Windows 11 is equipped with a new set of attractive interfaces. However, if you are not satisfied with what Windows 11 has to offer, you can adjust it to your liking by editing the Registry.
In this article, WordPressfreestyles.com will send you 5 tips to customize the Windows 11 interface with Registry Editor.
Note: If you can’t find the values in the Advanced folder, you can create them yourself. The way to do this is to right-click an empty space on the right side of the Advanced window and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then, you enter the names of the values in the Value name box and select the value to adjust. Some adjustments require you to restart your computer to see the change.
Return to Start menu on Windows 10
Although the Start menu on Windows 10 has just been refreshed, Windows 11 brings a newer version of the Start menu. If you are not familiar with the changes on the Start menu of Windows 11 you can return to the Start menu of Windows 10 with a very simple trick. Proceed as follows:
Method 1: Download the pre-edited Registry file
You access the link to download the pre-edited Registry file to download the pre-fixed .reg file to activate the Windows 10 Start menu on Windows 11.
After downloading, you double-click the file to run.
In the new confirmation window that appears, choose Yes > Yes.
Once done, you just need to restart your computer to apply the changes to your Windows 11 computer.
Method 2: Manually edit the Registry file
You press the Windows + R key combination to open Run then type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor. Or press the Start button then type regedit and click Registry Editor in the search results.
In the confirmation window, click Yes to access and modify the Registry Editor.
Next, you search for: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
You search for the key “Start_ShowClassicMode” and double click to open it.
In the “Value data” box, enter 1 and then click OK.
Now, close the Registry Editor and then restart your computer to apply the changes.
If you want to return to the Start menu of Windows 11 you just need to change the value to 0.
Resize Taskbar on Windows 11
Windows 11 allows you to change the height and size of the icons on the Taskbar via a value named “TaskbarSi” in the Registry. There are three sizes that you can choose from: Small (TaskbarSi = 0), Medium (TaskbarSi = 1) and Large (TaskbarSi = 2).
To edit the value “TaskbarSi” you access: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
Then search for the value “TaskbarSi” then double click on it to edit. You can enter a 32-bit DWORD value of 0, 1 or 2 depending on your needs.
Hide/show Widgets icon on Taskbar
On Windows 11, the News and Interests feature of Windows 10 will be renamed Widgets and it will display with an icon that appears by default on the Taskbar. You can fully adjust allowing the Widgets icon to show/hide to your liking.
To do this, you must find the value named “TaskbarDa” in the Registry of Windows 11.
First you access: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
Then find the value “TaskbarDa” then double click it to edit. The default 32-bit DWORD value of TaskbarDa is 1 corresponding to the current state, you can set it to 0 to hide.
Windows 11 installs by default the Start button with application icons centered on the Taskbar. The Start menu will also appear in the center of the screen. But don’t worry, Windows 11 still allows you to align everything to the familiar left corner through the value named “TaskbarAl”.
You need access to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
Then find the value “TaskbarAl” then double tap it to edit. The 32-bit DWORD value of TaskbarAl is 0 for left Taskbar alignment and 1 for center alignment.
Enable or disable Snap Assist screen arrangement feature on Windows 11
On Windows 11, Microsoft redesigned the Snap Assist screen arrangement feature so that you can easily place application windows in their preferred positions. You can click the maximize window button (or right-click) to view and select window arrangements.
If you don’t like it, you can disable this feature by using the value named “EnableSnapAssistFlyout” in the Registry.
You access: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
Then find the value “EnableSnapAssistFlyout” then double click it to edit. The 32-bit DWORD value of EnableSnapAssistFlyout is 1 for enable and 0 for disable. volume_upcontent_copysharestar_border.