Disable Edge Tab Preview in Windows 10 Using Registry Tweak

Microsoft Edge’s tab preview thumbnail feature can be very useful especially if you have too many tabs open, and want to find a particular tab quickly to switch to it.

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Personally, Edge’s tab preview or peek feature is super awesome, but needs a little improvement. It can be obtrusive when you accidentally hover over the tab area when trying to access the navigation buttons. If you want to disable tab previews and display only the web page title when hovering over a tab, here is a registry hack to do so.

Disable Tab Previews in Microsoft Edge

Start Regedit.exe and go to the following registry key.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\TabbedBrowsing

Create a DWORD (32 bit) value named TabPeekEnabled

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Leave the value data for TabPeekEnabled as 0

Exit the Registry Editor, close all instances of Edge and open it. When you hover over a tab, you’ll only see the page title instead of tab preview thumbnail image.

disable tab preview in edge

Automate the above steps using REG file. Download disable_edge_tab_preview.zip

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