Winaero Tweaker FAQ

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Winaero Tweaker.


Winaero Tweaker 0.2

q. What is Winaero Tweaker?
a. Winaero Tweaker is my latest software which consolidates all the tweaks from my smaller, standalone apps. It has an easy to use UI to access all the features from a single app.

q. Is it freeware?
a. At this moment, it is free of charge. This can change in the future because it provides great value but at this moment I have no such plans.

q. How do I obtain and start Winaero Tweaker?
a. You can download Winaero Tweaker by downloading the ZIP file. Extract all the files from the ZIP to a single folder and then run WinaeroTweaker.exe. Winaero Tweaker files

q. What is the WinaeroTweakerHelper.exe file?
a. Some operating system options require a background process to be continuously running to monitor those changes. For example, if you change the wallpaper or the theme, the taskbar in Windows 8 will automatically become translucent. If you previously made it opaque using Winaero Tweaker, it needs to make sure that the Taskbar turns opaque even after you close the Tweaker app. So, WinaeroTweakerHelper makes such tasks possible by running in the background and consuming a minimal amount of memory. Winaero Tweaker memory

q. Why is WinaeroTweakerHelper.exe 32-bit even though the Windows OS I am running is 64-bit?
a. It needs to be 32-bit. It is required by Windows API implementation, see THIS for more details.

q. Why does WinaeroTweakerHelper.exe run at Windows startup?

Winaero Tweaker startup
a. You enabled some features in the Tweaker which caused the helper process to run when you sign in to complete those tasks. For example, you may have turned on "Make taskbar opaque at startup":

Opaque Taskbar in Winaero Tweaker

q. Hey! Why does Winaero Tweaker try to access the internet or "phone home"? Does it collect any personally identifiable info?
a. It does nothing except check for updates. You can disable it from the Tools -> Preferences menu. Thereafter, Winaero Tweaker will not connect to the Internet. Winaero Tweaker updates

q. Where's the apply button that was on Boot UI Tuner/Close Threshold/Window Borders/Any other app combined with tweaker?
a. There is no such button in Tweaker for most of its settings. They are applied instantly after you change the appropriate setting and you don't need to click any additional buttons. It is better for your productivity.
However, for some features, an additional confirmation makes sense. For example, changing the shortcut arrow requires a restart of Explorer, so it is better to let the user perform this action manually to prevent any inconvenience.
In most cases, you don't need to click any 'Apply' button or anything else. Just change the settings you want according to your preferences.

q. How to uninstall Winaero Tweaker?
a. Winaero Tweaker can be installed as a portable app:
Setup Winaero Tweaker portable 1 Delete the folder where you extracted it to remove it. If you are unable to delete WinaeroHelperTweaker.exe, kill it from Task Manager.

If you have installed it using the Normal mode, go to Control Panel - Programs and Features - Uninstall a program. Uninstall the app there:
Winaero Tweaker uninstall

q. When will feature XYZ be implemented?
a. I am developing ALL my apps in my free time. So, your favorite feature will be implemented whenever I get time to code it.

q. Can you please add feature ABC?
a. I am always listening to your suggestions. Feel free to leave a comment.

q. After the Aug. 2 2016 update ("anniversary update", version 1607) some features disappeared from Winaero Tweaker. Why?
a. Microsoft has changed Group Policy and locked some options to Enterprise and Education editions. Unless you are running Windows 10 Enterprise or Education, you can't get features like "Disable Lock Screen" and "Disable Unwanted Apps". See this article for reference: Microsoft locks some Group Policy options to Enterprise editions in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

96 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker FAQ

  1. The0x539

    How about the ability to swap out individual system icons for theming?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      In past, i wanted to create a separate app for this.
      And i am thinking that it will be too huge app to become a part of tweaker.
      I need to think about.

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  2. Tony

    Why isn’t in Winaero Tweaker the Russian language?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      why it should?
      I will add russian later.

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      1. Tony

        OK, but another languages? Will be implemented the language script(or so)?

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Will be the same way as for other apps.

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  3. jcarerra

    If we already are running Classic Shell in Win 8.1, is there any conflict also running this?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      No, you should not get any conflicts.
      I only suggest you not to use Winaero Tweaker to make the taskbar opaque in that case. Use the Classic Shell’s built-in ability to make it opaque.

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      1. jcarerra

        Yes. I already noticed that the Opaque does not “stick.”

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Indeed

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      2. jcarerra

        This is interesting. I tried to do it only with Classic Menu>Windows 8.1 Settings. That DID make it opaque, but does not change the background to a dark gray,
        ^^That is necessary–I cannot read the ‘normal,’ but awful white text on light gray background. When I set transparency disabled in Classic Menu, AND *ENABLE* it in Tweaker, then I get White text on black (wonderful! and necessary to be ale to read anything there)–but suddenly later it will revert.

        Do you know any combination of settings that will get the dark background to stick?

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Nope, I even not noticed such UI effect.

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  4. unforgettableid

    Dear Mr. Tkachenko:

    Thank you for writing Winaero XMouse Tuner and Winaero Tweaker.

    A competitor to Winaero XMouse Tuner, Joel Purra’s “X-Mouse Controls” tool, is now open-source. I wonder if you too might please release the source code of Winaero XMouse Tuner or even Winaero Tweaker to the public?

    Kind regards,
    –unforgettableid

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  5. Coco

    the Winaero Tweaker does not work in windows 10 I get this error msg
    could not find part of the path c:\windows\system32\resources\themes\aero.theme
    in fact i looked for the resources folder in the system32 folder and there is not one
    any reason it is looking for something that is not even there?
    thanks

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Fixing right now

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  6. George

    Thanks for the excellent Winaero Tweaker, hope you can add Win 10 privacy settings. A note on the UAC setting: looks like there are two ways to disable it, the “hard disable” way and the “softer” Windows Control Panel way. Seems Winaero uses the first method, a consequence of which is the inability to use Store, for example. Maybe you could revert to the default Windows way which still prevents UAC from being annoying?
    A post on this: http://www.еightfоrums.com/sоftware-аррs/2З921-cant-run-apps-uac-turned-off-post2ЗЗ522.html#post2ЗЗ522

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Well, this is very reasonable request.
      I will think about it.

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  7. bill

    Can you implement changing the UI Font types in the way “Windows 8 Font Changer” does for Win8?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      well, I already implemented most of its settings.
      only the message && statusbar fonts are missing.
      will add to the next release.

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  8. Huy

    Why isn’t in Winaero Tweaker the Aero Glass for Windows ?

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  9. telemarker

    hey i used it on win 10 and activated dark color scheme.
    after switching back to white all the fonts in explorer look very pixy, i had clear type deactivated and have to activate it again but still not very suffuciant (not like before: standard win10 + deactivated cleartype).

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  10. telemarker

    also if i activate color bars it changes the background – what the f****

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  11. telemarker

    it would be cool to change the background picture of the logon screen instead of a plain color.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/63920-Windows-10-Login-Lockscreen-Image-Changer-Work-in-progress/page19
    shows that this is working

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  12. Kim Rochat

    Running Win10 Pro x64. Shrinking title bar and scrollbar. Have aero light default enabled. Problem is on standby/restore, logout/login or restart, title bar and scrollbar go back to original size. WinAeroTweakerHelper.exe is NOT running on startup. Should it be?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      nope, the Helper app is not required to set metrics.
      It fails for many people actually, I am trying to find why.

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  13. PETER

    I prefer a solid colour background but when I then use your app to add coloured title bars the background reverts to a picture. If I then change back to solid background the title bars go back to white. How do I get both?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Apply colored title bars and go to Settings – personalization – background. Set solid color there.

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      1. PETER

        Sorry, I should have been clearer. I set solid colours in the personalisation part of settings, as you say. I set coloured title bar in your app. Whichever is the LAST action I take undoes the other one. So I can’t have a solid colour background AND coloured title bars. I could well be doing something stupid, but I can’t see it.

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          let me see. one moment pls.

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  14. carsten888

    I set the title-bars to be colored, but after reboot its back to normal windows 10.

    Did I overlook something?

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  15. Shirou

    Can you please DISABLE WinAeroHelper from running in the background? I’m 100% fine with renabling my taskbar transparency when I change my theme (which isn’t frequent) and I hate unnecessary stuff running unnecesarely in the background -_- Old OpaqueTaskbar was good as it asked of you “do you want to keep it in memory after restart” on which I gladly replied “HELL NO! Just change my taskbar to opaque and shut down -_- ” I want to use the opaque taskbar option but as long as the process is there I can’t.

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  16. Adam Johnson

    Hey Sergey,

    Any interest in releasing Winaero Tweaker as an open source application? I am interested in building a similar app for making some customizations to how Windows 10 works and figured it might be easier to extend your app vs. trying to build everything from scratch.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I am sorry, I have no such interest at this moment.

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  17. Don

    Hi, each time I use WinAero Tweaker to adjust things, the X in settings (and in other apps like VBA) get very big. If you email me, I can reply with screenshots so you can see what I mean, and hopefully you can tell me how to restore those to normal size. The titlebar and it’s X are desired size. Only other X’s in other places are huge. Please advise.

    -Don

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  18. Michael K. Pessolano

    Hello. I am wondering if you could add the feature of Centering the Titlebar title.
    Since you already added an option to change its font, I don’t think it would be that hard for you to add.
    It is certainly one of the downsides to using Windows 10 over Windows 8.1

    Thank you for your time.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Well, it is defined by the theme/visual style. It cannot be changed by metrics or with Registry.

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  19. Aabir

    when changing the font for any thing using this software fter clicking the apply button it says not responding
    please help.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I know about this issue.
      Probably you are running Windows 10?
      It appears for some users in random period of times. The new UI of Windows 10 blocks Windows Tweaker from doing the metrics trick. I am trying my best to find the solution.

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  20. Carol

    Hi, Sergey. I downloaded Winaero Tweaker but tried removing it, but it’s not going away. I deleted it off my computer, restarted my computer, redownloaded Winaero Tweaker, and deleted it again, but it’s still there. I ended the processes, too. What else can I do? Sorry if this seems a bit silly, I don’t know much about computers.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Hi Carol.
      End the process “WinaeroTweakerHelper.exe” too. Then remove all files of WinaeroTweaker. It should be enough.

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  21. alan

    Hi Sergey,
    is there a way to keep Winaero Tweaker in the system tray?
    At present – as far as I can tell – I can only keep it running by minimizing it which takes up precious real estate on the taskbar. When I click on the X it stops running.
    Thanks,
    Alan

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Well, if you really need it, I can add such feature.
      Not a big deal.

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  22. Carlos

    How do I change windows startup sound? Can’t yu do that anymore? I can’t find the option

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I cannot do this in Windows 8+
      Thanks to Microsoft.

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  23. Евгений

    Why isn’t in Winaero Tweaker the Russian language?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Why it should be there?

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  24. Robert Brown

    Hey, I downloaded Winaero and it works perfectly, yet I cannot find where to change the start up sound. The icon is non-existent although everything else is where it should be. Is there a solution for this?? BTW I have Windows 10.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      this feauture works only in Windows 7. Just because Windows 8 and above does not allow to patch sounds in the shell32.dll file. Windows 10 also does not allow this.

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      1. Abigail

        I added two “Custom Accents” using Winaero Tweaker 0.5.0.6
        Now I want to delete them. How can I do that?

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Press “reset defaults” on Tweaker’s toolbar.

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          1. Abigail

            excellent! thanks for your fast answer! great service

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  25. Abigail

    another question: is it possible to set via winaero that all folders in Windows Explorer (also as “Open” and “save as” when MS Office is used) be viewed with the layout “List”?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It is not possible yet.
      I have not implemented such a feature.

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  26. Juzzy

    Hello there! Your work is great! I have an issue though, when using the app in windows 10 when I try to set a custom accent color to say black, it shows a preview thumbnail for the color in the windows personalization settings panel but when you click on it to set the color it only changes the titlebars and taskbar to blue?!?!?!? I’ve tried it on all manner of installs with the same result. Any way to fix this issue? Thanks for your time! I’ll donate if you can show me a fix. Great app man!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Try to add not black but very dark grey instead.
      Windows 10 is known to be adjusting the accent color by its own.

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      1. Juzzy

        Yeah I tried it, seems that windows automatically sets it your color to the nearest matching color in the default color sets… I guess microsft has something against people coloring their own windows? Or am I just doing something wrong here? maybe i could use a custom theme instead?

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  27. Abigail

    do you have an option to customize the Context Menu when it is used at basic features, for example at Windows Explorer?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      it will come to tweaker in the next release.
      If not, then in release after next.

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  28. Abigail

    when is to going to come that release and which is the way to know about it?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      don’t disable the built-in update check in settings – it will notify you automatically.
      When? Well, it is a good question. I am a bit limited with my time, can’t finish it for last couple of weeks. I am trying my best to release it as soon as it possible.

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  29. Abigail

    is it possible to set up Winaero to open “Save As” at the MS Office and to have at the right side the recently used files and folders?

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    1. Bob

      MS Office is in Seattle. Winaero cannot open a Save as there from Russia.

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      1. Abigail

        I’dI appreciate if we keep this thread professional.
        My same question in other words: when opening MS Office (or I imagine would be the same for the case of Window Explorer) is it possible to customize the left panel?

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  30. Bob

    The left pane has a Favorites/Quick access section that you can customize. It also has “Recent places”.

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    1. Abigail

      how can I do that?

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      1. Bob

        Drag a folder to Favorites to pin it. Right click a pinned folder to remove it.

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  31. Abigail

    ok, I knew that.
    Is there a way that automatically it can be accessed to the latest files? like a folder of recent files?

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    1. Bob

      Go to C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent and drag “Recent” to the Favorites pane. For folders you already have “Recent places”. Now you have both recent files and folders there.

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      1. Abigail

        how can I add that to the “Save As” in MS Office?

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  32. Roy Hart

    Hi Sergey,
    Is it possible to change the “dreaded white backgrounds” in all folders to a colour of choice?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It was possible in 7, using Ave Folder Background.
      Not sure if it works in Windows 10.
      There is no such a feature planned for tweaker yet.

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  33. Rainer

    Hi, I just downloaded WinAeroTweaker, but why I can’t change lock screen in Windows 10?? And why is the ctrl+alt+del thing is still there if I delete it?? BTW I still like your app still ;)

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  34. Verevkin

    Добавь экспорт и импорт изменений в файл/из файла.
    Add the export and import of changes to / from a file.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      This feature is already planned.

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  35. J. Meister

    Found bug in Winaero Tweaker 0.6.0.3 under Windows 7 (awesome much-needed program, BTW. Thank you).
    Desktop and Taskbar –> Open Last Active Window
    clicking the checkbox for Switch to Last Active Window in Group throws an exception (“parameter is incorrect”).
    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.IO.IOException: The parameter is incorrect.

    at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
    at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
    at 9{%daf%n5|GO0\.dJ<`#(^\\t\*".‪‍‌‍‬‏‏‭‏‪‭‏​‍‌‮‏‬‍‫‫‎‫‎‭‫‮(Boolean )
    at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnCheckedChanged(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.set_CheckState(CheckState value)
    at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5485 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
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    WinaeroTweaker
    Assembly Version: 0.6.0.3
    Win32 Version: 0.6.0.3
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Winaero%20Tweaker/WinaeroTweaker.exe
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    System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.8686 (QFE.050727-8600)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5491 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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    System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5495 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
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    WinaeroControls
    Assembly Version: 2.0.1.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.1.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Winaero%20Tweaker/WinaeroControls.DLL
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    System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5494 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
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    System.Data
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.8692 (QFE.050727-8600)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_64/System.Data/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Data.dll
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    System.Core
    Assembly Version: 3.5.0.0
    Win32 Version: 3.5.30729.5420 built by: Win7SP1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/3.5.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
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    System.Xml.Linq
    Assembly Version: 3.5.0.0
    Win32 Version: 3.5.30729.5420 built by: Win7SP1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml.Linq/3.5.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.Linq.dll
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    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging
    enabled.

    For example:

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Fixing

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      1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

        Thank you for your report.
        The bug is fixed, please re-download the app.
        It was a typo in a string, I accidentally pressed some key and saved it.

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  36. KEN CARTER

    I get the following error when I try to install tweaker

    Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted
    Error 5: Access is denied

    Any thoughts to get around this? I have tried using the Administrative User and get the same error.

    Thanks for your help.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      For some reason, it has no access to your %temp% directory.
      Check out its NTFS permissions.
      According to Procmon, it tried to do the following:

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  37. Joseph Gotsens

    Winareo Tweaker a very useful program. One suggestion:Give the option to color fonts for Icons.
    Windows 10 does not provide this and many people could use the change in color.
    This would be good for the next update.

    Thank you for the program.

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  38. Channa

    In Windows 10 Home edition the Network Drives over UAC option does not appear?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It is not edition. It was a bug in Windows 10, so I disabled the feature after a certain build.
      Now it is resolved, needs to be re-enabled again in the Tweaker app.
      Thanks for reminding, I will do.

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  39. Sarah Sanchez

    I really appreciate the work you have put into the Winaero App. I installed it on my Windows 10 PC to change the default font to Helvetica Neue Light but it has not changed the default font throughout the entire operating system. For example, the Start Menu, Windows Apps, Sign In and Lock Screen still show the default Segoe font. Is there any way to completely replace the Segoe font throughout the entire Windows 10 operating system?

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  40. smaragdus

    “Winaero Tweaker can be installed as a portable app”.
    For me this is misleading because from a “portable app” I do not expect to write to Windows registry and this is what WinaeroTweaker actually does, it writes to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Winaero.com
    A truly “portable app” would store its configuration files inside program folder and not in Windows registry. In my opinion “Portable mode” should enable such an option.

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  41. Dave Hicks

    I do not see TakeOwnershipX in WinAero Tweaker. Perhaps it just hasn’t been implemented yet? Thanks for all your work.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I am working to merge them. It is in my TO DO.

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  42. Cath Kidston

    Hi,

    Thank you very much for this app. I have been trying to use the “customise This PC” feature to add a documents file, and it appears to work, however the folder is always automatically filled with the documents from my OneDrive, even though this is not the folder I selected.
    Oddly, the properties of the new folder show the correct number of files, even though they aren’t present.

    Any ideas how to get around this problem would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      First of all, I will try reproduce this issue tomorrow.
      I will reply here.

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  43. bill

    Sergey
    Can you tell me why when I open Elevated Shortcuts, it does not show me the form. There is a similar program, UACpass, that is reacting to this same issue and not working. I am trying to track down the issue on one computer. Two others work fine. I am guessing the programs are not able to verify the user as an admin but I have no idea what you are looking for to do that. I am an admin and I am in the admin group. Is there something else that might cause this?
    thanks
    bill

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      No error message? Nothing?

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      1. bill

        not a thing. It just opens with the Elevated Shortcut page, the See in detail link below that and the Description section immediately below that – no form.

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        1. bill

          Everything behaves exactly like the computers that work except I get no form. I opened it under a std user acct and it asked me for an admin p/w. I entered it and it opened. When I opened Elevated Shortcut it showed no form. The other computers show the form if I do the same thing so it is something after the admin verification. Whatever is trying to put that form on the screen is running into a roadblock. It seems to think it has succeeded which may be why no error is issued.
          Thanks for your help

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          1. bill

            it must have something to do with the GPT drive as I clean installed it again and it does not work with nothing else loaded on the system.
            Does anyone else have this working on a GPT drive??

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          2. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

            What is shows?

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  44. Someone

    Thank you so much for this program. I have a problem in that I can’t turn off Winaero’s automatic updates. I getan unhandled exception. “Destination array is not long enough to copy all the items in the collection.”

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks. I look what I can do.

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