Windows 11 Tweaks, Fixes and Modifications [Overview]

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  1. KedarWolf

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    I ran ThisIsWin11 and now the clock is missing on the taskbar and I can't get it back.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Xtreme21

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    Win+R and put this in the Run box, can you re-enable the clock?
    Code:
    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons
     
  3. KedarWolf

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    Thank you!! That worked. :)
     
  4. BAU

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    #384 BAU, Sep 7, 2021
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    press Win+R: shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

    can't easily toggle it via a reg or something because the key where icons are saved is binary (and rot-13 encoded!!)
    if you want to preview the entries, can use something like this in powershell:
    Code:
    <#,#>
    $reg='HKCU:\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify'
    $val=[text.encoding]::Unicode.GetString((gp $reg IconStreams).IconStreams)-replace '[^\x20-\x7f]+',' '
    $low='abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'*2; $upp=$low.toUpper(); $lo=[char[]]$low; $up=[char[]]$upp; $rot=13
    $str=new-object System.Collections.ArrayList; [char[]]$val |% {
     if ($_ -match '[^\p{L}\p{Nd}]') {$str += $_} elseif ($_ -match '\d') {$str += $_}
     elseif ($_ -ceq $_.toString().toUpper()) {$i = $upp.IndexOf($_.toString()); $str += $up[$i+$rot]}
     elseif ($_ -ceq $_.toString().toLower()) {$i = $low.IndexOf($_.toString()); $str += $lo[$i+$rot]}
     else {$str += $_} } ; $str -join ''
    
    <#,#>
    
    edit - oops did not refresh the page
     
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  5. Xtreme21

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    #385 Xtreme21, Sep 7, 2021
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2022 at 16:13
    Windows 11 Tweaks Fixes And Modifications - Post Index

    This post will be updated as and when new tweaks are posted.
    Individual posters haven't been tagged (who posted what). It's a community effort. An alphabetically ordered list of tweaks, fixes, and modding posts.

    Obviously applying tweaks and modding carries an element of risk.
    It's assumed you are competent and comfortable in doing so.

    You may want to keep a list of any tweaks you have applied.

    Use stuff from the lists below at your own risk - and/or have backups made prior to applying.

    Context Menus
    General
    Start Menu/Taskbar
    Windows Defender
    Deprecated (Ceased To Work As Various Insider Previews Were Released)

    * [19-Nov-2021] Added Header Warning about Applying Tweaks/Modding
    * [09-Oct-2021] StartMenu/Taskbar and Context Menus separated into their own lists.
    * [06-Oct-2021] Start Menu/Taskbar/Context Menus tweaks accumulating. Moved to their own list.
    * [20-Sep-2021] Windows Defender tweaks accumulating. Moved to their own list.[/thread]
     
  6. Chronidus

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    Im guessing there's no way to restore Windows 10 Alt+tab then....the Windows 11 one is horrible
     
  7. sizen

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    #387 sizen, Sep 8, 2021
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    Thank you very much for introducing me to these great tips!
    However, I only want the taskbar to be centered.
    Is there a better way to do this?
    (TaskbarAl=1 had no effect)
     
  8. Xtreme21

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    Although the TaskBarAI (centred) tweak still works fine, it doesn't work when ExplorerPatcher is in use, I guess this is as the author states, Explorer Patcher re-enables the Win 10 taskbar. However we may see more features added to the start menu/taskbar with the start menu replacements now beginning to appear.
     
  9. sizen

    sizen MDL Novice

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    Yes,I'll wait for a better tool to come out.
     
  10. sesnut

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    obscure one line in a list that has no mention of the specific new feature?

    then yes
     
  11. Xtreme21

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    #393 Xtreme21, Sep 8, 2021
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    Your post makes no mention of any new features either. The existing post links to the announcement tweet, which in turn links to the page giving all info about it. Likewise Start11 doesn't have its own thread, and there is a dedicated thread to discuss Tweaks Fixes and Mods, again the new StartIsBack is linked there.
     
  12. sesnut

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    did you try reading the thread title? like even a little bit?

    and why would start11 need its own thread? it barely does anything different than start10
     
  13. Xtreme21

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    Okay, have it your way. Life's too short.
     
  14. kosta20071

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    It is awesome.
     
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  15. Xtreme21

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    #399 Xtreme21, Sep 8, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2021
    Thank you, yes just checked. Hadn't noticed that, nor is it mentioned on the home page. Updated main post.

    Can't be certain of course but I guess it may become redundant as the start menu replacement programs improve, if you use one of course. Eg: StartIsBack Beta allows classic context menus, small taskbar icons, etc.
     
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