Earlier this year, with the Windows 10 Build 20161 in the Windows Insider Dev Channel and with that Microsoft rolled out a new feature named Programmable Taskbar. For the people who don’t know about the Programmable Taskbar, with the help of this new feature on Microsoft Windows 10 devices the Taskbar icons are automatically added by the system based on the accounts connected, including Microsoft Account and Xbox Live.
Microsoft rolled out this feature to provide a cleaner, more personalized, out-of-box experience to its users however if you don’t like the Programmable Taskbar you can disable that easily. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to Disable Programmable Taskbar in Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.
How to Disable Programmable Taskbar in Windows 10
Step 1: Bring up Registry Editor on your Windows 10. To do this, you can either open the Run app and search for “Regedit” or simply use your search bar and search for Registry Editor to run the App.
Step 2: Once the Registry Editor is running on your Windows 10 system head to this location.
Step 3: In the next step create a new Dword (32-bit) Value with the name “DisableCloudOptimizedContent.” To do this simply right-click anywhere on the blank area on the right side of the app and click on New > Dword (32-bit) Value.
Step 4: Double click on your DisableCloudOptimizedContent Dword value and when the Edit box pops up change the value from ‘0’ to ‘1’.
That’s all! Save the changes by pressing the Ok button and your work will be done. Now once you restart your computer you’ll notice that your Windows 10 system will now always show the standard taskbar and not the custom version with additional icons to other accounts. If you liked this guide, then don’t forget to share it using the social media buttons.