ExplorerPatcher 22621.1555.55.2 Pre-release


ExplorerPatcher is a versatile and free tool that allows you to tweak and enhance the Windows Explorer. It comes with a range of useful features, including the ability to add new context menu items, change file name colors, and enable hidden features.

Feature summary

  • Choose between Windows 11 or Windows 10 taskbar (with labels support, small icons and lots of customization).
  • Disable Windows 11 context menu and command bar in File Explorer and more.
  • Open Start to All apps by default, choose number of frequent apps to show, display on active monitor and more.
  • Choose between the Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows NT Alt-Tab window switcher with customization.

Lots of quality of life improvements for the shell, like:

  • Skin tray menus to match Windows style, make them behave like flyouts and center them relative to the icon.
  • Choose action when left and/or right clicking the network icon.
  • Revert to the Windows 7 search box in File Explorer, or disable Windows Search altogether.
  • Disable immersive menus and use mitigations that help you run the real classic theme without glitches.
  • Discover the program's full range of features by reading this wiki article.

ExplorerPatcher 22621.1555.55.2 changelog:

Tested on OS build 22621.1555. Installer requires Internet connectivity.

  • Weather: Fixed a bug that prevented the widget from loading when using the Microsoft icon pack. (968d969)

Simple Window Switcher

  • Support for individual list and grouping for UWP apps (implemented grouping and naming enhancements based on using information associated with AppUserModelIDs)
  • Ability to switch between global and local window lists when the switcher is shown.
  • Maintain position in the list when certain events occur, like closing windows or switching between the global and local window lists.
  • Del key closes the currently selected window(s).
  • Fixed a bug that prevented newly spawned windows while the switcher is open from going to the back of the list.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented window lists from building properly when windows were slow to close.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented proper activation of pop-up windows under certain conditions. For example, the switcher is now able to correctly switch to the "Error Checking" window in This PC - right click C: - Properties - Tools - Error checking - Check.

Download: ExplorerPatcher 22621.1555.55.2 | 1.8 MB (Open Source)
View: ExplorerPatcher Home Page | Features

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