Hide The Settings Page In Windows Settings
From the first version of Windows 10, the Windows Settings application has received a lot of improvements from Microsoft. Up to the creators upgrade, Windows Settings continues to be equipped with many new features, including features that allow users to hide the settings pages being displayed in the interface of the application. This is an extremely useful method for network administrators. It makes it easy to prevent other users from accessing and changing settings on the operating system.
The way to do this is very simple and you can apply it on every version of Windows 10 Creators. Specifically, if you use Pro or Enterprise version, you can do this through Local Group Policy Editor. Meanwhile, if you use Home, you must through the Registry Editor.
However, before you go into action, you need to go through two statements and some of the URLs of pages set up in the Windows Settings app. As for the statement, Windows will split into two types of statements:
- Hide: Used to hide specific setup pages.
- Showonly: only display one or more pages specified in the statement, the rest will be hidden.
If you are using Windows 10 Home edition, you can do this through the Windows Registry Editor. Specifically, please follow the following steps:
- Launch the Registry Editor by typing “regedit” in the search bar / Cortata and selecting Registry Editor in the resulting display.
- In the Registry Editor window, go to the following link or copy and paste this link into the search bar of this window:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
- Next, right-click the Explorer key, select New> String Value, and name the key as SettingsPageVisibility.
- Double-click on the SettingsPageVisibility key and enter the values in the Value pane of the commands that are on: “hide: URL; URL; URL” or “showonly: URL; URL; URL”. In there, the URL is the link of the setting page to hide.
- Finally click Ok to finish. You can also restart your computer to ensure that the settings have been applied.
From now on, the next time you open the Settings app, the hidden pages will no longer appear here. In addition, you can also apply the above operation for Windows Pro or Enterprise version.
- For Pro And Enterprise Versions
If you are a Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise user, the easiest way to accomplish this is through the Local Group Policy Editor:
- First, you use the Windows + I key combination, then enter “gpedit.msc” in the RUN window that appears and click OK.
- In the Local Group Policy Editor, go to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Control Panel, double-click the Settings Page Visibility option in the right pane.
- Then, in the Settings Page Visibility window, tick Enabled, then enter “hide: URL; URL; URL” or “showonly: URL; URL; URL”.
- Finally, select OK to complete.
Similar to Registry Editor, you also need to restart your computer to apply the changes.