Edit Taskbar Preview Hover Time On Windows 7

Last Updated on April 18, 2021 by admin

The taskbar preview time is the time interval that it takes to show the window previews upon hovering the cursor over taskbar items:

This interval is a bit too long in my opinion and so I will shorten it by the means of the registry editor. Open it by typing regedit into a Run... prompt and in the left column, browse to the Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced key and right-click the right panel to create a new DWORD-Value (32-bit). Name it ExtendedUIHoverTime and assign it a Decimal number in milliseconds that represents the interval (I'll take 250 here, which is a quarter of a second).

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