Turn On or Off Apps for Websites in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Apps for Websites in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Apps for Websites in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Apps for Websites in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    01 Apr 2017
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Turn On or Off Apps for Websites in Windows 10

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    Apps for websites is a feature that uses web-to-app linking to associate an app with a website.

    Apps for websites was first introduced in Windows 10 build 14342, but there were no apps available at the time that supported this.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15007, clicking links to websites that support web-to-app linking will now open that page in the respective app.

    Some websites can be opened by an app or a browser. You can turn off an app to open the website with a browser, or turn on an app to open the website in the app.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off apps to open websites with the app or browser for your account in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

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

    2. Click/tap on Apps for websites on the left side, and turn On (default) or Off any installed apps that support web-to-app linking for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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

    Turn On or Off Apps for Websites in Windows 10-apps_for_websites.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    Hello and much appreciated but any chance we can change this from within registry? in your sample 4 buttons are marked in red, any of them got a registry key or not? and thanks for help
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,987
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Kishvand,

    The settings for this are stored in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\AppUrlAssociations

    Each subkey (ex: "whiteboard.ms") is for an app. These subkeys for apps only get added when a change has been made in Settings the first time for the app.

    The Enabled DWORD in the UserChoice subkey is the setting for this. 0 = off and 1 = on.

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  3. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 x64
       #3

    thanks brink, it's nice of you

    - - - Updated - - -

    Note for others who might be interested in automating this change via registry:
    Under UserChoice you have "Enabled" that you can set to 0
    But do NOT change the "Hash", this is system dependent, I copied from system A and imported to system B and then this happened:
    When opening Settings Apps I get error:
    ----------------------
    SystemSettings.exe - EXCEPTION
    ----------------------
    Array bounds exceeded.
    ----------------------
    [OK]
    ----------------------
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,987
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #4

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