Disable preview windows in Windows 11 taskbar

If you enter Windows 11 has opened multiple windows and you hover the mouse over the window in the taskbar, then you will see a preview window. This example window also becomes a “thumbnail”Called.

It is a window that shows an example of the window that is open. However, if you have multiple windows open, you will see a whole series of windows. This can add up to a total of 16 open preview windows for an HD resolution (1920 × 1080).

Windows 11 automatically adjusts the amount of sample windows to the resolution of it display.

Two preview windows in the taskbar

In this article you will learn how to return the preview window to one. If you have multiple windows open from the same app, you will not see two or more, but a list of the windows that are open.

Below is an example of the result. Then you know what you are going to adjust. You’re seeing multiple open windows appear in a list view instead of a preview.

Two preview windows in the taskbar as a list view

Disable preview windows in Windows 11 taskbar

I recommend one first Create Windows restore point.

Open the Windows registry. Go to the key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

Then right-click on “Taskband” and click New and then “DWORD 32-bit value”. Name this value “NumThumbnails” and change the value data to “0” without quotes.

NumThumbnails

Now close the Windows registry and restart your computer. I hope you have helped with this. Thanks for reading!

Also read: 15 tips for Windows Explorer in Windows 11.

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