Disable Live Tiles all at once in Windows 10 Start menu

Out of the box, Windows 10 allows disabling Live Tiles for pinned Universal apps by right clicking them and choosing the option from the context menu. The user needs to disable Live Tile notifications for every pinned Tile individually. If you want to get rid of Live Tiles for all pinned apps at once and prevent new pinned apps from having Live Tiles, here is a trick which does this job for you.


By default, to disable the Live Tile option for an app in the Start menu of Windows 10, you need to right click it and select More -> Turn live tile off. See the following screenshot:
Windows 10 disable live tile
Even with the default setup, there are many Live Tiles in the Start menu. It unnecessarily takes your time and a lot of clicks to disable Live Tiles for each app individually. To save your time, you can apply a Registry tweak which will disable them all at once.

Disable Live Tiles all at once in the Windows 10 Start menu
Do it as follows.

  1. Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type:
    gpedit.msc

    Press Enter. Windows 10 run gpedit

  2. Group Policy Editor will open. Windows 10 group policy
  3. Go to Local Computer Policy → User Configuration → Administrative Templates → Start Menu and Taskbar → Notifications.
  4. There, double click the option Turn off tile notifications. Windows 10 Turn off tile notifications
  5. In the next dialog, enable this option and you are done: Disable Live Tiles all at once in Windows 10 Start menu
  6. Now, enable the option described in the article How to clear Live Tile notifications during log on in Windows 10. This is required to clear the cached data from Live Tiles. Unfortunately, as of this writing Windows 10 has no option to clear the Live Tiles data in GUI, so this is a required step.
  7. To apply the changes, you need to sign out from your Windows 10 account and sign in back.

That's it. To restore everything to default, just set the mentioned option back to "Not Configured", and then sign out and sign in again to Windows 10.

Before: Windows 10 live tiles After:

Windows 10 live tiles cleared

Users of Windows 10 editions which come without the Group Policy editor can apply the Registry tweak described below.

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications

    Tip: You can access the desired Registry key with one click.
    If you don't have such a key, then just create it. create PushNotifications subkey

  3. On the right side, create a new 32-bit DWORD value named NoTileApplicationNotification. Set its value data to 1 which means disable Live Tiles all at once in the Windows 10 Start menu. Disable Live Tiles all at once in Windows 10 Start menu reg tweak
    Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows, you still need to create a 32-bit DWORD value.
  4. Now, enable the option described in the article How to clear Live Tile notifications during log on in Windows 10. This is required to clear the cached data from Live Tiles. Unfortunately, as of this writing Windows 10 has no option to clear the Live Tiles data in GUI, so this is a required step.
  5. To apply the changes made by editing the Registry, you need to sign out from your Windows 10 account and sign in back.

To restore everything to default, just delete the NoTileApplicationNotification value you created, and then sign out and sign in again to Windows 10.

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