5 Best Windows 10 Registry Hacks to Optimize Your Windows 10 Performance

If you have worked on windows operating system, then probably you would know how crucial registries in the data structure of windows are. As registries contains the configurations of various windows program. They are connecting dots to the lower level of the windows operating system.

And if you are aware with all this, then probably you also know that playing with registries is quite dangerous. If you delete some registry accidentally, it might result in unstable operating system. So, do not play with registries until you don’t know what you want to do and how.

Today, I am going to make you more familiar with registries. The keys which will enhance your working experience. This guide is about working for enhancing features on windows 10 operating system.

You can access the windows registry by typing the command “regedit” in the run option of windows. Press Win + R and then type “regedit” there and click “OK”. The registry will open.

1. Registries provides the debug option for various logs.

That’s the best thing about it. If you are experience delay in opening your PC or some unexpected incident occur, then you should debug the logs and you can do that by looking for underlying path in the registry section.

In the right section you will find a D-word with name “Verbose status”, you have to modify it to enable verbose logs. Set the value as 1 which means that verbose logs are enable now.

2. Secondly, you can also open the last active window in your taskbar.

Whenever we click the taskbar icon it is designed in a manner to show all the open active windows. And if you particularly want to open the only one which is last active then you have to modify the registry stated below to get the result as expected.

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Under THE RIGHT section there you will have to modify the Dword of the registry value “LastActiveClick”. Change the value from 0 to 1 and you will see the expected result next time onwards.

3. You can add your own apps in the context menu. You have to track down the registry path

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell

Here you have to create a folder called notepad if you want to add notepad as the app in context menu. Then under the command key of the notepad folder, you have to right click the default key and change the value of that key with the exe of the application you want to add. For example, here in this case it will be notepad.exe.

4. Probably most of use this feature very frequently switching to dark theme.

And this is pretty simple when doing with registry.And if you want to switch between the them then you can do so by doing the steps below

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current\Version\Themes\Personalize

You have to type the path in the regedit and then create a new key by right clicking and selecting new and then Dword and name it as “AppUseLightTheme” and then do not have to change its value. Rebooting the PC will work.

5. If you have earlier used the one drive and now you no longer use it then you can remove it using the below registry path.

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

You can look for this registry by pressing ctrl + F and once you reach the path then under the right section, click on System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree and then change its value to 0 and then you can remove the one drive from the file menu. Sometimes the registry changes don’t reflect, and you have to reboot your PC to make the changes work.

Try these steps as these do wonders.

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