How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview in windows

Here is a simple trick to Enable taskbar thumbnail preview in windows. To enable the taskbar thumbnail preview, we will be using Aero troubleshooter, Local Group Policy, System Properties Settings, Aero Theme etc.

How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

 Follow steps to Enable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview

Solution-1: Aero troubleshooter:

Fix problems and diagnose by clicking on the following link.

https://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-the-Aero-troubleshooter

Solution-2: Change System Properties Settings

My Computer Properties:

Please go to start button and Right-click on my Computer and click to launch its Properties.

How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

My Computer Properties

Advanced System Settings:

The dialog for System Properties will open. Keep the highlight on the Advanced tab and click on the Settings button under Performance section.

How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Advanced System settings

Performance Setting:

Here, click on the Advanced tab. Under Performance section, click Settings button to open Performance Options dialog.
How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Performance Setting

Visual Effects:

Next, check the option labeled “Save taskbar thumbnail previews” and then click Apply & OK button.
How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Save taskbar thumbnail previews-Enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Solution-3: Use Aero Theme:

Using “Aero Theme” in Windows 7, the taskbar can enable thumbnail preview For this, right click on the desktop and go to personalize and use the Aero Theme.

How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Use  Aero Themes and Enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Solution-4: Edit Local Group Policy:

If you do not have a taskbar thumbnail preview on your computer, then edit “Local Group Policy”. For this, open the command as per the following steps and change to Local Group Policy.

Run - gpedit.msc - User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Start and Taskbar - Turn off taskvar thumbnails
Open the Run window by pressing Windows Key and R and type gpedit.msc in it, then go to User Configuration and expand the Administrative Templates. Now click on Start and Taskbar, open Turn off taskbar thumbnails.
How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Edit Local Group Policy-Enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Disable the “Turn off taskbar thumbnails” option by opening it.
How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Turn off taskbar thumbnails-Enable taskbar thumbnail preview

That’s it, You are done. Enjoy Taskbar Thumbnail.
How to enable taskbar thumbnail preview

Successful Enable taskbar thumbnail preview


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