Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.

  1. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.


    Hello @Brink ,

    I am tightening up my OS and came across a REG entry that I can NOT seem to track down ANY information on . . .

    Code:
    
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\activity
    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.-motion1.png

    Apparently it relates to Motion.

    Code:
    
    Motion:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\activity
    
    Enable:
    Name: Value
    Type: REG_SZ
    Data: Allow
    
    Disable:
    Name: Value
    Type: REG_SZ
    Data: Deny

    Anyway, I went ahead and created a REG file for it . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\activity]
    "Value"="Allow"
    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\activity]
    "Value"="Deny"

    There are also these two as well within the SAME directory . . .

    Code:
    
    gazeinput
    sensors.custom

    Have you got ANY ideas please?

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello Paul,

    Interesting. I would assume it's one of the privacy settings, but I haven't seen anything for "activity" either.
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  3. das10's Avatar
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    I don't know how it would be applied to say a desktop PC (there is no such setting in Settings/Privacy), but have a look here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...c-eb76fda3e393

    "Windows 10 motion activity detection can help you keep track of your fitness goals. To do this, Windows and third-party apps and services have to know your device motion data to provide you with health or fitness data, like how many steps you’ve taken or how long you were active. "
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  4. Paul Black's Avatar
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    das10 said:
    I don't know how it would be applied to say a desktop PC (there is no such setting in Settings/Privacy), but have a look here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...c-eb76fda3e393

    "Windows 10 motion activity detection can help you keep track of your fitness goals. To do this, Windows and third-party apps and services have to know your device motion data to provide you with health or fitness data, like how many steps you’ve taken or how long you were active. "

    Interesting. Thanks very much for that info @das10, it is appreciated.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Listed here as a 'privacy' setting
    Registry Keys for Windows 10 Application Privacy Settings - Jose Espitia

    That set of keys - but 'activity' is not listed here:
    Windows10_defaults/AdditionalSettings.cmd at master . Carm01/Windows10_defaults . GitHub

    This is the only 'activity' policy- whether it's related to that key you could determine by experiment:
    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.-1.png
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  6. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Thanks for that info dalchina, I will have a look at that shortly.
    I am in the process of investigating the three items in my initial post and I will report back.
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  7. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @Brink,

    I have spent a while investigation the three REG items in my first post, and here are my findings.



    Activity [ Motion ]:

    Thanks to @das10 . . .

    das10 said:
    I don't know how it would be applied to say a desktop PC (there is no such setting in Settings/Privacy), but have a look here:

    > Windows 10 motion Data and Privacy

    "Windows 10 motion activity detection can help you keep track of your fitness goals. To do this, Windows and third-party apps and services have to know your device motion data to provide you with health or fitness data, like how many steps you’ve taken or how long you were active. "

    REG files to Deny and Allow . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Title     : Deny App Access to Device Motion Data [ activity ]
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\activity]
    "Value"="Deny"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\activity]
    "Value"="Deny"
    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Title     : Allow App Access to Device Motion Data [ activity ]
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\activity]
    "Value"="Allow"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\activity]
    "Value"="Allow"



    gazeinput: > Get started with eye control in Windows 10

    REG files to Deny and Allow . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Title     : Deny App Access to Gaze Input Data [ Eye Tracking Device ]
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\gazeInput]
    "Value"="Deny"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\gazeInput]
    "Value"="Deny"
    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Title     : Allow App Access to Gaze Input Data [ Eye Tracking Device ]
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\gazeInput]
    "Value"="Allow"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\gazeInput]
    "Value"="Allow"



    sensors.custom:

    This appears to be to do with Tablet Location Services and Sensors.

    I looked in the two REG keys . . .

    Code:
    
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LocationAndSensors
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LocationAndSensors

    . . . on my system and they do NOT exist.

    Here is the Group Policy Administrative Templates . . .

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Location and Sensors . . .

    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.-gp_comp.png

    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Location and Sensors . . .

    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.-gp_user.png

    . . . which is odd because it shows as Allow in the Registry Editor for HKCU and HKLM . . .

    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.-hkcu.png

    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.-hklm.png

    REG files to Deny and Allow . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Title     : Deny App Access to Tablet Location Services and Sensors [ sensors.custom ]
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\sensors.custom]
    "Value"="Deny"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\sensors.custom]
    "Value"="Deny"
    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Title     : Allow App Access to Tablet Location Services and Sensors [ sensors.custom ]
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\sensors.custom]
    "Value"="Allow"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\sensors.custom]
    "Value"="Allow"

    I hope this helps.
    Last edited by Paul Black; 12 May 2021 at 07:59.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, I thought I'd posted this but it seems to have disappeared. Just a bit more:
    Disable App Access to Device Motion Data – Windows Tweaks
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  9. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #9

    dalchina said:
    Hi, I thought I'd posted this but it seems to have disappeared. Just a bit more:
    Disable App Access to Device Motion Data – Windows Tweaks
    What a great site, thanks.
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  10. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #10

    UPDATE:

    I ran the Deny App Access to Device Motion Data REG File I posted above.

    While I was using Google Chrome, I noticed an Extra Entry on one of the sites I visited [ cnet.com ] . . .

    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.-motionsensors.png

    Now, this does NOT appear on ALL sites visited.

    This is what I get when I click it . . .

    Registry Key for Activity related to Motion.-motionsensors1.png

    I just thought that I would share one of the impacts of running the above REG File. It appears to give Extra Security to websites in some way, probably to do with the content within the webpage!
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