Disable Opera tab previews in Windows 7 taskbar

operaBy default, Opera browser shows tab previews or thumbnails in taskbar on Windows 7. This feature is although useful but can be annoying, if you have lot many tabs opened in Opera. Below is an easy way to disable it.

Turn off Opera tab previews shown in Windows 7 taskbar:

Open Opera, type opera:config in address bar and open it. Navigate to User Prefs > expand it and search for ‘Use Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnails’. Uncheck its box and Save.

Disable Opera tab previews

You may need to restart Opera for letting changes to take effect. Now you will see only a single preview of the active tab running in Opera.

Also See: How to Disable IE8 tab previews in Windows 7 taskbar


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6 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Ah, thank you, worked great. I hate the “tabs as taskbar items” thing. It kind of defeats the purpose of tabs…why not just open a new window at that point?

  2. Anonym says:

    God Bless you, that thing was driving me mad U.U

  3. shane says:

    Ah, thanks for this! I wonder why they would put that in in the first place…

  4. edison^23 says:

    really..thanks.. ^__^ using opera:config didnt somehow came to my mind..

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