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how to disable taskbar thumbnail preview?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by minimus, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. minimus

    minimus Flightless Bird

    I went to group policy editor and enabled "turn off taskbar thumbnails". I
    turned off and on my computer. The setting does not apply. I still see the
    thumbnails.

    Also, I disabled notifications which pop up when you hover over an icon on
    the taskbar. Nope, they still appear.

    Why group policy settings do not apply?

    At my user account I am the administrator so I have control over the
    computer.

    How can I solve this problem?

    I simply dont wnt thumbnail previews.
     
  2. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/17/2010 7:10 AM, minimus wrote:
    > I went to group policy editor and enabled "turn off taskbar thumbnails".
    > I turned off and on my computer. The setting does not apply. I still see
    > the thumbnails.
    >
    > Also, I disabled notifications which pop up when you hover over an icon
    > on the taskbar. Nope, they still appear.
    >
    > Why group policy settings do not apply?
    >
    > At my user account I am the administrator so I have control over the
    > computer.
    >
    > How can I solve this problem?
    >
    > I simply dont wnt thumbnail previews.


    Simple, if you quit using the Aero themes the thumbnails go away. What I'm
    wondering why anyone would go to all of this work to get rid of them. They
    certainly seem innocuous to me and I'm certainly no fan of bling for
    bling's sake.
     
  3. Dave Rudisill

    Dave Rudisill Flightless Bird

    >"minimus" <minimus@live.co.uk> wrote:

    >I went to group policy editor and enabled "turn off taskbar thumbnails". I
    >turned off and on my computer. The setting does not apply. I still see the
    >thumbnails.


    I dislike those popup thumbnails as well. When I first installed
    Win 7 I searched for ways to turn them off, but none of the
    methods I found on line worked.

    The workaround that I use is to delay the popups for, say, 20
    seconds. That way they aren't popping up every time my mouse
    pointer wanders down there for a second.

    Here are two cites that tell you how to do it:
    <http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/02/09/how-to-speed-up-taskbar-thumbnails-preview-in-windows-7/>
    <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/a72aa65e-a015-4284-985f-d631f7315ca6>

    --
    Dave
     
  4. minimus

    minimus Flightless Bird

    thanx a lot

    "Dave Rudisill" <denali@alaska.net> wrote in message
    news:btq6l5he6a3b55nmppfqhlfbjhbjkk3262@4ax.com...
    >>"minimus" <minimus@live.co.uk> wrote:

    >
    >>I went to group policy editor and enabled "turn off taskbar thumbnails". I
    >>turned off and on my computer. The setting does not apply. I still see the
    >>thumbnails.

    >
    > I dislike those popup thumbnails as well. When I first installed
    > Win 7 I searched for ways to turn them off, but none of the
    > methods I found on line worked.
    >
    > The workaround that I use is to delay the popups for, say, 20
    > seconds. That way they aren't popping up every time my mouse
    > pointer wanders down there for a second.
    >
    > Here are two cites that tell you how to do it:
    > <http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/02/09/how-to-speed-up-taskbar-thumbnails-preview-in-windows-7/>
    > <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/a72aa65e-a015-4284-985f-d631f7315ca6>
    >
    > --
    > Dave
     

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