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Disable Aero Peek Feature In Win7

Aero Peek feature is a feature of Windows 7 that helps the computer user to have a quick peek on the applications and gadgets on the desktop or have a peek at the applications in the taskbar.


This article is meant only for Windows 7 and is not applicable to Windows XP.

How to Disable Windows 7 Aero Peek?

For instance, if you are working on some application while a download is happening on the other window, you can just move the mouse pointer on that application for a second and you will see the download status. While you are done, just slide the mouse away and you will get back to the window you were working on.

Some of you might not like this feature because when the mouse moves accidentally, it changes the screen.

To disable Aero Peek:

  1. Right click on “Computer”
  2. Go to “Properties”
  3. On the Left Pane click on “Advanced System Settings”
  4. Click on “Settings” under “Performance”
  5. In the Window that appears look for “Enable Aero Peek” and uncheck the Check Box. And then click on “Apply” and then “OK”

    The feature can be enabled again by making a check mark again.
    This article is meant only for Windows 7 and is not applicable to Windows XP.

Final, Aero Peek Feature has been disabled in Windows 7.

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