Enabling Windows 11’s New Redesigned App Picker

Kweku Asafu-Adjaye
2 min readMar 1, 2022


So for those of you who don’t know what an app picker is, it is essentially a dialogue box that opens up when you right-click a file and click on “Open with”.

Currently, it looks like this:

Original (Current) App Picker

But with this blog post’s instructions, it can look like this:

Redesigned App Picker

Here’s how:

Download ViVeTool — https://github.com/thebookisclosed/ViVe/releases/tag/v0.2.1

Extract it then take note of where it was extracted to.

Open a Command Prompt in Administrative Mode by searching for it on Windows’ Search and clicking “Run as administrator”

Command Prompt search query

If you extracted ViveTool in default C drive simply type cd then paste where it is located (look at the following screenshot).

For those like me who have an alternate drive where it is extracted:

type D: if it is your D drive or A: or whichever.

then type in cd (paste the location of the folder as seen above).

Now, simply copy and paste the following to enable or disable the feature:

To enable: vivetool addconfig 36302090 2

To disable: vivetool delconfig 36302090 2

And that's it. It should now look like the second screenshot of this post!




Kweku Asafu-Adjaye

Just a guy with a YouTube channel where I just obsess over Microsoft UI design, news, and other cool stuff.