Windows 10: Cleaning windows

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  1.    20 Jan 2018 #1

    Cleaning & tweaking windows


    I'm looking for help with a couple of problems.


    • Permanently get rid of the language input indicator. (Solved, see this guide)
    • Permanently get rid of the safely remove hardware icon.(Solved by installing this program, then using CCleaner to get rid of it from programs and features)
    • Get rid of the thumbnail previews when alt tabbing between programs. (Solved by installing winaero tweaker)
    • Get rid of the thumbnail previews on the taskbar. (Solved by installing 7+ taskbar tweaker)
    • Prevent windows from randomly changing how i view my folders.
    • Get rid of the apps that comes with windows (solved, see this guide)
    • Get rid of the various windows notifications that pops up in the bottom right corner.
    • Disable the text messages that pops up if you point your mouse on something.
    • Disable the annoying sound that plays if you click on a window. (Solved, see post #34 in this thread)
    • Disable windows error reporting. (Solved by installing winaero tweaker)
    • Sometimes windows hangs if im trying to shut down my computer and asks me if i want to wait for my programs to close. I want windows to shut down my computer without asking me anything.
    • Disable the pop-up message that asks if a program was installed correctly.
    • Prevent windows from creating new folders in the start menu. I only want my own programs in my start menu.
    • Disable the log-in screen on windows start up and go straight to the desktop.
    • Disable the dialogue that tells you that a program has stopped working. (Solved with this registry tweak)
    • I want to disable all types of sharing in windows, e.g networks and folders.
    • Get rid of the folders in "this pc" that I dont use. (Solved, see this guide)


    Any help is greatly appriciated.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 3 Days Ago at 06:28.
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  2. Posts : 6,979
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       20 Jan 2018 #2

    You can uninstall apps for a user or all users.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

    See which option in tutorial fits your needs.

    They will very likely come back with the next feature update. If you are not on V1709 I would upgrade then perform customizations.
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  3.    20 Jan 2018 #3

    The toturial works, but it doesnt seem to get rid of store apps, I want all of them removed.

    What do you mean they will come back again?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       20 Jan 2018 #4

    You should see each app listed in the detailed section although there was one the other day that someone pointed out was missing.

    Since a feature update is a re-install of the OS they very well will be re-installed as part of OS.
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  5.    20 Jan 2018 #5

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Since a feature update is a re-install of the OS they very well will be re-installed as part of OS.
    Do you mean they will be installed again the next time i install windows? If so, that shouldnt be a problem, because im using aomei backup to recover my computer with, so i can just make a new image after the apps has been deleted.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 20 Jan 2018 at 19:56.
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  6. Posts : 6,979
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       21 Jan 2018 #6

    I was referring to the Feature updates, Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators. Those are all basically OS installs. We call them updates and in some use of the language they are but they are way more than a patch type update.
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  7.    21 Jan 2018 #7

    I see. Will keep that in mind. Still looking for a solution to the rest of the problems.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       21 Jan 2018 #8

    • Permanently get rid of the input indicator
    • Permanently get rid of the safely remove hardware icon
    • Get rid of the thumbnail previews when alt tabbing
    • Get rid of the thumbnail previews on the taskbar
    • Prevent windows from randomly changing how i view my folders
    • Get rid of the apps that comes with windows
    • Get rid of the windows messages that pops up in the bottom right corner
    • Disable the text box that pops up if you point your mouse on something


    When does the last one happen. I assume this is when you in a browser and your mouse goes over green text?

    The second to last one. I think you are referring to notifications.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10

    This thread should assist you in getting rid of Aero Peek, hopefully it does taskbar and tab but I didn't read through.

    How to completely turn off Aero Peek

    Not what you mean, Input Indicator. If it on your screen and it has multiple inputs that is the way the hardware works. You would have to search your monitor model to see if this is possible.

    While I realize it is more work I would start individual threads on each. Again I think most of these will be reset with next feature update so you might want to keep a listing of solutions handy.


    Ken
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  •    21 Jan 2018 #9

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    When does the last one happen. I assume this is when you in a browser and your mouse goes over green text?
    No, it happens all over windows if you point your mouse on something for a few seconds.

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    The second to last one. I think you are referring to notifications.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10
    I have disabled the notifications from your link, will see if it works.

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    This thread should assist you in getting rid of Aero Peek, hopefully it does taskbar and tab but I didn't read through.

    How to completely turn off Aero Peek
    I am using 7+ tweaker, but If you have more than one window open with a program, it will still show the thumnail previews.

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Not what you mean, Input Indicator. If it on your screen and it has multiple inputs that is the way the hardware works. You would have to search your monitor model to see if this is possible.
    I'm talking about the input indicator in the right bottom of windows. I have disabled it in the options where you disable system icons, but it still shows up.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Jan 2018 #10

    Cerawy said: View Post
    I'm talking about the input indicator in the right bottom of windows. I have disabled it in the options where you disable system icons, but it still shows up.
    Do you mean the 'input method indicator' saying ENG US or similar? You will have this if you have more than one keyboard language installed.
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