How To Fix Taskbar Preview One Click Switch To Last Active Program

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With the new taskbar preview feature added in the Windows 7, navigate around all the open tab now require one more click from the thumbnail after you click on the icon on the taskbar. If you have been using Windows for a long time you might not get use to this. So here is a way you can fix by only clicking the icon once and that will open the last active window of the same type program without clicking on the preview thumbnail again.

Here is how you can save the extra Click

To start you need to go to registry and navigate the following path

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

pointer location - How To Fix Taskbar Preview One Click Switch To Last Active Program

now right click on the left empty space and add a new 32-bit DWORD value

NEW DWORD 32 bit - How To Fix Taskbar Preview One Click Switch To Last Active Program

Rename the new value to LastActiveClick

rename - How To Fix Taskbar Preview One Click Switch To Last Active Program

give the new value 1

change value to 1 - How To Fix Taskbar Preview One Click Switch To Last Active Program

When you finish you it should be looking some thing like the first image

Because you have changed the registry you need to log out and log back in again in order for the new change to take effect.

There you have it, now you can just click once on the taskbar and it will jump you to the last active window.

tab preview one click - How To Fix Taskbar Preview One Click Switch To Last Active Program

Enjoy.

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