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The Trending Windows 8.1 Registry Tweaks

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Windows 8.1 is surely works best, but many people are not happy with how it looks. Especially, the charms bar customization, apps switcher, and the Lock Screen can be quite annoying and irritation for some users. Plus, many who wanted the Start button, are now hating it as it is not the traditional one that users have been seeing for years in the previous versions. Therefore, some people have already started looking for how to Disable the Windows 8.1 start button.  Here in this article, we have outlined some Windows 8.1 registry tweaks related to customizing the charms bar, start button, and apps switcher. Proceed further to know how to:

Note: Registry is a sensitive part of Windows. Therefore, it is advised to backup and clean your existing registry before applying these tweaks. Doing this will enable you to have a hassle free working experience. to Backup and clean your Windows 8.1 registry, download Registry Recycler – Free Registry Cleaner compatible with Windows 8.1. Once done with it backing up your Windows registry, it is safe to apply the tweaks.

Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1

  • On Desktop screen, press Windows Key + R
  • Run box will appear on screen
  • Type “regedit” in Run and hit Enter
  • Follow below path:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization
  • Double click “NoLockScreen” to edit
  • Change the value from 0 to 1

Disabling the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1Apply Thing Windows Borders to Windows 8.1

To accomplish this task, follow the steps below:

  • Launch Registry Editor
  • Follow below path:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
  • On the right pan, Double click “BorderWidth“ and change its value to “2
  • Now, double click “PaddedBorderWidth“ and change its value to “2

Applying thin borders to Windows 8.1

Disable Charms Bar and Apps Switcher

  • Launch Registry Editor
  • Follow below path:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI
  • On the right pane of Windows, now do the following.
  • Double click “DisableCharmsHint” and change its value from 0 to 1
  • Double click “DisableTRcorner” and change its value from 0 to 1
  • Double click “DisableTLcorner” and change its value from 0 to 1

Disable Windows 8.1 Charms Bar and Apps Switcher

Watch the Video:

In this video, you will see how to safely apply these tweaks:

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