Windows 11 Registry Hacks

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Windows 11 Registry Hacks

Switch back to the Windows 10 ‘Classic’ Start Menu

To modify this registry value, you would create a DWORD 32-bit value named ‘Start_ShowClassicMode’ under the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ "Start_ShowClassicMode"

Possible DWORD 32-bit settings for the Start_ShowClassicMode value are:

Microsoft recently updated the latest preview build as of 14th July 2021 and removed the registry hack to alter the start menu. It won’t be long before a new change will take place.

0 = Use the new Windows 11 Start Menu
1 = Enable Windows 10 ‘Classic’ Start Menu

 

 

Windows 11 taskbar size

Windows 11 allows you to change the height and size of the icons on the taskbar via a Registry value named “TaskbarSi.”

To modify this registry value, you would create a DWORD 32-bit value named ‘TaskbarSi’ under the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ "TaskbarSi"

Possible DWORD 32-bit settings for the TaskbarSi value are:

0 = Small
1 = Medium
2 = Large

 

Widgets icon visibility on the taskbar

To control whether the Widgets button is visible on the taskbar, Microsoft introduced a new ‘TaskbarDa’ Registry value.

To modify this registry value, you would create a DWORD 32-bit value named ‘TaskbarDa’ under the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ "TaskbarDa"

Possible DWORD 32-bit settings for the TaskbarDa value are:

0 = Hidden
1 = Visible

 

Windows 11 taskbar alignment

Windows 11 now allows you to center or left align the Start button and pinned taskbar programs on the taskbar.

To control the alignment of the Windows 11 taskbar, Microsoft introduced a new ‘TaskbarAl ‘ Registry value.

To modify this registry value, you would create a DWORD 32-bit value named ‘TaskbarAl’ under the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ "TaskbarAl"

Possible DWORD 32-bit settings for the TaskbarAl value are:

0 = Left
1 = Center

 

Enable or disable the new Windows 11 Snap Assist flyout

In Windows 11, you can now access four predefined Windows snap layouts by hovering your mouse cursor over the maximize button in an open window, as shown below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ "EnableSnapAssistFlyout"

Possible DWORD 32-bit settings for the EnableSnapAssistFlyout value are:

0 = Disable
1 = Enable

You need to restart Windows 11 or the Windows Explorer process for changes to this setting to take effect.