been a reason like it was buggering up his computer.. in which case an alternative to disabling it could have been offered.
     
  6. iroken22

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    I know I was just giving you a bad time and found that this was a great time to claim my line for the disable and other people who disable the cool features in Operating Systems. No Hate intended
     
  7. newid81

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    Same here..., but Sidebar gadgets don't work if u completely turn off the UAC...,
    Is it same for u???
     
  8. iroken22

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    Sidebar Gadgets work just fine for me. I use the CPU Meter, Clock, and Currency
     
  9. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    Well done..
     
  10. carsten888

    carsten888 Senior Member

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    there is no
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    just a
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
    and a
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

    I want those taskbar preview gone because I find them useless and annoying and I never use them.
     

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