Make Taskbar Previews appear faster
Open regedit and navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel Mouse
In the right pane, right-click MouseHoverTime. Select Modify. The default value is 400 ms. Set the new deal at, say, 100.
Click OK. Exit regedit. Reboot.
You will find that when you hover, taskbar previews appear much faster.
Incidentally, MouseHoverTime indicates the amount of time, in milliseconds, that a right mouse pointer is within an area of the MouseHoverSize property’s size to generate a hover notification.
Meanwhile, MouseHoverSize indicates the rectangle’s size in which the right mouse pointer stays with the mouse hover time before the mouse’s hover notification is generated. You can see that all of these, including height & width, can be changed here.
Note that MouseHoverTime will customize the hover time globally, as it adjusts the delay for everything, including tooltips, taskbar icons, start menu, and more.
I liked having faster previews, tooltips, etc., so I suggested this.
If you want to customize the Taskbar Preview Thumbnail Hover Delay, then, INSTEAD, add a new DWORD named “ ExtendedUIHoverTime ” and give it a value of 100.