Thanks to some smart features like Cortana, annotation tools, and reading mode, Microsoft Edge is considered to be a competent web browser in Windows. With a layout engine built around web standards, it has been designed to be lightweight and runs pretty smoothly.

Microsoft Edge has a feature called “Tab Previews” which offers a thumbnail glimpse of the current page when you hover your mouse over a tab. It can be useful if you have multiple tabs opened. However, at times it can be annoying particularly when the tab preview for the left-most tab obscures Edge’s forward and back buttons.tab preview in microsoft edge

Though there is no built-in setting to turn tab previews off, you can disable it with a simple change in the Registry. Let’s dive ahead to find out how it works!

How to Disable Tab Previews In Microsoft Edge on Windows 10?

Step #1. Press “Windows Key + R” to Run dialog box. Type “regedit” and hit the “Enter” button to open Registry Editor. A dialog box will appear asking for the permission to open registry editor. Allow it to make the changes on the PC.

open run type regedit and hit the enter button

Step #2. Next, you will have to navigate to the following location in a registry editor.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\TabbedBrowsing

Step #3. Up next, you will need to create and name a new value inside the TabbedBrowsing key. Simply right-click the TabbedBrowsing folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

create new value of dword 32 bit

Step #4. Now, you have to name the new value TabPeekEnabled and then double-click the value to open its properties window.

create new value tabpeekenabled

Step #5. In the value’s properties window, you need to enter “0” in the “Value data” box. Then, click on OK.

keep value 0 for tabpeekenabled

Step #6. If “Microsoft Edge” is open, you have to close and open it again.

That’s it! Tab previews will now be turned off.

How to Enable Tab Previews in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10?

If you ever happen to change your mind and want to turn on tab previews, you can get it done with ease.

Step #1. Follow all the steps mentioned from 1 to 4.

Step #2. Next, you need to set the TabPeekEnabled value to 1.

enter value 1 in tabpeekenabled to enable tab preview

Step #3. If Edge is open, close it and restart it again.

That’s done! Tab previews will be back.

What do you think of Microsoft Edge? How much user-friendly it has become. Is there any more feature which you don’t’ like in this web browser? Do let us know your feedback in the comments below.