The Windows Studio Effects button is coming to the Windows 11 taskbar

There will soon be a new button in the Windows 11 taskbar for opening Windows Studio Effects. The latter is a suite of AI-powered audio and video effects that are applied in real time. Windows 11 Insider Build 22635.3276 (Beta) is the first release to contain it, but is currently hidden from prying eyes.


The change was discovered by @PhantomOfEarth and shared on X/Twitter. Here's how it looks.

Windows Studio Effects Button
Windows Studio Effects Button. Image credit: @PhantomOfEarth

However, the button does not work yet and only takes up space on the taskbar. When you hover your mouse over, a tooltip appears giving you an idea that you can enhance your video using Windows Studio Effects.

ℹ️ Windows Studio Effects are a set of features designed to show off your best self. Windows Studio effects are enabled by machine learning algorithms and require an NPU (neural processing unit). Here's an explanation of what it is:

Background effects - effects such as background blur

Eye contact - an effect to compensate for the eyes by looking at the screen rather than the camera

Auto Framing - the effect of automatically enlarging and cropping the image as you move it

Voice Focus is an effect that cancels out background noise so the sound is crisp and clear.

So, you can only make the button visible, without a chance to make it do anything useful for you. If you still have strong interest in bringing the button up, follow the steps below. We assume that you have Windows 11 Insider Build 22635.3276 (Beta) installed on your device.

Enable Windows Studio Effects button on the taskbar

  1. Download the ViVeTool utility from this link.
  2. Unpack the downloaded archive to any location on your computer. For example, you can create a ViVeTool folder in the root of the C: drive and place the files there.
  3. Open a command prompt as an administrator (for example, by typing CMD in the search and selecting the appropriate item).
  4. In the console, go to the folder with ViVeTool using the command cd /d <folder path>, then press Enter. For example: cd /d "C:\ViVeTool"
  5. Type the command vivetool /enable /id:46107637 and press Enter. Make sure that the message “Successfully set feature configuration” appears in the output.
  6. Restart the computer.

Done! To disable the button, use this command:

vivetool /disable /id:46107637

Run it as administrator again.

Thanks to @PhantomOfEarth and thecommunity.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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