How to Disable Windows 7 Preview from Internet Browsers

Whoever used Windows 7, you should know the most excited feature from Windows 7 is it’s preview mode from the task bar.

However, not everyone enjoy the feature due to hardware restriction. Hence you might want to disable the preview mode from the task bar for several Internet Browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.

Mozilla Firefox

To disable Preview from Mozilla Firefox, you may open the firefox and enter “about:config” from the address bar. Then just proceed with the button of “I’ll be becareful, I promise!”. In the filter bar, enter browser.taskbar.previews, and set the value to false for browser.taskbar.previews.enable.

Google Chrome

To disable the preview mode from Google Chrome, you may refer to the step as below.

From your Windows, go to the directory of “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\“, go to the properties of chrome.exe, move to Compatible tab and set the compatibility mode. You may choose to have Windows Vista mode(any mode from Windows Vista will do).

Internet Explorer 8

With Internet Explorer 8, you may go to the tools and change the setting from Internet Options.

From the tabs Setting there, click on the Settings button and you are able to see the image as beside.

Just checked the button named “Show previews for individual tabs in the taskbar” and the previews should be removed.

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