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ExplorerPatcher 22621.3296.64.1


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 22621.3296.64.1 changelog:

Tested on OS builds 22000.2538, 22621.1992, 22621.3155, 22621.3235, 22621.3296, 25951.1000, and 26058.1000.

  • Taskbar10: Fixed a bug where SCOOBE would repeatedly crash Explorer when Language Switcher is set to anything other than Windows 10 (the default). (fe7f800, 5c35f58)
  • Taskbar10: Refined the method for aligning the Windows 11 Start menu and Search flyouts when using the Windows 10 taskbar on 22621.2792+. (8f84a96)
  • This should fix related crashes during logon and screen resolution change on 26063+.
  • Taskbar10: Revised the method for restoring acrylic to the Windows 10 taskbar on 22621+. (5e7bad2)
  • This should fix the taskbar being fully transparent on recent builds such as 22635.3066 and 22621/22631.3296 despite not having any other customization software.
  • ExplorerPatcher should now avoid further injection when the system is in safe mode. (95ea9e7)
  • Setup: Moved uninstallation prompt dialog existence check to the GUI. (0589a25)
  • Various changes to prepare for the alternate taskbar implementation that will be released in the future. (a0885c6, 0791bd7, fc61884, 623ecee)

Please consult the README for more details.
A detailed change log is available here.

Download: ExplorerPatcher 22621.3296.64.1 | 2.4 MB (Open Source)
View: ExplorerPatcher Home Page | Features

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