How to Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Thumbnails Feature

Looking for a way to disable Microsoft Edge tab preview thumbnails feature? It is possible and in today’s article, you will read detailed article on how to do that.

How to Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Feature

Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10 and is much better in comparison of Internet Explorer. The company has introduced lots of interesting features in their web browser and one out of them is “Tab Preview Thumbnails” feature. It is the very useful feature if your browser has lots of active tabs, and you want to find a particular tab to switch to it.

In my opinion, Edge browser peek or preview feature is awesome but need a little customization. Sometimes when you try to access the navigation button and accidently hover the tab area, it shows you the preview of the tab which irritates users. Due to this reason lots of users want to disable this feature.

Officially there is no options or settings available in the Edge browser that let you disable tab preview thumbnails. But it can be done with the help of simple registry hack. Here is how to apply that registry hack:

Disable Tab Previews in Microsoft Edge

1. Close the all the active tabs in the Edge browser and then close the browser.

2. Launch Registry Editor.

For that, type regedit it Start menu search bar and hit Enter. When UAC screen appears, Click Yes.

3. Navigate to following Registry Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\TabbedBrowsing

Note: If above registry key is not available, create it manually.

4. Here you need to select Tabbed Browsing. On the right side, Create DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it TabPeekEnabled.

 How to Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Feature

How to Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Feature

Note: If you’re using 64-bit Windows 10 Operating system, still you need to create DWORD (32-bit) Value.

5. Leave the TabPeekEnabled value data as 0.

6. Exit the Registry Editor.

7. Launch the Edge browser and try to hover on the Tab and you will only see the page title and not the preview thumbnail.

Before Registry Hack

How to Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Feature- before

After Registry Hack

How to Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preview Feature - after

How to Re-enable Tab Preview Thumbnails in Edge browser

In case, you want to enable the Tab Preview Thumbnails permanently, then delete the TabPeekEnabled DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Alternatively, you can set Value Data of TabPeekEnabled DWORD Value to 1 to enable the feature.

That’s it!

For articles on Microsoft Edge browser, visit Microsoft Edge Browser Section

Why don’t you try this useful registry hack and let us know if you need any assistance? Drop your query in the comments.

Source: Winhelponline, Via: Winaero

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