Winaero Tweaker 0.7, the most exciting version of the app

Two months after the previous release, I am happy to announce a new version of Winaero Tweaker. This one is a very special version of the app, because it allows you to personalize the user experience and make it truly yours thanks to new user interface options. It also comes with plenty of new tweaks and bug fixes.

Winaero Tweaker 07

Winaero Tweaker 0.7 allows you to choose which tweaks to display in the left area. If you are not happy to see a lot of tweaks in the left pane, go to the View menu - Select visible tweaks:

Winaero Tweaker Select Tweaks Menu

Winaero Tweaker Select Tweaks Dialog

In the next dialog, uncheck the items you don't want to see. You can have a very streamlined appearance and hide all the tools and pages that you never use. Here is an example of all the pages hidden in the app and only the Alt-Tab Tuner showing:

Winaero Tweaker ATT Mode

Here is another example where I have hidden all the pages in Winaero Tweaker except the page to create administrator shortcuts. It looks almost as if it's the standalone Elevated Shortcut app:

Winaero Tweaker ES Mode

The user interface for bookmarks was also refined. Now bookmarked pages are displayed in the left pane for faster access. The page for managing bookmarks also got some visual updates.

Winaero Tweaker Manage Bookmarks

If you are not happy with this change, here is how to restore the previous behavior.

  1. Go to View - Select visible tweaks.
  2. Untick "Bookmarks".Winaero Tweaker Hide Bookmarks From The Left

Now the bookmarks node will be removed from the left pane but you can access the older Bookmarks page by using the toolbar button just like the previous version of the Tweaker.

Fixes in version 0.7

Here are a couple of bug fixes I made to the app:

  • Action center always open - the reset to defaults button now works.
  • When a category page is focused, the View menu can be used to change the view in addition to the toolbar buttons.

New tweaks included in Winaero Tweaker 0.7

Ability to edit OEM information:Winaero Tweaker OEM Info

You can read about this feature in detail here.

Make the taskbar remain visible when the virtual touch keyboard appears on the screen. By default, the Touch Keyboard appears on top of the taskbar hiding it.

Winaero Tweaker Avoidance

You can now remove the 'Edit with Paint 3D' context menu. Also, you can remove the Extract all context menu in File Explorer.

Winaero Tweaker Remove Context Menus

Add a file hash context menu.

Winaero Tweaker Flie Hash Menu

Hash Context Menu In Action

Prevent Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT.exe) from being offered and installed via Windows Update.

Winaero Tweaker Disable Mrt

You can easily disable jump lists in File Explorer and the Start menu.

Winaero Tweaker Disable Jump Lists

The ability to enable Numlock on the Logon screen (and Lock screen in Windows 10). Thanks to the user Raphael for this suggestion.

Winaero Tweaker Enable Numlock

Added the User Accounts desktop context menu.

Winaero Tweaker User Accounts

User Accounts Desktop Context Menu

Added a HomeGroup desktop context menu.

Winaero Tweaker Home Group

Windows 10 Home Group Context Menu

Added a Bluetooth desktop context menu.Winaero Tweaker BT Menu

Windows 10 Bluetooth Context Menu

You can make the "Open in new process" context menu command always visible.

Winaero Tweaker Open New Window

Open New Window In New Process Context Menu In Windows 10

For Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, I added the ability to disable the yellow warning overlay icon for the network item in the notification area (system tray). Unfortunately, this trick doesn't work in Windows 10.

Winaero Tweaker Network Overlay

Added a tweak to kill not responding tasks from the Desktop context menu.

Winaero Tweaker Kill Not Responding

Automatic folder type discovery can be disabled. Thanks to Rensio for this suggestion.

Winaero Tweaker Folder Type Discovery

That's it. If you find any bug, feel free to report it.

If you have any suggestions about the user interface changes, please leave a comment. Let's make the application better together.

Resources:
Download Winaero Tweaker | The list of Winaero Tweaker features | Winaero Tweaker FAQ

21 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker 0.7, the most exciting version of the app

  1. Shyam

    Excellent release there, Sergey! Thank you ever so much!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks :)

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  2. Rensio

    Sergey, thank you for great work! You’re making Windows a lot more comfortable place to work and play with.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you for these kind words.

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  3. Mohit Ghune

    Awesome work! I really love the app and appreciate the efforts your team has put into making this very helpful and essential piece of software. :)

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you!

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  4. OMC

    Great as usual Sergey!

    Thank you so much!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you!

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  5. pink girl

    I just tried this for the first time and i love it! thank you so much wish i tried it much earlier shame on me!

    cheers

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      thank you for the kind words.

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  6. RS Pro

    Yes this is the best Windows 10 Tweaker

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  7. George

    A massive update – many thanks for the superb new interface and the excellent new tweaks!

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  8. Jose_49

    You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for this amazing app! Still use it a lot to return the original Battery Flyer to Windows 10, and change from time to time (When the modern UI is broken) the Wireless Flyer.

    You have even given us the ability to bring back the traditional Sticky Notes which I really appreciate :D.

    Is there a way to return Aero Peek for Alt+Tab in Windows 10? These huge thumbnails are an improvement, but there have been occasions in which I need to see the content of another Window and don’t want to switch to it completely.

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  9. Ralf Zrenner

    The tool becomes better and better, but when will you enable multi-language support, especially for the text that
    is used in the case of new (context) menu entries. Please add a language file to your program thus it can be translated to other languages by the community.

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  10. EBIN

    Simply awesome! Backups next? So we can save our preffered tweak settings to a file and restore on new OS install?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yep, the backup ability should appear in the next release. I hope so.

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    2. George

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t exporting “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Winaero.com\Winaero Tweaker” work?

      Of course, having a separate settings file, without having to write to the registry would be even better.

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  11. abhi

    Can you add feature like Showing “Capslock ON” continuously in bottom left/right corner when capslock is on?

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  12. Tim

    Sergey , Thank you so much for all the work you put into this project. I would not be running Win 10 if it wasn’t for these tweaks.

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  13. Stefan

    This is the tool I install immediately after drivers, amazing. One feature that I’d like to see is the ability to add a delay to auto-hiding/auto-showing the taskbar.

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  14. Esteban

    I would really love a option to arrange items between custom and default navigation pane items (for example: default, custom, default).

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