Throughout the year, Microsoft has been fixing and improving Windows 11 via its software updates. There have also been a lot of new features that have been rolling out and making their debut on Windows 11. One such feature that was being tested out by Windows Insiders is the Suggested Actions feature. Now, in case you didn’t know what suggested actions are, it’s similar to what happens when you select and copy a string of text or numbers on an Android device. Here’s how you can enable suggested actions in Windows 11.
When you copy something, you get quick one-tap shortcuts to whether you want to call the number, save the address or add the name to your contacts, or, maybe even search the particular world on the web. Microsoft has added similar quick actions to Windows 11 called suggested actions. The feature is now said to be made available to all users. But, if you are someone who wants to try out this new feature, this is the guide for you.
How to Enable Suggested Actions in Windows 11
While the feature is available right away in the Settings app for those who are Windows Insiders on the Dev channel, users who haven’t subscribed to the Windows Insider program might also want to get a taste of these new features. There’s good news for such users as you can now enable the feature with the help of a simple yet very handy tool.
To enable this feature, the user needs to have installed the new Windows 11 22H2 update that was released at the end of October and early November.
Enable Suggested Actions With Vive Tool
The Vive Tool has been very handy, especially for those users who want to check out new features without dipping their hands into the Windows Insider programs. So, let’s get started on how to enable suggested Action on Windows 11 with the help of Vive Tools.
- First, head over to this Vive Tool GitHub page to download the Vive Tool zip file.
- Once the file has been downloaded, extract the zip file.
- Now, copy the path of the folder to which the Vive Tool zip was extracted
- Open the Start menu and search for the Command Prompt app.
- Make sure to select the Run as Administrator or else you won’t be able to make use of this tool and enable the features.
- You can now enter this command:
- cd c:\(folder path)\ViveTool-v0.3.1
- Make sure to add the folder path of the extracted folder that you previously copied.
- cd c:\(folder path)\ViveTool-v0.3.1
- Now, run the command by pressing the enter key.
- Next, you need to type in vivetool /enable /id:34592303
- Finally, hit the enter key. The changes have been applied but, if you want to see them in action, you will have to restart your Computer.
- Once you restart your computer, open up Notepad and simply type in any number.
- Now, copy the number.
- You should see the suggested actions appear right at the top.
Enable and Disable Suggested Actions via the Settings app
Once you finally get the update that brings the Suggested Actions to feature to your PC, you will be able to control it by simply enabling or disable ing it with a single click. Here is how you can do that.
- Open the Settings app from the Start menu.
- Click on System from the left pane.
- Towards your right, scroll to the bottom and click on Clipboard.
- Once you’ve opened the Clipboard settings, you should see a bunch of options.
- You will also be seeing a Suggested Actions option and a toggle next to it.
- By default, the toggle will be set to On.
- In case you feel like the Suggested Actions are distracting you and making copying text slow, you might want to simply turn the toggle off.
This concludes the guide on how you can enable or disable the Suggested Actions flyouts on your Windows 11 PC. While it is a good feature and helps reduce the number of steps to perform a certain task, it can be a bit annoying when it comes to copying a bunch of text from one place to another. The action flyouts simply get in your way and slow things down.
Do you like to keep your Suggested Actions enabled or Disabled? Also, is this a useful feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.