How To Disable Pro­gram­ma­ble Taskbar in Win­dows 10

Microsoft has finally decided to deliver lots of changes in its operating system. For now, a programmable taskbar is being added to the new versions of Windows 10. Such a taskbar contains services that not every user is ok with. For instance, the automatic arrangement of icons and the change of keyboard shortcuts can be annoying to some of us.

One intriguing fact about this facility is its ability to deliver shortcut icons of online games and connected devices directly onto the taskbar. But what about users who don’t want such services? Well, for those, I’ve decided to write a guide about How To Disable Pro­gram­ma­ble Taskbar in Win­dows 10. I’ll be tweaking some default settings to get the job done.

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2 Ways to Disable Pro­gram­ma­ble Taskbar in Win­dows 10

You don’t need the assistance of third-party programs to Disable Pro­gram­ma­ble Taskbar in Win­dows 10. Because you can easily complete the task either from Registry Editor or Group Policy Editor. So without any further due, let me take you to the main procedure.

Through Registry Editor

Disable Pro­gram­ma­ble Taskbar

  • Press Win + R keys from your keyboard simultaneously.
  • Type Regedit in the Run box and press enter.
  • Navigate to the following file path:
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\ColudContent
  • Right-click on the right-sided window, Navigate to New and select DWORD (32-bit) Value
  • Set the name of the newly created key as DisableCloudContent
  • Double-click on DisableCloudContent and set its value data to 1
  • Click on the Ok button and close the Registry Editor
  • Restart your computer.

Through Group Policy Editor

Disable Pro­gram­ma­ble Taskbar in Win­dows 10

  • Hit Windows + R keys to launch the Run box.
  • Type gpedit.msc in the box and hit enter.
  • Go to Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components
  • Select Cloud Content from the left-pane
  • Now double-click on Turn off cloud optimized content
  • From the appearing tab, select the Enabled option and hit Ok
  • Close Group Policy Editor and restart your PC.

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