Turn Off Task Bar Thumbnail Previews on Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3

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I hate it when I click on a task bar icon to open up a snoozing application, and a couple of seconds later, there’s a preview of the application showing at the bottom of the screen. I don’t need it as the icon tells me what it is, thanks! Getting rid is easy:

  • Click the Menu button. (Mint’s equivalent of the ‘start’ button in some other operating systems!)
  • Choose ‘Preferences’.
  • Choose ‘Applets’.
  • Scroll down, or search, for ‘Window List’.
  • Select it, click the ‘configure’ button.
  • Deselect ‘Show thumbnails on hover’.

You would, as I did, think that the setting might be found within the System Tray applet’s configuration, but you will find, as I did, that it doesn’t actually have any!

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