How to Disable Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge
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Last year, we outlined reasons for why you shouldn’t use Edge just yet. Things have changed since then and there are a surprising number of benefits to using Edge now — and no, I’m not being paid by Microsoft to say that. Trust me, Edge surprised me as much as anyone.

Not long ago I took a challenge to use nothing but Edge for a month, and I have to say that the experience was more pleasant than I expected. Other than a few quirks, Edge does live up to the other major browsers. Plus, on my old laptop, it was way faster than the others.

But the quirks do exist. After setting up Edge and everything, I found that there was no way to disable tab previews — you know, when your mouse hovers over the tab and a preview pops up. Somewhat annoying, if you ask me.

How to Disable Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge edge browser tab preview

Fortunately, disabling this feature is as easy as making one tweak to the Windows registry. Be sure to back up your registry in case something goes awry and you need to restore! If you make a mistake, full responsibility rests on you alone. Read more about not messing up the registry.

Open the Start Menu, type regedit, and hit Enter. On the left, navigate to the following key:

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

Right-click on TabbedBrowsing and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the value as TabPeekEnabled. Right-click on TabPeekEnabled and select Modify, then set the value to 0.

Close the Registry Editor and restart Edge. Boom, the tab previews should be gone.

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