If you are using the new built in and default web browser ” Microsoft Edge ” in, this is an interesting and useful trick for you. If you have multiple tabs open in Microsoft Edge and you move the mouse pointer over a tab, the browser shows a Tab Preview Thumbnail of the tab in which the contents of the tabs highlight.
Despite being a good feature of the Microsoft Edge web browser it can sometimes be annoying for some users if they accidentally move the pointer over a tab. In addition to the tab thumbnails are shown with a bit slower animations which may also annoy some people.
If you want to disable Tab Preview Thumbnail feature in Microsoft Edge web browser, this guide will help you. By default, Microsoft Edge does not provide any option to disable this feature in its options but you can help of a small registry tweak to disable tab preview thumbnails.
How to Disable Thumbnail Preview Tab in Microsoft Edge Web Browser:
1. Press WIN + R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type regedit in the Run box and press Enter. It will open Registry Editor .
2. Now go to the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER SOFTWARE Classes Local Settings Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion AppContainer Storage microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe MicrosoftEdge TabbedBrowsing
3. Right-click on the right side, select New and click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
4. Name the new key TabPeekEnables.
5. Click OK
6. Double-click the newly created key and make sure it is set to 0 .
7. Click OK .
That’s it. Now launch the Microsoft Edge web browser , open multiple webpages and hover over tabs, and you will no longer see tab previews. Instead, you’ll just view the site’s name as a tool tip.
In the future, if you want to restore tab preview minimization in Microsoft Edge web browser, you just need to remove DWORD TabPeekEnabled from Registry Editor.
PS: If you are not familiar with Registry editing and want a pre-made Registry script to do the task automatically, download the following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file. It will ask for confirmation, accept it: