Speed up Mouse Hover Time for Taskbar Preview of Thumbnails in Windows 7

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    If we hover our mouse over an open program in the taskbar, it will show us a preview but it is slightly delayed.
    We can change the delay time.
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    For this, we need to press and hold the Windows button and the letter "R".
    The "Run" window will open.
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    In this window, we need to type "regedit" in the text box to the right of "Open", then click "OK" or hit the "Enter" button.
    A new window will open.
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    We're looking for HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
    If it's not dropped down, we can click the drop-down arrow to do that.
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    From here, we need to click "Control Panel".
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    Then, select "Mouse".
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    On the right side of the window, we're looking for "MouseHoverTime".
    It's currently set to 400. This is the number of milliseconds before it shows the preview. We need to change this.
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    To change this, double-click on "MouseHoverTime".
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    Now, under "Value data", enter any number that you'd like.
    Bear in mind that the smaller the value, the quicker the thumbnail preview will show. If the value is too low, it might get annoying because every time we move the mouse over to the taskbar it will show us all of the previews, so we don't want to set this too low. For example, we can set it at 150, 180 or 130. Just experiment a little bit until you find the right value that you need, then click "OK". After this is done, we might need to restart the computer or log off of the user account and log back in for the changes to take effect.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to speed up the mouse hover time for taskbar thumbnails on a Windows 7 computer.
    If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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