Windows 11 Tweaks, Fixes and Modifications [Overview]

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by Enthousiast, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. MIMMO61

    MIMMO61 MDL Senior Member

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    #1541 MIMMO61, Nov 4, 2023
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    I thank you very much. :)
    this procedure works well.
    I only ask if this registry key works with all paint updates.
    My current version of Paint is 11.2309.28.0
    I tried replacing the version number of Paint with the version of the App I verified that it still works.
    Is this modification of mine correct?
    Thank you

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Edit]
    "AppUserModelID"="Microsoft.Paint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App"
    "ContractId"="Windows.File"
    "Default.orig"="@{Microsoft.Paint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App-resource://Microsoft.Paint/Resources/ShellContextMenuEdit}"
    "DesiredInitialViewState"=dword:00000000
    "DesktopAppXActivateOptions"=dword:00000020
    "icon"="%windir%\\SysWOW64\\Microsoft_Paint.ico"
    "PackageId"="Microsoft.Paint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App"
    "PackageRelativeExecutable"="PaintApp\\mspaint.exe"
    "Parameters"="\"%1\""
    @="Edit with Paint"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Edit\command]
    "DelegateExecute"="{BFEC0C93-0B7D-4F2C-B09C-AFFFC4BDAE78}"
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\WindowsApps\\Microsoft.Paint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App\\PaintApp\\mspaint.exe\" \"%1\""[\CODE]
     
  2. boe323

    boe323 MDL Expert

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  3. OpenSourceGhost

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    #1544 OpenSourceGhost, Nov 14, 2023
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 16, 2023
    How do I get a complete list of settings/options pages I can hide in ImmersiveControlPanel in Win11 23H2? It is done through policies, but it is necessary to know specific names of pages, which I do not.

    For example, the following registry setting (from another thread) removes the Home page:
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "SettingsPageVisibility"="hide:home"
    
    There are many other pages and I just need their names. There should be a list...
     
  4. bendeyar

    bendeyar MDL Novice

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    #1545 bendeyar, Nov 16, 2023
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 16, 2023
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace]
    "MonitorRegistry"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFolders]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    @="UsersLibraries"
    "Removal Message"="@shell32.dll,-9047"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{04731B67-D933-450a-90E6-4ACD2E9408FE}]
    @="CLSID_SearchFolder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{11016101-E366-4D22-BC06-4ADA335C892B}]
    @="IE History and Feeds Shell Data Source for Windows Search"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}]
    @="ControlPanelHome"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{2F6CE85C-F9EE-43CA-90C7-8A9BD53A2467}]
    @="File History Data Source"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b}]
    @="Public folder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}]
    @="Documents"
    "Removal Message"="@mydocs.dll,-900"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}]
    @="ControlPanelStartupPage"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}]
    @="UsersFiles"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{5b934b42-522b-4c34-bbfe-37a3ef7b9c90}]
    @="This Device Folder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}]
    @="Recycle Bin"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{64693913-1c21-4f30-a98f-4e52906d3b56}]
    @="AppInstanceFolder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{89D83576-6BD1-4c86-9454-BEB04E94C819}]
    @="MAPI Folder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{8FD8B88D-30E1-4F25-AC2B-553D3D65F0EA}]
    @="DXP"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{9343812e-1c37-4a49-a12e-4b2d810d956b}]
    @="Search Home"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{98F275B4-4FFF-11E0-89E2-7B86DFD72085}]
    @="CLSID_StartMenuLauncherProviderFolder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{a00ee528-ebd9-48b8-944a-8942113d46ac}]
    @="CLSID_StartMenuCommandingProviderFolder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{BD7A2E7B-21CB-41b2-A086-B309680C6B7E}]
    @="CSC Folder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{daf95313-e44d-46af-be1b-cbacea2c3065}]
    @="CLSID_StartMenuProviderFolder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{e345f35f-9397-435c-8f95-4e922c26259e}]
    @="CLSID_StartMenuPathCompleteProviderFolder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{EDC978D6-4D53-4b2f-A265-5805674BE568}]
    @="StreamBackedFolder"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}]
    @="Computers and Devices"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{f8278c54-a712-415b-b593-b77a2be0dda9}]
    @="This Device Folder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\DelegateFolders]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\DelegateFolders\{3936E9E4-D92C-4EEE-A85A-BC16D5EA0819}]
    @="CLSID_FrequentPlacesFolder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCMyMusicRegFolder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCDownloadsRegFolder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCMyPicturesRegFolder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCMyVideosRegFolder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCDocumentsRegFolder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]
    @="CLSID_ThisPCDesktopRegFolder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_36354489\{f874310e-b6b7-47dc-bc84-b9e6b38f5903}]
    @="CLSID_MSGraphHomeFolder"
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_41040327]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_41040327\{e88865ea-0e1c-4e20-9aa6-edcd0212c87c}]
    @="{e88865ea-0e1c-4e20-9aa6-edcd0212c87c}"
    
     
  5. RanCorX2

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    #1546 RanCorX2, Nov 17, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2023
    i ended up installing windhawk to get my taskbar back to never combine and a thin taskbar. i have grown tired of waiting for ms to add these features back...the list of new features on the kb page mockly says these features will be available after updating...which is total bs.

    as it seems not everyone has them after updating for some reason. my theory is ms just suck at updates these days. maybe concentrate of fixing sh*t instead of debating what stupid new name your updates and branches will be called....what a confusing mess. all this 2xHX and moment nonsense...

    can we just go back to having windows [insert version number here]
    and service packs and hotfixes.

    f all this other stuff.

    i've had the toggle for getting updates sooner on for several days, which others have said magically enables the new stuff a short while afer and have been installing all the big updates and i have seen zip feaures.

    no never combine options in taskbar settings
    no new volume mixer (still just the same mixer as rtm released with, the new keyboard shortcut that is supposed to bring up new mixer does nothing)

    i can however say that windhawk is a better alternative to explorerpatcher or startallback as it comes without the random crashing. just two processes sit in task manager using just under 2mb of memory each. obviously that amount goes up the more modules you have installed.

    i have 3 modules installed;

    Taskbar Clock Customization (does have a useless news under clock / timedate feature but you can turn that off)

    Taskbar height and icon size (thin or fat taskbar)

    Taskbar Lables for Windows 11 (just realised this is not never combine, it's only text labels)
    but whatever, it's better than nothing i guess...
    edit, just found another module called
    Disable grouping on the taskbar and that does the trick.

    i'd be using explorerpatcher or startallback right now, but i've had random crashing with those two so i've stopped bothering using them.


    for start menu i'm still using open shell menu as it gets the job done.

    maybe when 24H whatever comes round i will finally see these old features again.
     
  6. aedthuio

    aedthuio MDL Junior Member

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  7. sizen

    sizen MDL Member

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    I set "SettingsPageVisibility"="hide:windowsupdate" to hide "Windows Update",
    but the update confirmation on the settings screen is still displayed.
    Is there a way to hide this update confirmation?
     

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  8. geepnozeex

    geepnozeex MDL Junior Member

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    need to delete these partitions in the offline image
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Orchestrator\UScheduler\OutlookUpdate]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\Orchestrator\UScheduler_Oobe\OutlookUpdate]
    dev home in the same place
     
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  10. Jingzin

    Jingzin MDL Addicted

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    not sure if that would make you happy but try this
    regedit
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost
    find netsvcs on the right panel
    open it and delete UsoSvc
    reboot
    then updates in settings will get disabled you shouldn't see anything anymore
    to enable it just add UsoSvc back to netsvcs
     
  11. sizen

    sizen MDL Member

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    I tried it, but it didn't work.
    But thank you for your advice.
     
  12. raptorddd

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    any update on this is it almost ready.??
     
  13. IdentityClue

    IdentityClue MDL Novice

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    hi, any new posts index? thx
     
  14. sizen

    sizen MDL Member

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    #1558 sizen, Dec 26, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2023
    If "BrandImage" is set in the theme file, where is "brand.png" displayed?

    [Theme]
    DisplayName=My Current Theme
    BrandImage=c:\Fabrikam\brand.png
     
  15. boe323

    boe323 MDL Expert

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    #1559 boe323, Jan 7, 2024
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 11, 2024
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{580722ff-16a7-44c1-bf74-7e1acd00f4f9}]
    @="@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\themecpl.dll,-1#immutable1"
    "InfoTip"="@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\themecpl.dll,-2#immutable1"
    "System.ApplicationName"="Microsoft.Personalization"
    "System.ControlPanel.Category"=dword:00000001
    "System.Software.TasksFileUrl"="Internal"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{580722ff-16a7-44c1-bf74-7e1acd00f4f9}\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\themecpl.dll,-1"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{580722ff-16a7-44c1-bf74-7e1acd00f4f9}\Shell\Open\command]
     @="explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{580722ff-16a7-44c1-bf74-7e1acd00f4f9}]
    @="Personalization"
    
    classic personalise in control panel, context menu shortcut not available in win 11 but control panel is fine

    upload_2024-1-7_11-42-22.png
     
  16. Dark Dinosaur

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    some tweaks that I use for studying application behavior purpose
    they always tend to delete their files ..... this one will block it
    if you choose `disable`, folder files can be Written, not delete

    upload_2024-1-13_10-51-46.png


    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\DenyFolderRemove]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\GrantFolderRemove]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\AllowFolderRemove]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\DenyFolderRemove]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\GrantFolderRemove]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\AllowFolderRemove]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\AllowFolderRemove]
    @="Protect folder [Enable Remove Files]"
    "HasLUAShield"=""
    "SeparatorBefore"=""
    "Position"="Bottom"
    "Icon"="cmd.exe"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\AllowFolderRemove\Command]
    @="icacls \"%1\" /grant everyone:(OI)(CI)(DE,DC)"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\DenyFolderRemove]
    @="Protect folder [Disable Remove Files]"
    "HasLUAShield"=""
    "SeparatorAfter"=""
    "Position"="Bottom"
    "Icon"="cmd.exe"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\DenyFolderRemove\Command]
    @="icacls \"%1\" /deny everyone:(OI)(CI)(DE,DC)"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\AllowFolderRemove]
    @="Protect folder [Enable Remove Files]"
    "HasLUAShield"=""
    "SeparatorBefore"=""
    "Position"="Bottom"
    "Icon"="cmd.exe"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\AllowFolderRemove\Command]
    @="icacls \"%V\" /grant everyone:(OI)(CI)(DE,DC)"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\DenyFolderRemove]
    @="Protect folder [Disable Remove Files]"
    "HasLUAShield"=""
    "SeparatorAfter"=""
    "Position"="Bottom"
    "Icon"="cmd.exe"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\DenyFolderRemove\Command]
    @="icacls \"%V\" /deny everyone:(OI)(CI)(DE,DC)"
    
     

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