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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/
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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.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2021, 03:18:16 pm by MrMobodies »
 


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