The new Share Pane in Windows 10 build 14986

As you may already know, a new Share UI is coming to Windows 10. You could enable it with a Registry tweak in Windows 10 build 14971 and above. In the recently released Windows 10 build 14986, the new share pane shows app icons properly.

The new Share UI does not look similar to the user interface demoed during the October 2016 Microsoft Event (shown above), however, it shows the direction they have taken to get rid of the old Share pane.

Here is how it looks.

To try it in action, you can apply the following Registry tweak.

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SharePlatform

    Tip: How to jump to the desired registry key with one click.
    If the Shareplatform subkey does not exist in your Registry, then just create it. create-subkey-1 create-subkey-2

  3. In the right pane, create a new 32-bit DWORD parameter named EnableNewShareFlow. Set its value data to 1. Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value. new-32-bit-value enablenewshareflow
  4. Close Registry Editor and restart the Explorer shell. Alternatively, you can sign out and sign in again to your Windows 10 account.

That's it. Thanks to InsideWindows for sharing the information.

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