Can't Add Field To Registry


  1. Posts : 30
    Win10 Pro 22H2
       #1

    Can't Add Field To Registry


    I was lent a Win 10 laptop to try. I went to change the ALT-TAB to use "classic icons" using the instructions I have to do that in Win7 (first attachment). But when I try to add a field in Win 10 registry, it doesn't let me select what the field is (second attachment). What do I have to do differently in Win 10 to accomplish this?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Can't Add Field To Registry-alt-tab-instructions.jpg   Can't Add Field To Registry-regedit-prob1.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 42,961
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Welcome to tenforums.

    For tweaks that that a great place to try is Winaero's free tweaker- with full explanation.
    Here's what it offers for Alt Tab:
    Can't Add Field To Registry-1.jpg

    Many of the tweaks are found in tenforums tutorials too - in the huge searchable Tutorial section - do have a look.

    Here's what I found for you:
    Set ALT+TAB to Use Classic Icons or Thumbnails in Windows
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  3. Posts : 16,932
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #3

    It looks to me like you do not have the necessary permission to add anything to that Registry Key, not that you had one selected at the time of the screenshot. Registry Keys have permissions just like folders & files do.
    Change Permissions - TenForumsTutorials
    Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key - TenForumsTutorials


    For what you want to do, you can use the procedure in this tutorial
    Set Alt+Tab to Use Classic Icons or Thumbnails - TenForumsTutorials
    [same link as dalchina's]


    Denis



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    Last edited by Try3; 15 May 2023 at 08:14.
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  4. Posts : 582
    Windows 10 Home
       #4

    Start regedit, expand the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" key, left-click "Explorer" in the left window to highlight it, then right-click a blank spot in the right window and create the appropriate data.

    Ben
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  5. Posts : 16,932
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #5

    Try3 said:
    the procedure in this tutorial
    Set Alt+Tab to Use Classic Icons or Thumbnails - TenForumsTutorials
    [same link as dalchina's]

    I'm glad it's fixed now.
    I assume the tutorial dalchina & I gave you a link to was what worked.


    All the best,
    Thanks for the rep,
    Denis
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