Add new “Open with” in Windows 11 25151 insider preview

In Windows 11 25151, Microsoft has adapted the “Open with” window to the minimalist look as known in Windows 11.

The “Open with” window now has the familiar rounded corners and a semi-transparent appearance. To apply this new window, you need to add this feature to the insider build version of Windows 11. It is therefore still available in a test phase.

If you’d like to add the new “Open with” window to get a preview of what the dialog will look like in official versions of Windows 11, then install Windows 11 insider preview and add the feature with ViveTools.

Add new “Open with” in Windows 11 25151 insider preview

To begin with download ViVeTools to your computer with Windows 11 insider version 25151 and higher.

If you have not installed insider preview 25151, this version is currently available in the “dev” (developer) program.

vivetools download

Then open the ZIP file and extract all the files to a folder of your choice. Click Unpack.

unpack vivetools

Copy the path to the clipboard. We need this path to the vivetool files.

copy vivetool pad

Then open one Command Prompt as Administrator. In the Command Prompt, first go to the folder where ViVetool.exe is located with the “cd” command.

In the Command Prompt type:

vivetool.exe /enable /id:36302090

New open with

Now restart your computer. After the restart, you will see the new “Open with” dialog.

If you want to disable the new “Open with”, type:

vivetool.exe /disable /id:36302090

Restart your computer.

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