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How to Disable Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge

Joel Lee 27-02-2017

Last year, we outlined reasons for why you shouldn’t use Edge just yet 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Switch to Microsoft Edge Yet Is Microsoft Edge worth using while Chrome, Firefox, and Opera are still around? Is Edge good enough to be your primary browser? Read More . Things have changed since then and there are a surprising number of benefits to using Edge now 10 Reasons You Should Be Using Microsoft Edge Now Microsoft Edge marks a complete break from the Internet Explorer brand name, killing off a 20-year-old family tree in the process. Here's why you should be using it. Read More — 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 A Quick and Dirty Guide to Every Setting in Microsoft Edge If you decide to use Edge, the first thing you should do is set the browser up, which includes tweaking all of the settings according to your needs. Here's everything you need to know. Read More , 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 How Not to Accidentally Mess Up the Windows Registry Working with the Windows registry? Take note of these tips, and you'll be much less likely to do lasting damage to your PC. Read More .

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.

How do you feel about Microsoft Edge? Do you use it? If not, what still needs to happen for you to consider it? Share your thoughts with us below!

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