Enable or Disable Tab Previews Hover Cards in Microsoft Edge

How to Enable or Disable Tab Previews Hover Cards in Microsoft Edge

You may remember the Tab Hover Cards Preview feature introduced in Google Chrome 78. It is a new style  tooltips that include a thumbnail preview image of the page opened in the tab. This feature has finally reached Microsoft Edge, and you can enable or disable it.

Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft instead of Google. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium and Edge Chromium latest roadmap. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android. Windows 7 users will receive updates until July 15, 2021.

Starting in Edge Canary 86.0.593.0, you can turn on Tab Hover Card Images experimental flag that shows a preview image in tab hover cards, if the Tab Hover Cards feature is enabled.

Tab Preview Hover Cards Enabled In Microsoft Edge

Here's how it can be done.

To Enable Tab Previews Hover Cards in Microsoft Edge,

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Enter edge://flags/#tab-hover-cards into the address bar and press the Enter key.
  3. Set the Tab Hover Cards flag to Enabled.Microsoft Edge Enable Tab Hover Cards
  4. Now, copy and paste edge://flags/#tab-hover-card-images into the address bar, and press the Enter key.
  5. Select Enabled from the drop-down list on the right of the Tab Hover Card images option.Enable Tab Previews Hover Cards In Microsoft Edge
  6. Restart Microsoft Edge when prompted.

To Disable Tab Previews Hover Cards in Microsoft Edge,

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Copy and paste edge://flags/#tab-hover-card-images into the address bar, and press the Enter key.
  3. Select either Disabled or Default (similar to Disabled as of now) from the drop-down list on the right of the Tab Hover Card images option.Disable Tab Previews Hover Cards In Microsoft Edge
  4. If you don't need Tab Hover Cards any longer, then also disable the flag edge://flags/#tab-hover-cards.
  5. Restart Microsoft Edge when prompted.

Actual Edge Versions


Download Microsoft Edge

You can download pre-release Edge version for Insiders from here:

Download Microsoft Edge Insider Preview

The stable version of the browser is available on the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Stable


Note: Microsoft has started delivering Microsoft Edge to users of Windows via Windows Update. The update is provisioned for users of Windows 10 version 1803 and above, and replaces the classic Edge app once installed. The browser, when delivered with KB4559309, makes it impossible to uninstall it from Settings. Check out the following workaround: Uninstall Microsoft Edge If Uninstall Button is Grayed Out.

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