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I'd like to know what the official name of this is:

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It's so bloody annoying and I want to find out what reg key to change to turn it off... thanks.
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You can turn it off by turning off Aero.

It's called Taskbar thumbnail view.

Click on Start button and type GPEdit.msc in Instant Search text box, then hit Enter.
Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar in left pane of Local Group Policy Editor.
Locate and double click on Turn off taskbar thumbnails in right pane of Local Group Policy editor.
Select Enabled radio button.
Click OK to make the change effective.
Logoff and logon again or restart computer if needed.
To re-enable Taskbar preview feature in Windows 7, just set the value to Disabled or Not Configured.

also in case that doesn't work for whatever reason, here's the google search query for ya to read through

https://www.google.com/search?ix=seb&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=screen+preview+task+bar+windows+7#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=disable%20taskbar%20windows%207%20preview&oq=disable%20taskbar%20windows%207&aq=2j&aqi=g2g-j2&aql=&gs_l=serp.11.2.0l2j0i18l2.343l2843l1l5522l16l6l10l0l0l0l119l531l4j2l20l0.llsin.&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=4f075cd3e7d6355c&ix=seb&biw=1920&bih=912&pf=p&pdl=300
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

You can turn it off by turning off Aero.
It's called Taskbar thumbnail view.
Click on Start button and type GPEdit.msc in Instant Search text box, then hit Enter.
Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar in left pane of Local Group Policy Editor.
Locate and double click on Turn off taskbar thumbnails in right pane of Local Group Policy editor.
Select Enabled radio button.
Click OK to make the change effective.
Logoff and logon again or restart computer if needed.
To re-enable Taskbar preview feature in Windows 7, just set the value to Disabled or Not Configured.
also in case that doesn't work for whatever reason, here's the google search query for ya to read through
https://www.google.com/search?ix=seb&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=screen+preview+task+bar+windows+7#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=disable%20taskbar%20windows%207%20preview&oq=disable%20taskbar%20windows%207&aq=2j&aqi=g2g-j2&aql=&gs_l=serp.11.2.0l2j0i18l2.343l2843l1l5522l16l6l10l0l0l0l119l531l4j2l20l0.llsin.&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=4f075cd3e7d6355c&ix=seb&biw=1920&bih=912&pf=p&pdl=300

Thanks! That is a goldmine... I can use most of that to stop my mum screwing her pc up lachen.gif
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haha that it is. I actually just found out about it myself. There's always hidden gems in windows I keep learning about.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

haha that it is. I actually just found out about it myself. There's always hidden gems in windows I keep learning about.

That is why I actually quite like Windows as an OS, every time you think you know it all *BAM* something bigger and better comes along. I wonder if anyone knows all the little nooks and crannies? Like the head engineer etc... there MUST be a list somewhere?

PS do you know if I can save the settings to a local log on account e.g. "guest" to disallow installation and mucking about with programs etc. on the guest account, but not to affect mine?

Thanks.
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