In Windows 10/8/7, on the extreme right side of the taskbar, you will see a vertical rectangular portion. Moving your cursor to this area will make the open windows transparent and let you preview your desktop. Clicking on it will show the desktop. This is called the Peek feature in Windows 10 or Desktop Preview feature in Windows 7.
Disable Peek feature in Windows 10
To disable Aero Peek feature in Windows 10, do the following:
- Open Settings
- Select Personalization
- OpenTaskbar settings
- Now Toggle off the Use Peek to preview the desktop when you move your mouse to the Show desktop button at the end of the taskbar switch.
If you don’t like this feature or hardly ever use it, you can always disable it.
You can also right-click on the Peek button and uncheck the Peek at Desktop option.
Disable the Windows Preview feature in Windows 7
To disable the Windows Preview feature in Windows 7, right-click on the taskbar and click open Properties.
Under the Taskbar tab, you will see a checkbox to Use Desktop Preview. Un-checking it will disable this feature. Click Apply > OK.
Incidentally, right-clicking on the Desktop Preview button will also present you with this option.
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