The default web browser of Windows 10, the Edge, is fast and now supports extensions as well. With the November Update (version 1511) of Windows 10, Microsoft had introduced tab preview feature for Microsoft Edge browser and continues on Anniversary Update too.
According to the feature name, the tab preview allows you preview the contents of a tab by just moving the mouse over the tab.
Edge tab preview is a nice feature as it allows us to preview the tab before actually opening it. If you don’t like this feature, you can disable the tab preview feature from Edge browser by modifying the registry, since there is no way to disable the same from its settings.
How to disable tab preview feature of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10?
1. Before making any changes in Registry, create a backup of the whole registry.
2. In the Start menu or taskbar search, type Regedit and hit Enter from the keyboard to open the registry editor.
In case, UAC prompts, then click Yes.
3. Once Registry Editor is opened, navigate to the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\ Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\ AppContainer\Storage\ microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge \TabbedBrowsing
4. Right-side on ‘TabbedBrowsing’ and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value. Name it as ‘TabPeekEnabled’.
5. Double-click on TabPeekEnabled and set its value to 0 (zero) to turn off Microsoft Edge tab preview in Windows 10.
6. Close the Registry Editor. and restart Microsoft Edge, if it’s running.
7. Now open the Microsoft Edge browser, there is no more preview in tabs.
If you want to enable the tab preview browsing the either change the value of TabPeekEnabled to 1 to simply delete it.
It is also possible to change the Edge Browser Downloads folder through Registry Editor.