Microsoft Added A New Group Policy in Windows 10 20H2

Microsoft has recently added a new group policy in windows 10 20H2 that allows users to disable a new feature that customizes the taskbar based on what accounts or  system you have. In the Windows 10 Insider Build 20161, Microsoft introduced a new feature “programmable Task bar: that customizes the Windows 10 taskbar when logging into an account for the first time.
It is based on a new cloud-based feature that will add different pinned programs on the taskbar depending on what types of accounts a user  or what devices are linked to a Computer. This feature is now live in Windows 10 20H2 logging in for the first time.

 How To Disable the Programmable Taskbar Feature:

For the Windows 10 users who use the default windows 10 taskbar , Microsoft  has launched a new team policy called “ Turn Off cloud optimized content” that allows you to disable the Programmable Taskbar feature.
When enabled, this policy will create a DisableCloudoptimizedContent value and set it to 1 under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent Registry key.

Method  To Disable the Programmable Taskbar feature:

Method 1: Via the Group Policy
Windows 10 pro comes with the Group policy editor, which you can use to disable the programmable Task feature by the  following these steps:
• Search  in the Start Menu for “gpedit.msc” and select it when the result appears.
• When the Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to the following path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Cloud Content.
• Under the file Explorer section, you will see a policy “Turn off cloud optimized content ” Double-click on the policy to open it.
• To disable to Bing search, set this policy to Enabled.
• When done, Click on the Apply and then OK button to save the policy.
• You Can now close the Group Policy Editor.
• New accounts will now use the default Windows 10 taskbar.

Method 2: Use the Registry Editor to disable Bing integration

For Windows 10 Home users, you must configure this setting using the Registry Editor by following these steps:
• First, open the Windows Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key + the R key simultaneously.
• This will open the Run: dialog and then type regedit and press the OK button.
• Windows will display a UAC quick asking if you wish to allow the Registry Editor to make changes to the system. Press the Yes button to continue.
• Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent key. If the key does not exist, create the necessary folders until you are in the Explorer key.
• Right-click on CloudContent and select New and then DWORD (32-bit) Value,
• You will be pressed to enter the name of the new value. Type DisableCloudOptimizedContent and press Enter on the keyboard. A new value will be created that should automatically be set to 0. Now double-click on DisableCloudOptimizedContent and set the value to 1, and then press the OK button.
• When done, you should have the DisableCloudOptimizedContent value created and set to 1.
• You can now close the Registry Editor.
• New accounts will now use the default Windows 10 taskbar.