Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Show Tab Preview on Hover in Microsoft Edge

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing a tab preview when hovering on a tab in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

Microsoft Edge will show a tab preview on hover by default, but you can turn this off if wanted.

EXAMPLE: Show tab preview on hover enabled and disabled


Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Appearance. (see screenshot below)


3 Click/tap on Appearance in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.

4 Under Customize toolbar, turn On (default) or Off Show tab preview on hover for what you want. (see screenshot below)


That's it,
Shawn Brink


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