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Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« on: September 27, 2021, 06:08:12 am »
Here's one I found just now:



Before it kept on defaulting the view from "details" back to "content" when searching in any folder not searched before and contains "folder" in the field instead of "path", path so I can easily see exactly where something is.

With the help of:
https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/search-results-content-view-fix-details-windows-10/

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Fixes search results defaults to Content view.
;Sets Details view as default search results view for Generic, Music, Videos, Documents folders.

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

;Generic Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{7fde1a1e-8b31-49a5-93b8-6be14cfa4943}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

;Pictures Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{4dcafe13-e6a7-4c28-be02-ca8c2126280d}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

;Music Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{71689ac1-cc88-45d0-8a22-2943c3e7dfb3}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

;Documents Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{36011842-dccc-40fe-aa3d-6177ea401788}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

;Videos Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{ea25fbd7-3bf7-409e-b97f-3352240903f4}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004


That solved the switching from detail to content view but still defaulted the fields.



Then I noticed that after every search and maybe "folder view" is stored in some of the numbers of that key with the preferences set so I combined it:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]
"WFlags"=dword:00000002
"ShowCmd"=dword:00000003
"HotKey"=dword:00000000
"NavBar"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,8b,00,00,00,87,00,\
  00,00,31,53,50,53,05,d5,cd,d5,9c,2e,1b,10,93,97,08,00,2b,2c,f9,ae,6b,00,00,\
  00,5a,00,00,00,00,7b,00,36,00,44,00,38,00,42,00,42,00,33,00,44,00,33,00,2d,\
  00,39,00,44,00,38,00,37,00,2d,00,34,00,41,00,39,00,31,00,2d,00,41,00,42,00,\
  35,00,36,00,2d,00,34,00,46,00,33,00,30,00,43,00,46,00,46,00,45,00,46,00,45,\
  00,39,00,46,00,7d,00,5f,00,57,00,69,00,64,00,74,00,68,00,00,00,13,00,00,00,\
  cc,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"MinPos1024x768x96(1).x"=dword:ffffffff
"MinPos1024x768x96(1).y"=dword:ffffffff
"MaxPos1024x768x96(1).x"=dword:ffffffff
"MaxPos1024x768x96(1).y"=dword:ffffffff
"WinPos1024x768x96(1).left"=dword:000000a3
"WinPos1024x768x96(1).top"=dword:00000062
"WinPos1024x768x96(1).right"=dword:000003bc
"WinPos1024x768x96(1).bottom"=dword:000002b2

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{7fde1a1e-8b31-49a5-93b8-6be14cfa4943}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004
"Rev"=dword:0000000a
"FFlags"=dword:00200001
"Vid"="{137E7700-3573-11CF-AE69-08002B2E1262}"
"IconSize"=dword:00000010
"Sort"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,90,1c,\
  69,49,17,7e,1a,10,a9,1c,08,00,2b,2e,cd,a9,03,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,\
  b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,b7,\
  ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,01,00,00,00
"ColInfo"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,fd,df,df,fd,10,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,\
  1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,a0,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,\
  10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,04,00,00,00,78,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,\
  a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0c,00,00,00,50,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,\
  f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0f,00,00,00,73,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,\
  02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,71,00,00,00,4c,58,e0,e3,88,b7,5a,4a,bb,20,7f,\
  5a,44,c9,ac,dd,07,00,00,00,11,01,00,00
"GroupView"=dword:00000000
"GroupByKey:FMTID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
"GroupByKey:PID"=dword:00000000
"GroupByDirection"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{4dcafe13-e6a7-4c28-be02-ca8c2126280d}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004
"Rev"=dword:0000000a
"FFlags"=dword:00200001
"Vid"="{137E7700-3573-11CF-AE69-08002B2E1262}"
"IconSize"=dword:00000010
"Sort"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,90,1c,\
  69,49,17,7e,1a,10,a9,1c,08,00,2b,2e,cd,a9,03,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,\
  b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,b7,\
  ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,01,00,00,00
"ColInfo"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,fd,df,df,fd,10,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,\
  1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,a0,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,\
  10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,04,00,00,00,78,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,\
  a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0c,00,00,00,50,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,\
  f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0f,00,00,00,73,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,\
  02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,71,00,00,00,4c,58,e0,e3,88,b7,5a,4a,bb,20,7f,\
  5a,44,c9,ac,dd,07,00,00,00,11,01,00,00
"GroupView"=dword:00000000
"GroupByKey:FMTID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
"GroupByKey:PID"=dword:00000000
"GroupByDirection"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{71689ac1-cc88-45d0-8a22-2943c3e7dfb3}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004
"Rev"=dword:0000000a
"FFlags"=dword:00200001
"Vid"="{137E7700-3573-11CF-AE69-08002B2E1262}"
"IconSize"=dword:00000010
"Sort"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,90,1c,\
  69,49,17,7e,1a,10,a9,1c,08,00,2b,2e,cd,a9,03,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,\
  b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,b7,\
  ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,01,00,00,00
"ColInfo"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,fd,df,df,fd,10,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,\
  1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,a0,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,\
  10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,04,00,00,00,78,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,\
  a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0c,00,00,00,50,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,\
  f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0f,00,00,00,73,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,\
  02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,71,00,00,00,4c,58,e0,e3,88,b7,5a,4a,bb,20,7f,\
  5a,44,c9,ac,dd,07,00,00,00,11,01,00,00
"GroupView"=dword:00000000
"GroupByKey:FMTID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
"GroupByKey:PID"=dword:00000000
"GroupByDirection"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{36011842-dccc-40fe-aa3d-6177ea401788}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004
"Rev"=dword:0000000a
"FFlags"=dword:00200001
"Vid"="{137E7700-3573-11CF-AE69-08002B2E1262}"
"IconSize"=dword:00000010
"Sort"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,90,1c,\
  69,49,17,7e,1a,10,a9,1c,08,00,2b,2e,cd,a9,03,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,\
  b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,b7,\
  ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,01,00,00,00
"ColInfo"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,fd,df,df,fd,10,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,\
  1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,a0,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,\
  10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,04,00,00,00,78,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,\
  a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0c,00,00,00,50,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,\
  f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0f,00,00,00,73,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,\
  02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,71,00,00,00,4c,58,e0,e3,88,b7,5a,4a,bb,20,7f,\
  5a,44,c9,ac,dd,07,00,00,00,11,01,00,00
"GroupView"=dword:00000000
"GroupByKey:FMTID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
"GroupByKey:PID"=dword:00000000
"GroupByDirection"=dword:00000001


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{ea25fbd7-3bf7-409e-b97f-3352240903f4}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004
"Rev"=dword:0000000a
"FFlags"=dword:00200001
"Vid"="{137E7700-3573-11CF-AE69-08002B2E1262}"
"IconSize"=dword:00000010
"Sort"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,90,1c,\
  69,49,17,7e,1a,10,a9,1c,08,00,2b,2e,cd,a9,03,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,\
  b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,30,f1,25,b7,\
  ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,01,00,00,00
"ColInfo"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,fd,df,df,fd,10,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,\
  1a,10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0a,00,00,00,a0,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,\
  10,a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,04,00,00,00,78,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,\
  a5,f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0c,00,00,00,50,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,\
  f1,02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0f,00,00,00,73,00,00,00,30,f1,25,b7,ef,47,1a,10,a5,f1,\
  02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0e,00,00,00,71,00,00,00,4c,58,e0,e3,88,b7,5a,4a,bb,20,7f,\
  5a,44,c9,ac,dd,07,00,00,00,11,01,00,00
"GroupView"=dword:00000000
"GroupByKey:FMTID"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
"GroupByKey:PID"=dword:00000000
"GroupByDirection"=dword:00000001


So I set it twice, one for the top level directory and the other for the user account folder (accessed from like desktop) after clearing the bags and seems to store the preference now.

I only did that a couple of times in Windows Vista and 7, saved it and remembered the preference from the top level directory to all the other folders.

It is the Enterprise 2019 LTSC edition I am using and I know they make changes through the updates on the regular Home and Pro editions so I don't know if it will still work for those.

I can't find a date on that page or the comments but on archive.org that page has been around since 2017:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170501000000*/https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/search-results-content-view-fix-details-windows-10/
« Last Edit: September 27, 2021, 06:48:04 am by MrMobodies »
 

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Re: Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2021, 02:38:51 am »
Not sure it will stay that way

Windows explorer  files / folders views  had  and has many problems  ....   never stay the way i want,  switched to explorers substitutes like tablacus explorer, x2plorer, xyplorer  etc ....

and now with Win 11  its @%$@ than ever    :--
 
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Re: Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 02:58:31 am »
It's amazing they can't seem to get something as fundamental as file explorer or search to work half as well as the one in Win2k or earlier. Search is especially worthless, even in Windows 7 it doesn't work as well as it did in earlier versions and 10 made it so much worse. I never, ever want to search the internet when I'm looking for files on my local machine.
 
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Re: Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 12:10:00 am »
A tweak to consider is to enable metered connection. Every couple of weeks you do need to check for updates but that's a minor issue compared to an unrequested reboot. I'm not spending $200.00 for the privilege of asking that my system is not rebooted as MS command.
 

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Re: Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2021, 03:31:46 am »
coromonadalix, it does remember now and on setting up a new profile but when searching from the home profile (not the top level directory that's fine) I find it needs to be set once and that is it. I'll have to find out what other key is responsible for that preference.

Explorer++ is an alternative (someone on this forum mention before) that pretty much does everything I want and my requirements are small and specific.

Another thing I turned off that use to insult me:
https://www.howtogeek.com/492003/how-to-disable-the-first-sign-in-animation-on-windows-10/
First sign in animation:
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
New 32bit DWORD value:
EnableFirstLogonAnimation set to 0

I remember something like this on the first sign in: "We're polishing YOUR PC!" :bullshit:
I tried to look away for while when creating new profiles but I still saw it and it made me upset like I am suppose to be stupid and confused, don't know what I am doing and then to feel comforted by that. Perfectly fine without all that nonsense.

Every couple of weeks you do need to check for updates but that's a minor issue compared to an unrequested reboot. I'm not spending $200.00 for the privilege of asking that my system is not rebooted as MS command.

I don't have that problem anymore.

I can start/stop and it won't default and write the keys to lock me out of the Task Scheduler Updater folder and the services.

See attachments.

AntiProtonBoy below:

Very handy... I think I used once for turning off that 3D icon thing in "This PC" or what I renamed to "Computer" and in the navigation pane. Actually I remember I did use it to set some stuff other preferences on this template copy.
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Re: Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2021, 03:32:12 am »
While we're on topic of tweaking, I recommend this utility:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-4-windows-10
 
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Re: Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2021, 01:52:37 am »
Windows explorer  files / folders views  had  and has many problems  ....   never stay the way i want,  switched to explorers substitutes like tablacus explorer, x2plorer, xyplorer  etc ....

and now with Win 11  its @%$@ than ever    :--

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Windows 10 Display Enhancement Service overriding brightness controls
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2021, 03:08:57 pm »
I have been having an issue recently that was intermittent where the brightness would suddenly default to 50% which is very high on this screen.
I discovered one thing that would trigger it was the Toshiba battery power saving feature which I removed.

If I went into Group Policy settings and changed anything the brightness would default back to 50%.

I thought it might be this which I found on Techcult:
https://techcult.com/fix-brightness-issues-after-windows-10-creators-update/


Not in this build yet but squared in red I find that very stupid overriding the brightness settings that the user sets. What if they don't want their brightness to automatically change to "optimal" which may blind them every time that task starts? To me very mindlessly put there. With auto brightness I would want controls to adjust the brightness and thresholds according to ambient light outside than no setting one level maybe set that may not do what I want.

THIS is the culprit and permissions set to deny the users and administrators by default so had to change that to put my own values in.

Display Enhancement Service. :bullshit:


A solution:
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Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DisplayEnhancementService
Dword value name: IsAutobrightnesson:
Hex Value data: 0 (set 0 to turn off, in fact it doesn't seem to do anything)

Dword value name: UseBrightnessSettingPercent:
Hex Value data: 19 (to get 25%) (this works)

I have only just discovered it and what I am going to do later is try and disabled this stupid service that serves absolutely no purpose or value to me and see what hapoens.

User is locked out of the "real" brightness controls that is set by someone else.
Now it defaults to the level I set which is 25%
Should have to do all that and this shouldn't even be a "tweak".

There is no brightness controls on the power and battery settings and the brightness controls have just one lousy setting which is then overridden by setting in that key value.
No consideration for user preference.



No "Display Enhancement Service" settings
[img]https://i.imgur.com/4fcwskY.jpg[/img

Quote
"Windows HD Color"

Get a brighter, more vibrant picture in HDR and WCG Videos, games, and "apps" :bullshit:
Like that is more important than keeping the brightness settings that I set.

I can't seem to find much about this service:

http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/displayenhancementservice/
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Display Enhancement Service - Windows 10 Service
A service for managing display enhancement such as brightness control

...against my wishes.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.graphics.display.displayenhancementoverride?view=winrt-22000

So it is set so that "apps" can change it when they like but I can't.

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DisplayEnhancementOverride Class

Properties
BrightnessOverrideSettings   
Gets and sets the brightness override settings.

CanOverride   
Gets a value that describes whether the current display settings can be overridden.

ColorOverrideSettings   
Gets and sets the color override settings.

IsOverrideActive   
Gets a value that describes whether the display enhancement overrides are active.


Looks to me like disgusting behaviour coming from Microsoft in the form of dictating what brightness I set.
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Windows 10 tweaks Disable web search from explorer address bar
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2022, 02:20:55 am »
When I make a mistake in the address bar I don't want it to open a browser and connect up or do a web search on what I just typed.

I find that behaviour very annoying and infuriating and I have been looking to find a solution for this for a very long time.

I have just now traced it out with Process Monitor under Windows XP as I see fewer items to exclude.


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When trying to apply this to Windows 10 at first it didn't seem to stop this behaviour so I spent over an hour filtering out events with process monitor. Upon restarting explorer then it worked and on retesting it and now works fine and does not automatically open up web browsers for every mistake I make.


Edit: It kills the links to open websites in "Help and support" and the "PC Settings" control panel.

I removed solution from title. It works but I would not class this as a good solution.
It solves one thing but can causes other problems.
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Re: Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2022, 09:49:55 pm »
Wow I really dislike this completely flat UI. It want to be modern yet looks like something from the 80s only with higher resolution. :horse:
 

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Re: Windows 10 tweaks/adjustments
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2022, 10:24:09 pm »
I like it like that. I can see what I am doing and get to things easily and quickly rather than been bombarded with so many things I don't need stuck there in the way with large bloated sizes of things that seem to take up a lot of room on the screen.

That is the Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019.

I spent two years of aggravation trying to get it like that and recently found an easy way of mass renaming paths in registry when copying from "templateuser" profile to "default" profile to save me a lot of work when making new accounts.

I have a few friends early this who who where skeptical at first, not easy to encourage them but after showing them they seem happy with it and nice and simple for them to use.

Someone recently gave me in a Lenovo Ideapad 320 to look at.

First used in 2018, last used less than a year in 2019 with only about a months worth of use looking at the power on hours and averaging it a day or so.
The reason was that it was very very slow.

It had Windows 10 home, mechanical hard disk that did about 80mb a second. I copied it over to a Sandisk X300 SSD. The startup was quicker but it was still slow on the desktop with all the that search going and the "apps" in the background and when connected it lots of activity for a while on  that I observed.

Anyway I cloned my template copy and brought the keys and friend was happy saying it was a lot better and usable now.

I said there are compromises. No app store. You can install apps but it might not work for that build, support is slower if any, I really altered it for my use really for no feature but the security updates. I disabled and stripped a lot of things out of it including some telemetry stuff. I set the permissions so Update Orchestrator can't rewrite the folder tasks and registry part in task scheduler and default permissions to deny other accounts access to alter it where it would switch on the windows updater and restart automatically. It is blank now and when shutting down, "Shutdown and install updates" as I expect. I think I removed two other services one of them, waasmedic that also switch the windows updater on when I wanted it off attimes.

It is not perfect but I am finding ways of "improving it" to my satisfactions and standards.

I attached some of my registry tweaks on the appearance.

Just leave it alone I am perfectly happy. I don't mind features being added on but not stuck in the way where interferes one of them being "quick access" I open so many things randomly and it's in the way. On the other hand they added an option to hide the libraries or "virtual" folder which is nice. Might need that something in future but never found use for it.

On the other hand I removed Windows Media Player as it seemed to be causing havoc. Despite removing "wm_setup" it caused the system to keep defaulting or keep on asking file associations would  on recreate some of the libraries folder and one time when I discovered this some imaging stuff redirected there I was infuriated before discovering how they were being recreated.

I wanted to get rid of the help icon as it opens a Microsoft website if clicked accidentally. I found I couldn't remove the ircon but could prevent it opening up the browser after I traced it.


Just because it looks 80's doesn't mean to me I am wasting my time, I want it like that. I don't care how old it looks as long I can get to function in the way I want. Also in response to that t is using the modern styling such as the ribbon stuff but just smaller metric sizes to keep the windows and icons smaller to maximize as much space as possible like the ones I attached.

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The practice of choosing the best person for a particular job.

It suits me VERY WELL and very proud of it now without getting upset and angry and loosing my temper just trying to the the most simple, basic easy things I could do easily before until I made the alterations.

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