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Winaero Tweaker 1.40

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 11. 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.

Changes in Winaero Tweaker 1.40:

  • The app now properly detects Windows 11 version 22H2.

  • Changed how it shows the available memory size.

  • You can now use it to remove the Add to favorites item from the context menu.

  • Also, when you remove "Open in Terminal" from the context menu using Winaero Tweaker, it now also removes the "Open in Terminal Preview" command if you have the latter installed.

  • If you set Windows Spotlight as your desktop background, you can remove its icon from the desktop.

  • Using Winaero Tweaker 1.40, you can make the taskbar show tray icons in two or three rows.

  • Updated the "Disable SmartScreen" to disable it for Store apps.

  • You can now enable the "Desktop Stickers" hidden feature in Windows 11 22H2+.

  • There is an option to enable Recycle Bin for removable drives.

  • The option to disable Windows ads has been updated to work properly in Windows 11.

  • Added the "Restart Explorer" option to Tools in Winaero Tweaker. Sometimes I need to restart it quickly. Maybe some of you will also find the new option useful.

Other changes

  • In Windows 11 version 22H2 the ability to re-enable the ribbon UI in File Explorer has gone. Also in this version, Microsoft doesn't allow to move the newer taskbar from the bottom. So I am hiding these options on 22H2+.
  • Finally, I have done general fixes and improvements which doesn't change anything in the UI of the app. For example, "Disable Web Search" requires you to sign out from your user account, but Tweaker didn't show the request.

Download: Winaero Tweaker 1.40 | 2.4 MB (Freeware)
View: Winaero Tweaker Home Page | v1.40 Release Notes

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