Some W10 20H2 changes by MS and their drawbacks

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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       #11

    ineuw said:
    I am referring to the Property page of a file. I can no longer change the app association as it was possible previously...

    That has always been the case for .BAT file properties, or at least it is in any version I have to hand and can run up in a VM to test. Here it is (not available) in 1803.

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  2. hdmi's Avatar
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       #12

    In Regedit you can navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\edit\command and edit the Default value by replacing %SystemRoot%\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1 with something like C:\Program Files\TextPad 8\textpad.exe %1 but I haven't tested if Windows 10 automatically changes it back, in which case it means that the value is protected─by Windows 10─with a hash code as has been explained in the article I linked. The SetUserFTA program will let you bypass this type of protection if it turns out that Windows 10 automatically reverts the registry change. I am guessing the protection only applies to the default 'open' command, though, so if I am correct about that, then the default 'edit' command can be changed in the registry how I explained above.
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  3. ineuw's Avatar
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       #13

    hdmi said:
    In Regedit you can navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\edit\command and edit the Default value by replacing %SystemRoot%\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1 with something like C:\Program Files\TextPad 8\textpad.exe %1 but I haven't tested if Windows 10 automatically changes it back, in which case it means that the value is protected─by Windows 10─with a hash code as has been explained in the article I linked. The SetUserFTA program will let you bypass this type of protection if it turns out that Windows 10 automatically reverts the registry change. I am guessing the protection only applies to the default 'open' command, though, so if I am correct about that, then the default 'edit' command can be changed in the registry how I explained above.
    Thanks for the explanation. This is what was done. . . . . finally, by TextPad. They added the option of replacing Notepad with TextPad.
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  4. hdmi's Avatar
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       #14

    As for how to change the color of the tiles, check out the post by user LasseLauwerys at the bottom of the page:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...6-d3720bd51103

    - - - Updated - - -

    Instead of taking ownership of the registry key like described in the post, you could do this:

    1. Visit AdvancedRun - Run a Windows program with different settings
    2. Download AdvancedRun
    3. Start AdvancedRun
    4. In the field 'Program to Run' enter C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe
    5. In the field 'Run As...' choose TrustedInstaller
    6. Click the button Run
    7. Regedit will open
    8. Edit the registry value like normal─taking ownership is not required
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  5. ineuw's Avatar
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       #15

    hdmi said:
    As for how to change the color of the tiles, check out the post by user LasseLauwerys at the bottom of the page:

    Instead of taking ownership of the registry key like described in the post, you could do this:
    Much Thanks. NirSoft is part of my preferred tools collection, but not familiar with many of the tools because I very rarely have need for them.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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       #16

    I am referring to the Property page of a file. I can no longer change the app association as it was possible previously
    I suspect the way that works is that executable files such as bat, exe, cmd don't offer that as changing it would make little sense.
    Interestingly .msi, cpl,vbs do offer that button, which equally would not seem to make a great deal of sense.
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  7. ineuw's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro version 20H2 rel 19042.928
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       #17

    spunk said:
    You also have to use a 3rd party app to change the color of tiles How to change the color of each tile in Windows 10 start screen | TechinABC
    @spunk, many thanks.

    I used the Windows Tile Color Changer as recommended, and rebooted so that the registry can apply the changes, but nothing happened.

    Then, I turned the computer off for several hours, and when I turned it back on, the color settings of two tiles I tested changed to my color selections and the background of all tiles reflected the color selected for the taskbar as it was in previous versions. This happened while the compatibility settings were disabled. I am happy with any color change from dark charcoal gray. Thanks again.
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  8. hdmi's Avatar
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       #18

    Yes, it can take a while before the registry change passes through to it.
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  9. ineuw's Avatar
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       #19

    hdmi said:
    Yes, it can take a while before the registry change passes through to it.
    A belated thanks to everyone . The Color Changer worked after reboot, and set my selected color for a single tile, and then it colored every tile with the taskbar color, (as in previous versions) which in itself is nice. So, now I can have my cake and eat it as well.
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