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Speed Up Windows 7 Display Of Thumbnails On The Taskbar

One of the nicest things about the taskbar is that when you hover your mouse over the icons in it, you can see thumbnail previews of all open windows for each of those applications. When you do so, there is a slight delay before the thumbnail appears. But you can make the thumbnails display more quickly by using a Registry hack.
Important Note: Always create a Restore Point before editing the Windows Registry. If you don't know how to create a Restore Point do the following first:

Click the Start Button.
In the Start Menu right-click computer.
In the drop down menu click 'properties'.
In the System Window that opens, In the left pain click 'System Protection'
In the System Properties window that opens on the System Protection tab, at the bottom right click the 'Create' button.
The System Protection Windows opens; under 'Create a Restore point' enter a description for your Restore point.
Like Registry Edit for Thumbnails, or what ever you want to call it to remember what it is for.
Then click the 'Create' button, your restore point will now be created.

Next Launch the Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Search box and pressing Enter.
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse.
Double-click MouseHoverTime. The default value you'll see is 400, which means 400 milliseconds.
Type in a new, smaller value, for example 150 is a good bet.
Then click OK and exit the Registry Editor.
You'll have to log off or restart your computer for the change to take effect.

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