Enable/Disable Metro apps on Taskbar via registry editing

We already saw how to see metro apps on taskbar in Windows 8.1 Update 1. We can either enable or disable this feature from Taskbar properties easily but what happens behind the scene is here. In registry a simple Dword entry’s value toggles to enable/disable the above feature. Here is how to do the trick simply by registry editing:

  • Type regedit in Run Dialog box (Win key + R) and press enter to open Registry Editor. Or search for regedit (Press Win key and start typing) and then click on regedit.exe.
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. And then look for StoreAppsOnTaskbar on right sidebar.


  • Change the value to 0:  For disabling viewing of Metro apps on Taskbar or 1For enabling viewing of Metro apps on Taskbar.
  • And all done.

This is how you can easily do the trick with the help of registry editor. Soon we will come with new tricks of Windows 8.1 via registry editor.