Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner is a free software that let’s you customize taskbar thumbnails in Windows 7 and Windows 8. It’s a handy and reliable application that you can use to adjust various settings of the thumbnail images that appears when you move your mouse pointer over any program icon in your taskbar.
Those of you who are using Windows Vista or later versions, might be aware of the Windows unique Aero Desktop Experience. Besides providing various desktop enhancement features, the Aero Desktop concept allows previewing the contents of open application and folders on the desktop in thumbnail images. These thumbnails gets popped up when you move your mouse pointer over the program icons on the taskbar. Windows provides no way to customize these thumbnails. But you can customize these thumbnail images by adjusting the various setting options provided by Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner.
Using Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner to Customize Taskbar Thumbnails:
Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner provides various setting options and allows modifying the thumbnail images on Windows taskbar. It provides two different tabs to adjust general settings and margin settings. The general settings include resizing the thumbnail images, adjusting the horizontal and vertical spacing between thumbnails in a group, limiting the number of thumbnails in the same group, completely disabling thumbnails, and stuff like that.
The Margin settings include increasing or decreasing the Left margins, Top margins, Right margins, and Bottom margins of the thumbnails. You can re adjust the margins of a thumbnail and then modify the position of the title bar in the thumbnail image.
Apart from that, you can anytime get back to your default settings by a single mouse click on the “Defaults” option.
Also check free Taskbar Organizer for Windows.
What all you can do with Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner:
- Increase or decrease the size of thumbnail images on Windows taskbar.
- Increase or decrease the horizontal spacing between thumbnails in a group.
- Increase or decrease the vertical spacing between thumbnails in a group.
- Increase or decrease the delay time to show thumbnails on mouse hover (in milliseconds).
- Limit the number of thumbnails in a group.
- Increase or decrease the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom margins of a thumbnail.
- Adjusts the title of the application according to the set margins.
- Completely disable thumbnails.
- Getting back to the default settings in a single mouse click.
You can also check how to change Windows Taskbar icons.
The Final Verdict:
Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner is a nice application to resize taskbar thumbnails in Windows and adjust various other thumbnail settings. It’s a simple and easy to use application that gives access to various setting options to modify the thumbnail images that appears on mouse hovering over different application icons on the taskbar. The only thing I found inconvenient is that the application is a bit slow and takes time while applying the changes.