Tech Tip of the Week: Resizing Windows 7's Taskbar Thumbnail Previews

By on April 28, 2010, 4:07 AM
Although Windows 7's revamped taskbar has largely received praise, it's not perfect. In fact, it can't be. It's impossible to accommodate every neurotic proclivity -- unless you have the proper utilities, of course.

Adding to our collection of topics on tailoring Windows 7, this week we're looking at the Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customizer. As its name implies, the software lets you tweak the thumbnail previews displayed when hovering over a taskbar icon. After downloading the program, simply extract and run it, no installation is required. You should see a window with a number of adjustable sliders for the thumbnail size, spacing, margins, and delay time.

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mailpup mailpup said:

Twelve years old? Holy moly!

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'm feeling so old now... though nice tech tip, I usually don't mind this but this is a good one.

Would love a how to manually do this without the program =)

Guest said:

what do u mean twelve years old..........

Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

@Guest, read the last part of the tip, where it says "did you know?." We felt compelled to talk about the developer of this and other similar tweaking utilities.

matrix86 matrix86 said:

@Julio, if (from the techspot homepage) you click the title of the article instead of clicking "Continue reading our techtip of the week" you do not see the "Did you know" section, hence Guest not knowing where the twelve years old part came from.

mailpup mailpup said:

If you click only on the title, the message, "Continue reading our Tech Tip of the Week," still appears at the bottom of the abbreviated article. Guest probably just overlooked it.

Guest said:

Actually I couldn't get used to the iconized taskbar and quickly switched back to my usual, evil ways and unhid the labels and made my pretty 'old school' taskbar buttons. Plus it seemed too much like a mac. I just need to read what the eff is on there, saves time when u have a smaller screen and don't do the slightly annoying aero peek feature imo.

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