Change Aero Peek Delay

Aero Peek allows you to view the desktop temporarily by moving your mouse to the Show desktop button at the end of the taskbar. Typically there is a half-second delay, this tweak let's you change the delay time.


To implement this tweak:

  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe) by clicking Start, then Run, then in the open box type regedit and click OK.

  2. Browse your registry and find the key:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]

  3. To set this to No delay:

    Create a new (or modify the existing) Dword value called DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime, and set the value to 0.

    To set this to 500ms delay:

    Highlight the value DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime and click Edit > Delete in the menu bar.

    To set this to 1s delay:

    Create a new (or modify the existing) Dword value called DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime, and set the value to 1000.

    To set this to 2s delay:

    Create a new (or modify the existing) Dword value called DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime, and set the value to 2000.

  4. To reset this setting to the default value:

    Highlight the value DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime and click Edit > Delete in the menu bar.

  5. Close the Registry Editor by clicking File > Exit in the menu bar.

  6. To activate this tweak please close all instances of explorer.exe, or wait until the next reboot.

Disclaimer: Making any changes to your system can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from these modifications can be resolved. Please follow the instructions carefully and use the information provided at your own risk.