The Start menu is one way these recommendations are given, whether it’s apps you might be interested in (but might not be) or tips and tricks. However, in the final version of Windows 11, there is an official button to stop those ads… er, recommendations… once and for all.
The new option is in the Settings app in Windows 11 Build 25309, which is currently available on the Dev Channel. It’s not enabled by default, which indicates Microsoft is still tinkering with the idea or that it’s still undergoing internal testing, but once you unlock it, it’s in the Personalization section.> Get Started.
It was PhantomOfEarth investigator who shared the details of the secret option on Twitter:
Dev build 25309 has new (hidden) Start menu recommendations to show tips, shortcuts, new apps, and more. This option can be turned off from the Start menu settings for those who don’t want to see this type of recommended content
vivetool/enable/id: 42916428 pic.twitter.com/Soq7C8V5li
– PhantomOcean3💙💛 (PhantomOfEarth) March 2, 2023
As is often the case, this hidden feature can be enabled using ViVeTool. Complete as follows:
- Start by downloading the tool from GitHub
- Extract the contents of the zip file, for example, A: \ ViVeTool.
- Open a command prompt with administrator privileges
- He writes CD C: \ ViVeTool and press between (change track if necessary)
- He writes vivetool/enable/id: 42916428 and press between.
- Restart Windows
Once Windows restarts, open Settings and head over to Personalization > Startup Where you should find a new button titled “View recommendations for tips, shortcuts, new apps, and more“.
What do you think about it?
Do you think the ability to disable these recommendations is a good thing for users?
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