Winaero Tweaker 0.11.1

Winaero Tweaker

Winaero Tweaker is an an all-in-one customization utility that helps you to tweak Windows in just a few simple clicks. The program includes tweaks for every version of operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Winaero Tweaker automatically detects the version of Windows OS you’re running and shows tweaks and customization options accordingly. The software can be installed as a portable app so you can take it with you as you move from one computer to another.

Here's a partial features list:

  • Information - View information about your PC hardware and OS.
  • Aero Colors - Change all Windows Aero settings including those which can't be changed with Control Panel.
  • Aero Lite - Activate the hidden Aero Lite theme.
  • Alt+Tab Appearance - Change hidden secret options of the Alt+Tab dialog.
  • Colored Title Bars - Enable colors for window title bars in Windows 10.
  • Dark Color Scheme - Here you can enable the dark color scheme for Windows 10 system settings and apps.
  • Inactive Title Bars Color - Change the color of inactive title bars in Windows 10.
  • Disable Aero Shake - Disable or enable the Aero Shake feature.
  • Disable Driver Updates - Turn off driver updates in Windows Update.
  • Disable Web Search - Disable Web Search in taskbar and Cortana in Windows 10.
  • Disable Action Center - Disable or enable the Action Center feature in Windows 10.
  • Disable Live Tiles - Disable Live Tiles all at once for Universal(Metro) apps.
  • Activate Windows Photo Viewer - Activate Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10.
  • Auto-update Store apps - Disable or enable auto-update of Store apps in Windows 10.
  • Disable Cortana - Disable Cortana in Windows 10.
  • Disable Windows Defender - Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10.
  • Microsoft Edge Download Folder - Change the default download folder in Microsoft Edge.
  • Stop Unwanted Apps - Stop unwanted apps Windows installs automatically.
  • Windows Defender Tray Icon - Show or hide Windows Defender tray icon.
  • App Switcher Hover Timeout - Change the App Switcher hover timeout delay.
  • Charms Bar Hover Timeout - Change the Charms Bar hover timeout delay.
  • Modern App Closing Options - Speed up closing time of Metro apps for mouse and touch.
  • Start Screen Power Button - Show or hide the Power button on the Start screen.
  • Disable Telemetry - Prevent Windows 10 from spying on you.
  • ... and many more.

Winaero Tweaker 0.11.0 changelog:

  • Reset all - Lots of Winaero Tweaker users were asking to add this feature. Well, this has finally happened. Winaero Tweaker 0.11 will allow you to revert everything you have changed. Go to the menu File - Reset all tweaks. Uncheck the items you are not going to reset and proceed.
  • Import/Export of Bookmarks - It was another popular feature request. Now it is implemented. The Import/export wizard of Winaero Tweaker allows you to export and import your bookmarks the same way you export/import the tweaks.

  • Unwanted Windows 10 Updates - This release comes with improvements which allow the app to reliably disable updates and annoying forced reboots in Windows 10. Thanks to my friend Vitaly who spent several sleepless nights fighting with the update mechanism of the OS.

  • Safe Mode Menu & Shortcut - Winaero Tweaker will allow to quickly create a Safe Mode shortcut and/or add it to the Desktop context menu.

  • Startup Sound - The good old 'Startup Sound' option is now available to Windows 10 users. I made a number of improvements to its code, using ideas implemented in the Ribbon Disabler app.

  • Network Fix for Windows 10 version 1803 - As you may already know, Windows 10 version 1803, known as "April 2018 update" doesn't show computers on your local area network. To save your time, the app includes a quick fix for this issue.

  • Screen Snip Context Menu/Shortcut - Already using Windows 10 'Redstone 5'? Winaero Tweaker can be used to create a shortcut to the built-in Screen Snip/Screen Sketch feature, and add it to the Desktop context menu.

  • Backup and Restore Start Menu Layout - Another frequently requested feature. It is finally implemented in the app, so you can quickly backup and restore the appearance of your Start menu in Windows 10 with a couple of clicks.

  • Shell Folder (CLSID) Shortcuts - It allows you to quickly create a shortcut to any shell folder available in Windows. There are lots of shell locations in Windows, that you can access via shell:::{GUID} commands from the "Run" dialog. They are also known as "Shell Folders". Shell folders are ActiveX objects that implement a special virtual folder or a virtual applet. In some cases, they provide access to physical folders on your hard drive or even to special OS functionality like "Minimize all Windows" or the Alt+Tab switcher. In Winaero Tweaker, click on the button "Select Shell Folders and Create Shortcuts", select one of several Shell Folders in the next dialog, then click on the "Add" button. The app will create shortcuts to the selected items. This way, you can quickly access to your frequently used locations like the Printers folder or Network Connections/Adapter properties.

Other Fixes and Changes:

  • The "Xmouse" feature is now fixed for Windows 10 version 1803. It works and saves its state between your user sessions.
  • “Menu Show Delay” has been removed from Windows 10 version 1803 by Microsoft. So it disappears from the Tweaker in this Windows 10 version.
  • Due to the changes I made, Winaero Tweaker requires to re-export all your tweaks. Please export them once again after upgrading to this version. Otherwise, it will ignore a few tweaks when importing them from the file.

Changes in Winaero Tweaker 0.11.1:

  • Fixed a crash that happens for some users when they open the Manage Bookmarks tab.

Download page: Winaero Tweaker 0.11.1 | 2.3 MB (Freeware)
View: Winaero Tweaker Home Page

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