Windows 10: Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Windows

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  1. Brink Win User

    Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Windows


    How to: Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Windows

    How to Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Windows


    When you hover over the icon or button on the taskbar of opened items, it will show an instant thumbnail preview of the opened windows or tabs for that item.

    If you enable save taskbar thumbnail previews, all taskbar thumbnail previews will be saved to cache as opened to help them load faster next time. However, the cache could sometimes become corrupted causing taskbar thumbnail previews to not display correctly.

    If you disable save taskbar thumbnail previews, all taskbar thumbnail previews will load on the fly as opened instead of from a cache. This will allow taskbar thumbnails to always display correctly. The speed to load taskbar thumbnail previews each time instead of from a cache should not be much of a factor with today's systems.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically saving taskbar thumbnail previews to a cache for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    *note This feature is not available in the Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions since they do not include the Aero feature.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Visual Effects Performance Options
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Taskbar Thumbnail Preview

    Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Windows [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Visual Effects Performance Options
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe into Run, and click/tap on OK to directly open to the Visual Effects tab in Performance Options

    2. Check (enable) or uncheck (disable - default) Save taskbar thumbnail previews for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)


    Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

    AlwaysHibernateThumbnails DWORD

    0 = Disable
    1 = Enable



    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Enable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Save_taskbar_thumbnail_previews.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Save_taskbar_thumbnail_previews.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. sign in to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, May 22, 2018
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  2. Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview?

    Hey there,

    I was just searching the internet for ways to disable the Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 10, and I found one that half-worked (only some apps use list view instead of thumbnails). I was wondering if there was a way to completely disable the preview?
    I am alright editing the registry.

    Thanks,

    Pointy
     
    PointlessnessSteam, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview?

    I do need to disable de Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 10. I Use a lot of files such an Msft Excel at the same time, and is difficult to to identify between so many little windows. I need the files listed (stacked) when switching icons on taskbar.
    Thanks for yur help!
     
    rigomulato, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Enable or Disable Save Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to Cache in Windows

    Option to disable Thumbnail Preview of windows on taskbar in Windows 10

    Hello Georges,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    We understand your requirement in this regard.

    Are to referring Thumbnail Preview of window on taskbar?

    The feature which you're referring is a default Thumbnail Preview of windows on taskbar in Windows 10. Sadly, we don't have any manual option to disable this feature. Suggest you to post your feedback using
    Windows Feedback app. Your feedback will help us improve your experience with future releases.

    Keep posted if you require further assistance.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Aros1354 Win User
    disable the Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 10

    These Thumbnail previews on the taskbar are infuirating - please change so we can disable them

    Thanks
     
    Aros1354, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Completely disable The Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10

    Hi,

    To disable Taskbar thumbnails on Windows 10, do the following:

    * Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command

    * Type regedit, and click OK to open the registry.

    * Browse the following path:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    * Select the System (folder) key, and right-click on the right side, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

    * Name the new DWORD ExtendedUIHoverTime and press Enter.

    * Double-click the newly created DWORD and change its value to 30000.

    * Click OK.

    * Close the Registry.

    * Restart your computer to complete the task.

    It's important to note that Windows 10 doesn't have a particular option to turn off Taskbar thumbnail, but we can use the ExtendedUIHoverTime Registry tweak to delay the time to show the previews as an alternative workaround.

    At any time you can revert the changes by following the steps, but on step 6 change the value from 30000 to 0. Alternatively, you can right-click and select Delete to remove the ExtendedUIHoverTime DWORD.

    Source:

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-task...

    OR You can also see the below mentioned URL for your help please

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

    Please let me know, if that helps.

    Kind Regards:

    Yank M

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    MALIK YASIRNAWAZ, Oct 27, 2019
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