Friday, May 14, 2021

Windows10 Setup

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## Security

Run Windows Update > Reboot > Check for updates > Repeat

(not for Inspirion 660)
Install and run Dell Command Update > Reboot > Check for updates > Repeat

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## Cleanup

Start Menu > Unpin everything

Task Bar > Unpin everything

Add or remove programs > Uninstall all unwanted apps

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## Configure

Start Menu > Settings > Personalization > Lock Screen > Background > Picture
 > toggle "get fun facts" to off

Right-click Desktop > Personalize > Themes
 Choose wallpaper
 Desktop Icon Settings > [uncheck] Recycel Bin

[right-click] the sound icon in the system tray
> Sounds > File Explorer > Start Navigation > None > Apply

Control Panel > Taskbar and Navigation > Start [in sidebar]
 [off] Show recently added apps
 [off] Show suggestions occassionally in Start
 [off] Show recently opened items in Jump Lists...

[right-click] Clock > Adjust Date/Time > Region > Change date formats >
 Short date: 22-Jun-2020

[right-click] OneDrive in SystemTray > Settings > More > Don't run at startup.
[right-click] OneDrive in SystemTray > Close OneDrive.

[right-click] Taskbar > Taskbar Settings > Colors
 Choose your color: custom
 Choose your default Windows mode: dark
 Choose your default app mode: light

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## File Explorer

Unpin everything from Quick Access

View > Options 
 Open File Explorer to:
  This PC
 Privacy
  [uncheck] Show recently used files in Quick access
  [uncheck] Show frequently used folders in Quick access

View
 [check] File Name Extensions
 [check] Hidden Items

Disk Cleanup > Cleanup System Files > Everything
 This gets rid of most of the contents of windows.old folder.
 Can't delte the rest. It's just 50mb now, so just hide it.

shell:sendto
 Remove stuff you don't like
 Add NotePad2

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## File Explorer Sidebar

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-the-folders-from-this-pc-windows-10
-- in the followind, set: ThisPCPolicy=Hide 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag
-- this removes "Desktop"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag
-- this removes "Pictures"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}\PropertyBag
-- this removes "Documents"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag
-- this removes "Videos"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}\PropertyBag
-- this removes "Music"

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-- to remove "3D Objects"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}
New > Key > PropertyBag
New > String Value > ThisPCPolicy
Hide 
Reboot

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https://www.windowscentral.com/how-remove-onedrive-file-explorer-windows-10
-- in the following, set: System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree=0 

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
-- this removes "OneDrive"

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Hide all the root folders you won't frequently use.

View
 [uncheck] Hidden Items

Create Folder Shortcuts in C: for frequently accessed local and NAS folders.

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## Re-Do

After windows updates, you'll frequently have to redo the following:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
-- IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree

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## Google

Chrome
 Settings > Sign In > Visit Settings
  > Only Sync: Apps, Extensions, Settings
  > Install and configure Extensions:
   > Home Button At Top Right
   > Adblock Plus
  > Appearance
   > Show home button = disabled
   > Show bookmarks bar = disabled
  > On startup = continue where you left off

Gmail
 Settings > See All Settings
  > Lables > show [Inbox, Starred, All], if unread [scheduled, drafts, spam]
  > Inbox
   > Type = Default
   > Disable reading pane
   > No markers
  > Chat and Meet
   > Chat = Off
   > Chat notification settings = allow, open popups, play sounds
  > Advanced
   > Unread message icon = enabled

Pin these tabs in Chrome
 https://mail.google.com
 https://chat.google.com
 https://holtstrom.com/michael/home.php

Expected Chrome Extensions
 Adblock Plus
 Applicaiton Launcher For Drive
 Google Docs Offline
 Google Mail Checker
 Home Button At Top Right

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## Business

Login to office.com
 Download and install Office 2016
 Sign into OneNote and pin to taskbar
 Sign into Outlook and pin to taskbar
  Right-click Ribbon > Collapse Ribbon
  File > Options > Mail > Outlook Panes > Reading Pane
   Mark items read when viewed 1 second
  https://www.rklesolutions.com/blog/disable-new-buttons/
   File > Options > Quick Access Toolbar > [add to custom] Touch/Mouse Mode > Ok
   Not at top-left you can use "Touch/Mouse Mode" to select mouse which will remove
   the nasty reply icons from the right-sidebar and put them back above your msg
 Sign into Powerpoint and pin to start
 Sign into Word and pin to start
 Sign into Skype For Business and pin to start

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## Outlook DevOps Spam

First select an example of the email you want to delete

Home > Rules > Create Rule
 When I get email
  [checked] From Azure DevOps
  [checked] Subject contains [PR build succeeded]
  [checked] Sent to me only
 Advanced Options
 Next
  [checked] delete it
  [checked] marek it as read
 Next
 Next
  [checked] run this rule now
  [checked] turn on this rule
 Finish

Actually I had to manually re-open and explicitly run the rule to clean the inbox.
   


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## Apps

Install iTunes
 File > Add Folder To Library
 Edit > Preferences > Advanced > (all unchecked regarding iTunes Media folder)
 Control > Shuffle > On, Albums

Install Notepad2

Install Kdiff3

Install AgentRansack

Install Paint.Net

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## Automatic Wake

You may notice that your PC wakes on its own and does something.

You can see why in an admin command prompt:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -lastwake
Wake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
  Wake Source Count - 1
  Wake Source [0]
    Type: Wake Timer
    Owner: [SERVICE] \Device\HarddiskVolume3\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (SystemEventsBroker)
    Owner Supplied Reason: Windows will execute 'NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Universal Orchestrator Start' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.

You can disable this via:

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Security and Maintenance\
 Maintenance
  Automatic Maintenance
   Change Maintenance Settings
    [uncheck] Allow ... to wake ...
    OK

{ "loggedin": false, "owner": false, "avatar": "", "render": "nothing", "trackingID": "UA-36983794-1", "description": "", "page": { "blogIds": [ 650 ] }, "domain": "holtstrom.com", "base": "\/michael", "url": "https:\/\/holtstrom.com\/michael\/", "frameworkFiles": "https:\/\/holtstrom.com\/michael\/_framework\/_files.4\/", "commonFiles": "https:\/\/holtstrom.com\/michael\/_common\/_files.3\/", "mediaFiles": "https:\/\/holtstrom.com\/michael\/media\/_files.3\/", "tmdbUrl": "http:\/\/www.themoviedb.org\/", "tmdbPoster": "http:\/\/image.tmdb.org\/t\/p\/w342" }