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 | ,

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