Windows 10 Tweaks

Collection of tweaks for the Windows 10 user interface.

Most of the tweaks described below need restarting Windows to take effect or at least logoff and logon again.

Most tweaks can be removed by undoing the described actions.

Windows Explorer

Remove oneDrive Folder

Open registry Editor -> Regedit.exe

Go to both of this paths:

  • 32 bit node: Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
  • 64 bit node: Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

Change value of System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree from 1 to 0 in either of them.

Needs to be done again after major Windows updates.

Remove 3D Objects Folder

Open registry Editor -> Regedit.exe

Go to both of this paths:

  • 32 bit node: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}
  • 64 bit node: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}

Change both keys by adding a dash ('-') in front of it, i.e.:

From:

{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}

to:

-{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}


Start Menu

Disable Web Search

Different approches necessary based on Windows 10 base version.

For Version 2004

Open registry Editor -> Regedit.exe

Go to this paths: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

If key "Explorer" does not exist, then add it manually.

Create DWORD-Value (32 bits) named DisableSearchBoxSuggestions and set it's value to 1.