By default, the Settings app shows various tips, links to online tutorials and also videos for pages you open. Depending on your display size, they can appear below the page controls or on the right. If you find them useless or annoying, you can hide them.
Settings is a Universal Windows Platform app bundled with Windows 10. It is created to replace the classic Control Panel for both touch screen users and mouse and keyboard Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to configure Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. In every release, Windows 10 is getting more and more classic options converted to a modern page in the Settings app. At some point, Microsoft might remove the classic Control Panel completely.
In recent Windows 10 versions, the Settings app shows tips about different options available on the currently opened page. These tips many include general advice, links to online help and video tutorials.
If you are not happy with this interactive content, here is how to disable it.
You must be signed in with an administrative account to continue.
To disable Online Tips in Settings in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open the Registry Editor app.
- Go to the following Registry key.
See how to go to a Registry key with one click.
- On the right, create a new 32-Bit DWORD value AllowOnlineTips.
Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
Set its value data to 0.
- To make the changes done by the Registry tweak take effect, you need to restart Windows 10.
The result will be as follows. Before:
To save your time, you can use the following ready-to-use Registry files. Don't forget to restart your computer after applying them. The undo tweak is included.
If you are running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor app to configure the options mentioned above with a GUI.
Remove Online Tips from Settings with Local Group Policy Editor
- Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type:
- Group Policy Editor will open. Go to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel. Disable the policy option Allow Online Tips as shown below.
Finally, you can use Winaero Tweaker to disable links to online tutorials and also videos for pages you open in Settings.
You can download the app here: Download Winaero Tweaker.