In Windows 7 the default size of the thumbnail preview is quite small, which makes it difficult to get the information about that running program whose icon is being shown in windows 7 taskbar. There are several ways with which you can change the taskbar thumbnail preview size and make it bigger or select the right size of the thumbnail preview as per your preference.
We have previously posted about how can you decrease delay in aero peek and make it faster. Today we will tell you all the ways to make taskbar thumbnail preview bigger and more readable, below are some ways to do it.
Taskbar Thumbnail Tweaker – It is a freeware tool which allows you to increase or decrease the size of taskbar thumbnail preview by changing its time and width and you can also change the delay time of taskbar thumbnail preview.
Moreover you can change the taskbar thumbnail preview as text only or you can disable the taskbar thumbnail preview.
Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customizer – It allows you to customize Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail previews in detail. You can change the size of the thumbnail, its spacing, top, bottom, left, right margins and mouse delay time too.
The third way to change the thumbnail preview size is to edit the registry to do it, follow the procedure given below.
Registry Editing [ Source – WinHelpOnline ]
1. Open Run prompt and type regedit and press enter key or press ok button to open registry.
2. Navigate to the following path
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Taskband
3. Create a DWORD Value named MinThumbSizePx
4. Double click MinThumbSizePx and set its value data, I set it as 300 in my case.
5. Exit registry and log off and then login again to see the change.