After Windows 10 upgrade, the Quickshot Cover stopped launching the camera, and it launches the Start menu instead. The following steps will restore the function:

  • Unless it is already installed, the SW support for Quickshot Cover must be downloaded.
    • If it were installed before, it would most likely be located in the folder C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Quickshot.
    • This step will probably only be necessary in case of a clean Windows install.
  • Then changes in the registry must be performed – it is necessary to tell the system what shall be done after the case corner is flipped down.

  • Run the registry editor (open Start menu, type regedit and launch it – the administrator privileges are necessary to do so)


  • click your way into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE » SOFTWARE » Lenovo » SmartCover » Settings and change the „AssociatedAppId“ value data to „Microsoft.WindowsCamera_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App“.


  • Confirm the change, and the camera launcher will work.

If you are not interested in launching the camera, the registry value can be changed to something else, and the cover can be used for launching Edge or Skype, etc. – all you need to do is assign a particular AUMID to „AssociatedAppId“ value. If you are interested, here are some AUMID listed on Microsoft web.

  • More AUMID of Windows Store applications can be found in the registry in „HKEY_CURRENT_USER » Software » Classes » ActivatableClasses » Package“.


  • If you want to launch VLC using the Quickshot Cover, this is how it is done
    • Find the value for VLC in the registry
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER » SOFTWARE » Classes » ActivatableClasses » Package » VideoLAN.VLC_2.0.0.0_x64__paz6r1rewnh0a
      • copy the segment „VideoLAN.VLC_2.0.0.0_x64__paz6r1rewnh0a“ into „AssociatedAppId“ value, but for your purpose rewrite it as „VideoLAN.VLC_paz6r1rewnh0a!App“ (no quotation marks, of course).