Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Showing App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: Customization
    26 Sep 2015 Last Updated: 28 Aug 2017 at 13:04

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 24,360

    Show Printable Version 


    How to Turn On or Off Showing App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10

    information   Information
    In Windows 10, you will occasionally see app suggestions on Start such as Candy Crush Soda Saga, Twitter, Minecraft, Flipboard etc... in All Apps on the left side of Start. If you click/tap on the suggested app, it will open to the app in Store where you can view additional information or download and install it.

    These suggested apps in your Start menu and pinned to your Start screen are basically just advertising.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off app suggestions (advertising) in All Apps on Start for your account in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    To remove suggested apps such as Candy Crush Soda Saga, Twitter, Minecraft, Flipboard etc. that are already on Start, you will need to manually unpin from Start the apps or uninstall (if installed) the apps.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn Off App Suggestions on Start in Start Menu
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Settings
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start using a REG file (Before Fall Creators Update)
    • Option Four: To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start using a REG file (Starting with Fall Creators Update)


    EXAMPLE: Suggested app on Start
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Suggested_apps_on_Start.jpg 
Views:	196 
Size:	133.5 KB 
ID:	95349





    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10
    To Turn Off App Suggestions on Start in Start Menu

    1. Open the Start menu.

    2. Right click on a Suggested app, click/tap on Turn off all suggestions, and go to step 3 in OPTION TWO below. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  turn_off_app_suggestions.jpg
Views: 7439
Size:  19.5 KB






    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Click/tap on Start on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    3. Turn on (default) or off Occasionally show suggestions in Start for what you want.

    4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Start_suggestions_Settings.jpg 
Views:	177 
Size:	83.7 KB 
ID:	102064






    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start using a REG file (Before Fall Creators Update)

    Note   Note
    This option will only work before the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

    A newer Windows 10 will need to use Option Four instead.



    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager

    SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On

    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On App Suggestions on Start

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    OLD_Turn_On_Show_suggestions_on_Start.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off App Suggestions on Start

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    OLD_Turn_Off_Show_suggestions_on_Start.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start using a REG file (Starting with Fall Creators Update)

    Note   Note
    This option will only work starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and newer.

    An older Windows 10 will need to use Option Three instead.



    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager

    SubscribedContent-338388Enabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On

    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On App Suggestions on Start

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Show_suggestions_on_Start.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off App Suggestions on Start

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Show_suggestions_on_Start.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    25 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,360
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Tutorial has been updated to add OPTION THREE to turn on or off Start suggestions using a REG file.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    25 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Houston, Tx
    Posts : 123
    Win 10

    Another good tip and I thank you (& ZZ top)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    19 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    Win 7, Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Tutorial has been updated to add OPTION THREE to turn on or off Start suggestions using a REG file.
    Should probably reply to the right person....


    Brink is there a way to do this for all users?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    19 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,360
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Hello Silvarna, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I haven't seen an easy way to apply this to all users yet.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    28 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,737
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    "SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled" has changed to "SubscribedContent-338388Enabled"

    Code:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager" /v "SubscribedContent-338388Enabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    28 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,360
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Thank you. First post updated now.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    28 Aug 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,737
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Not sure, but I think that this applies to Fall Update only, maybe include it in the note or keep both options.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    28 Aug 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,360
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    You gotta love them making it more complicated.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Tutorial Category
Customization Turn On or Off Live Tiles for Apps on Start in Windows 10
How to Turn Live Tiles On or Off for Apps on Start in Windows 10 A tile is a modern app’s representation on the Start screen in Windows 10, and can be either static or live. Windows 10 includes a new 3D animation for live tiles, and allows...
Tutorials
Customization Turn On or Off Full Screen Start Menu in Windows 10
How to Turn On or Off to Use Full Screen Start in Windows 10 In Windows 10, users can change the size of Start for their account to be a Start menu or full screen Start. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to use full screen...
Tutorials
Customization Turn On or Off Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10
How to Turn On or Off 'Show more tiles' on Start in Windows 10 A Tile is an image that represents a pinned app on Start. Live tiles on Start display information that are useful at a glance without opening an app. The default for tile groups...
Tutorials
Windows Phone Turn On or Off Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10 Mobile Phone
How to Turn On or Off 'Show more tiles' on Start in Windows 10 Mobile for Phones A Tile is an image that represents your app on the Start screen. When Show more tiles is on, Tiles can still be resized and moved as before—except you can now fit...
Tutorials
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:15.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums