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Winaero Tweaker

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.

New features in Winaero Tweaker

  • The ability to remove "Scan with defender".
  • The ability to remove "3D print with 3D Builder".
  • The ability to remove "Cast to device".
  • The ability to add "New -> PowerShell script file" to the New menu of File Explorer.
  • When you select more than 15 files, File Explorer disables certain context menu commands. Now you can bypass this limitation with a single click.
  • A new context menu command "Open Bash Here".
  • The ability to disable the Password Reveal button.
  • The ability to hide the Network icon on the Lock screen.
  • The ability to hide the Power button and the shutdown menu on the sign-in screen.
  • The ability to enable USB write protection.
  • Add or remove "Require a password on wakeup" to Power Options.
  • A new tool has been added to find your current lock screen image or grab the entire Spotlight image collection in Windows 10.
  • Disable the "user-friendly" sad smiley which Windows 8 and Windows 10 show instead of the classic blue screen.


  • The annoying bug with search. If your previous search result contained only a single item in the list, the next search would open only the first item which matched the search query. Thankfully I fixed this issue.
  • Fixed all appearance issues report by our reader MDJ:
  • Fixed the trackbar layout in Behavior\Show Menu Delay
  • Fixed the trackbar layout in Behavior\Xmouse
  • Fixed the trackbar layout in Advanced Appearance\Windows Title Bar
  • Fixed the trackbar layout in Advanced Appearance\Icons
  • Fixed the trackbar layout in Advanced Appearance\Menus
  • Fixed the trackbar layout in Advanced Appearance\Scrollbars
  • Winaero Tweaker now respects the maximized window state of its window and saves its position and size. Thanks to our readers for feedback.
  • The option File Explorer\Drive Letters now requires logout to work properly.
  • Network\Network Drives over UAC added again when running in recent builds of Windows 10, since the option is seen to be working again.

Download page: Winaero Tweaker | 1.7 MB (Freeware)
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