[Question-Discussion] Windows 11 StartMenu + Taskbar Layout

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by crypticus, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. crypticus

    crypticus MDL Member

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    #1 crypticus, Oct 6, 2021
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  2. 0ldsch00lpunk

    0ldsch00lpunk MDL Novice

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    I use NTLite to remove the pre-installed apps and integrate a registry hack to prevent them from being re-installed. The registry hack was for Windows 10 but appears to work on 11. Also, Open Shell works just as well as it did with 10 and there's a beta of StartIsBack for 11 as well.
     
  3. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    Which registry hack? Also, startisback for windows 11 is now called startallback and is $1.50USD if you already have a startisback license and $5.00USD if you don't.
     
  4. crypticus

    crypticus MDL Member

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    i edit via ntlite too but they come back after update. can u share your reg entries to prevent them coming back?
     
  5. pisthai

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    Is there any way to make the Taskbar less high? As the Taskbar in standard is quite high (about 48pix) I would have them like 30-32pix only. And I don't like to use Auto-Hide of the Taskbar! On Laptop and/or Netbook the standard Taskbar use simply to much space. Unfortunately, in Windows 11 you could not set the Taskbar to small, as in Windows 10!
     
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  6. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    StartAllBack will let you make it smaller.
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I don't want any 3. party apps, native Windows 11 only!
     
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  8. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    I keep forgetting that some people here can't or won't use third party anything for whatever reason.
    There should be some kind of indication by someone's user name that says "No third party anything ever!"
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    @pf100:
    Can you imagine that there are quite some users, in my case most of my customers, who will not use any 3. party apps? They want the OS as it is delivered by the developer!

    And my customers always come first and dictating what and how I could do something! That's simply my Income!
     
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  11. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    That's why a provision should be made. If not that, then by trial and error.
     
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  13. Will_27

    Will_27 MDL Novice

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    Hello everyboddy !

    Usually I come to get tips on this forum but I'll leave this tip to you:

    To customize the start menu of Windows 11 you need to copy the file start.bin located in the path "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState" from a source user profile and then copy the file to C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState (Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy and LocalState folders must be created). When you make a new account, the start menu is the same of the start menu of the copied file frome the source user profile.
     
  14. crypticus

    crypticus MDL Member

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    #18 crypticus, Oct 12, 2021 at 08:02
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    thank you will_27 your method is working also i used backup restore startmenu layout tool from sordum.org,

    start bin can be placed here; (for iso preparation)
    C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState

    change default to user for live system