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.

Note: Information in this article does not apply to the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium). It’s applicable to the old Microsoft Edge browser only.

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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

disable tab preview in edge

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

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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