Enable or Disable and Adjust Aero Peek Response in Windows 7

March 3, 2010 | Filed under Windows 7


Windows 7 comes with a new feature called Aero Peek. Peek gives you the power of X-ray vision, so you can peer past all your open windows straight to the Windows 7 desktop. Simply point to the right edge of the taskbar where a popup tells you “Show Desktop” and watch open windows instantly turn transparent, revealing all your hidden icons and gadgets. To quickly reveal a buried window, point to its taskbar thumbnail. Now only that window shows on the desktop.

Here is a a small nifty tool called Desktop Peek Tweak where you can modify the delay time before Desktop Peek is activated in Windows 7 as well as enabling or disabling the “Peak at desktop” feature. There is no need to install the program as it is portable, just run it and configure it to suit your needs.

Configure Peek at Desktop Windows 7

If you move the slider to instant, the peek happens immediately without delay. The longest delay time you get to set from this tweak program is 3 seconds which is long enough. To enable or disable Desktop Peek, just check/uncheck the checkbox at the program. Alternatively, you can also disable Desktop Peek by right clicking at the right edge of the taskbar and deselect “Peek at desktop”.

Download Desktop Peek Tweak

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