Windows 8.1 - How to disable taskbar preview

December 2016


Windows 8.1 - How to disable taskbar preview


To disable the taskbar preview feature of Windows 8.1, follow the below procedure:
  • Press the Windows key + R
  • Type the following command and press Enter: "regedit".
  • Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
  • Create a New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Name this value as "TaskbarNoThumbnail" and set is value as:
    • 1 - to disable taskbar preview.
    • 0 - to enable taskbar preview.

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