Server Administration & Management

How to speed up Windows Se7en Thumbnails

In Windows 7 the thumbnail previews that show up in the taskbar have about a 1/2 second delay before they are shown. If you want them to show up quicker, you can configure this with a registry edit.

1. Open the registry editor (Start –> Search, then type in regedit and hit Enter).

2. Once regedit is running, in the left pane navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER –> Control Panel –> Mouse.

3. In the right pane, double click on MouseHoverTime to change the value (which should be 400 by default).

4. Enter a new value. The value you enter is the delay, in milliseconds. Do not enter 0 as some people reported odd behavior when they do this. If you want the thumbnails to show up instantly, enter a value like ’10 or so.

Once your edit is done, close the registry editor. You’ll then need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.

July 12, 2011 Posted by | Windows | , | Leave a comment