Trying to disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Magus, May 31, 2012.

  1. Magus

    Magus New Member

    May 31, 2012
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    Hi folks

    Just purchased a new Samsung notebook.
    Used Speccy and here's what it reports:

    Operating System MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
    CPU Intel Core i7 2720QM @ 2.20GHz 50 °C Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    RAM 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Motherboard SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 300V3A/300V4A/300V5A/200A4B/200A5B (CPU) 54 °C
    Graphics Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz) Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
    Hard Drives 488GB Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB (SATA) 40 °C
    Optical Drives TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208BB
    Audio Bluetooth Audio

    I see the following behavior which I'm trying to change. When two or more apps are running and grouped on the taskbar, hovering or clicking the taskbar icon presents a thumbnail. I'm cool with that bit. But if I mouse over one of the thumbnails that pops up, the main part of the screen immediately displays the app as if I switched to it. Same goes when Alt+Tabbing.

    I've downloaded a few "tweaker" utilities:
    Ultimate Windows Tweaker
    Taskbar Thumbnail Tweaker
    Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customizer v 1.2

    And I've made several attempts by changing the Windows Registry manually.

    Several restarts later, if I had any hair (I shave my head) I'd be pulling it out at this point. Because NOTHING seems to change the behavior!

    advTHANKSance for any information... Rick :)

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