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    Turn On or Off App Suggestions in Start in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off App Suggestions in Start in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Showing App Suggestions in Start in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    01 Dec 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


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


    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 the Start menu for your account in Windows 10.

    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 in Start in Start Menu
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off App Suggestions in Start in Settings
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off App Suggestions in Start using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Suggested app on Start
    Turn On or Off App Suggestions in Start in Windows 10-suggested_apps_on_start.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    To Turn Off App Suggestions in 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)

    Turn On or Off App Suggestions in Start in Windows 10-turn_off_app_suggestions.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off App Suggestions in 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 Show suggestions occasionally in Start for what you want.

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

    Turn On or Off App Suggestions in Start in Windows 10-start_suggestions_settings.png






    OPTION THREE

    To Turn On or Off App Suggestions in Start using a REG file


    The downloadable .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 in Start

    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 in 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 When 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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,685
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
       #1

    Tutorial has been updated to add OPTION THREE to turn on or off Start suggestions using a REG file. :)
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  2. Posts : 123
    Win 10
       #2

    Another good tip and I thank you (& ZZ top)
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  3. Posts : 1
    Win 7, Win 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    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?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,685
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Silvarna, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I haven't seen an easy way to apply this to all users yet.
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,116
    Home 2004 x64 10.0.19041.264
       #5

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

    Code:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager" /v "SubscribedContent-338388Enabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,685
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thank you. First post updated now. :)
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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,116
    Home 2004 x64 10.0.19041.264
       #7

    Not sure, but I think that this applies to Fall Update only, maybe include it in the note or keep both options.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,685
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You gotta love them making it more complicated.
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  9. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #9

    I found "ForceStartSize" in Win 10 Pro 16299 only HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE works to disable (gray out) and HKEY_CURRENT_USER does not have effect.

    Also even "SubscribedContent-338388Enabled" option 4 does not work, when you change the settings this key is changed in Registry.
    But if you change it in Registry settings is not read, even if restart...
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