Windows 7 - disable taskbar thumbnail preview

October 2016

To disable the taskbar thumbnail preview options under Windows 7:
First open the registry editor:
    • Start> Run > type "regedit"

Go to:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  • In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value
  • Name it as DisablePreviewDesktop and set its value to 1.
  • Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

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