In Windows 10, app installers cannot associate apps directly with file types. Instead, when you open any file which can be opened by multiple programs on your PC, you get a Metro-style toast notification: You have new apps that can open this type of file. If you click it, a new dialog will appear. There you can choose the default program that you would like to use for the file or protocol type. If you want to disable the "You have new apps installed" notifcation in Windows 10, here are a few simple steps for you.
You might have several reasons to disable this notification. For instance, if you don't plan to change your file associations often, this notification is just annoying. Also, it pops up when the user opens a particular file type, and not when a program that handles that file type is installed, so the user's workflow is interrupted by this notification.
- Open Registry Editor (see how).
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
- Create a new DWORD value called NoNewAppAlert, and set it to 1.
- Now log out of your user account and log in again. Or run GPUpdate.exe /force from an elevated command prompt without logging out to update the policy settings.
The same can be done using Winaero Tweaker. Go to Behavior -> Disable New Apps Nofification:
Use this option to avoid Registry editing.
That's it. Now the toast notification about newly installed apps that can handle file types in Windows 10 will be disabled. If you want to enable it, set the NoNewAppAlert value data to 0 or just delete the value.
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