101 Windows 10 Secret Tips, Tricks and Hacks

40. Streamline the Start Menu

To stop start menu from showing the most used programs in the left-side pane:

  • Open Settings app (from Start menu) and head to Personalization. You’ll find an option named “Show most used apps”.
  • Click and turn it off to avoid being notified about the programs which you use frequently.

41. Prevent an App from showing the recently used list

You can also prevent certain apps from showing in the recently used app list without turning the feature off completely. To achieve this:

  • Right-click the app,
  • Click “Don’t show in this list” option from the menu.

This eliminates the unnecessary battery consumption and the load on the CPU.

42. Bring back the old battery display

To bring back the old traditional battery display to the taskbar, navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \ImmersiveShell key

in your registry editor. Go to the right pane and right click there. Now select NEW and then “DWORD 32 bit value” to create a DWORD entry. Name it UseWin32BatteryFlyout and set its value to 1.

That’s it; you can now see the old battery display in the taskbar.

Find the step by step guide from here – How to Restore Old Battery Flyout on windows 10.

43. Customize the Power user menu

To customize your power user menu navigate to the following path:


Here, you’ll find three folders containing entries for the Power user menu. You can reorganize them or simply remove them as per your choice. Customizing the Power user menu can even make your workflow smooth.

44. Bring in new Quick Access

This feature lets you quickly access recently used files, folders and applications. You can easily customize it from the View Tab in Explorer. Simply visit this View tab and you’ll find options to customize the Quick Access feature. Also, at the bottom of the General tab, you’ll find certain extra options to show or hide information.

So take advantage of this all new customizable Quick Access feature in Windows 10.

Head to the instructions for detail – How to Customize Quick Access in Windows 10 File Explorer.

45. Restoring the previous Volume Control UI

You can also bring back the vertical volume lever in the system tray after tweaking a few system settings. Simply go to the Registry Editor (Click Start and type “regedit”). Then navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\key

  • Now, right click in the adjacent right-pane to create a new key. Name it “MTCUVC”.
  • Also, create a new DWORD (32-bit value) named “EnableMtcUvc” and set it to 0. This will restore the Volume control UI.

46. Streamline the Navigation pane

To Expunge OneDrive link from File Explorer:

  • Get access at the Registry editor and navigate to the underneath key


  • Now search for an entry named “System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree” in the right pane.
  • Set its value  to 0.

This will remove that OneDrive link with ease.


About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

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