Author Archives: Sergey Tkachenko

About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

How to Hide All Desktop Icons in Windows 10

How to Hide All Desktop Icons in Windows 10

Your Desktop is a special folder which shows your background wallpaper that you have chosen and your files, folders, documents, shortcuts and all such items you have stored. It appears every time you sign in to Windows. Today, we will see how to quickly hide your desktop contents.

Create Safely Remove Hardware Shortcut in Windows 10

Create Safely Remove Hardware Shortcut in Windows 10

If you have several removable devices connected to your PC, it can be useful to create a special shortcut to the Safely Remove Hardware dialog. It will show a useful UI to manage connected devices quickly. Let's see how it can be done.

How to Install New Skype Preview in Windows 10

How to Install New Skype Preview in Windows 10

As you may already know, Microsoft recently released a new Preview version of the Skype Desktop app. However, the company released it only for Windows 7, Windows 8 and older releases of Windows 10. The company expects you to be using the UWP version of the app in the latest versions of Windows 10, as the Universal Windows Platform is their priority now. If you are a Windows 10 user who wants to try out the new Desktop version of Skype, here is a quick solution for you.

How to Edit Media Tags in Windows 10

How to Edit Media Tags in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can edit media tags for common media file formats without using third-party apps. In this article, we will see how it can be done.

How to Run Apps as Administrator in Windows 10

How to Run Apps as Administrator in Windows 10

Ever since Windows Vista introduced User Account Control, there has been a need to occasionally run some programs as administrator for doing some functions. If the UAC setting is set to the highest level in Windows, then you get a UAC prompt when you open an app as administrator. But when the UAC setting is at a lower level, signed Windows EXEs are elevated silently. Also, there are some scheduled tasks which run as administrator and you can also create your own shortcuts that run elevated but you don't get the UAC prompt for them. In this article, we will see all possible ways to run apps as administrator (elevated).

Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon in Windows 10

Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon in Windows 10

It is possible to make Windows remember your currently open folders in Explorer, so the next time you sign-in after a restart or logoff, the OS will restore opened folders automatically. In this article, we will see how it can be done.

Remove Pin To Taskbar Context Menu in Windows 10

Remove Pin To Taskbar Context Menu in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there is a special context menu command "Pin to taskbar" available for certain file types. It allows the user to pin them to the taskbar for faster access. If you find no use for that command, here is how to remove it.

Remove Pin To Start Context Menu in Windows 10

Remove Pin To Start Context Menu in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there is a special context menu command "Pin to Start" available for certain file types. It allows the user to pin them to the Start menu for faster access. If you find no use for that command, here is how to remove it.

How to import and export tweaks you did with Winaero Tweaker

How to import and export tweaks you did with Winaero Tweaker

Starting with version 0.8 of Winaero Tweaker, it is possible to import and export the tweaks to a file that you have applied. Once you have exported your changes, you can apply them on another PC or in a different build of the same Windows version! Let's see how it can be done.