Posts Tagged ‘Win10’

Hiding unwanted Edge tab in IE

February 8, 2017

The latest insider builds now have a silly “Open Microsoft Edge” tab in Internet Explorer:

Edge Tab in IE

To remove it add a DWORD value named HideNewEdgeButton under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and set it to 1. It can also be set under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE if you want to apply it to all users.

Disable Windows Update P2P distribution

August 1, 2015

This setting seems to be controlled by a value called DODownloadMode:


You should probably reboot after changing this or just manually turn the feature off in the settings app…

Disable Cortana web results

July 31, 2015

I’m never going to type in basic internet search queries in Cortana so there is no point in cluttering the results with useless garbage, this is how you disable it:

The basic UI setting is controlled by this value:


If you really want to kill Cortana you can set various group policies:

Does not compute

January 27, 2015

And so it begins, the inevitable replacement of the classic Windows applets with slow Modern apps that lack features and are horrible in every way possible.

One of the most important features of Calculator, Notepad and friends is a fast start-up time and I cannot believe that someone finds it acceptable that a calculator needs a splash screen in 2015.

I really like the Windows 7 calculator and the bit-toggling panel in programmer mode is its best feature and of course it has been removed. But why stop there, no programmer is ever going to need to XOR anything so lets just remove that along with bit shifting and rotation!