Speed Up Windows 7 Taskbar Navigation:
Windows 7′s taskbar is undoubtedly a great addition to Windows, but if you’ve got more than one application window open, you’ve got to either click twice or patiently hover to navigate to an open window.
This hack causes an application’s last active window to activate when you click the taskbar icon, and the next window in the second click, etc.
The hover preview still works if you hover to begin with, but if you want the preview after you’ve clicked on an app’s icon in the taskbar it doesn’t work ,Instead you can Ctrl+Click to bring it back.
- Launch regedit.exe (Win+R, then paste regedit.exe)
- Navigate in the left tree control to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
- Go to Edit->New->DWORD (32-bit) Value
- Name the value LastActiveClick
- Hit enter to assign the value and change it to 1
- Restart Explorer and you’re good to go.
Downloadable Registry Hack to Make Speed Nav TaskBar Instant:
So you went the easy route? I won’t hold it against you. Just download, extract, and double-click on the the ‘install speed nav.reg’ file to enter the information into the registry.
Registry Hack to Adjust Aero Peek Delay:
If you want to change the amount of time to trigger Aero Peek and tweak it for your own preferences (maybe you don’t want instant, but you want it quicker), you’ll need to use the manual registry hack. The instant variety is downloadable below.
Open up regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then browse down to the following key:
On the right-hand side, you’ll need to find the key for DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime (or create a new DWORD if it does not exist) and double-click to edit it—just make sure to flip the Base radio button over to Decimal before you make edits (unless you think in hex).
The value is in milliseconds, so if you wanted 1 second, you would use 1000, or 500 for half a second, etc. If you want to make it instant, just set to it 0 (which works fine in hex too). The default value is 500, or half a second.
Downloadable Registry Hack to Make Aero Peek Instant:
So you went the easy route? I won’t hold it against you. Just download, extract, and double-click on the the InstantAeroPeek.reg file to enter the information into the registry. Use the other file to reverse it.
Note:To restart Explorer without rebooting, open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and end the Explorer.exe process.
Then create a new task (under "File") and paste "explorer.exe".