Winaero Tweaker

Winaero Tweaker 1.62Winaero Tweaker is a free app for all versions of Windows that lets you adjust (i.e. tweak) hidden secret settings that Microsoft does not let you adjust from the user interface. In addition, it allows you to add extra value to existing Windows apps and tools with advanced context menus, options, and handy commands.

It is a powerful system utility that supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11 and includes hundreds of settings. It also includes many options that were earlier available exclusively in my standalone applications.

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Besides Winaero Tweaker, there are a number of other useful freeware tools created by Winaero. Check them out here: Winaero apps.

The Home folder of File Explorer gets tabs with Recent, Favorites and Shared files

Microsoft is working on a new variant of the Home folder, the default location of File Explorer in Windows 11. The layout of the contents is slightly reworked, with the middle Favorites section to become a tab next to the Recent section. Finally, there will be a new Shared tab.

Microsoft has released Snipping Tool with Bing Visual Search

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The ability to drag-n-drop files to Explorer address bar is now in Release Preview

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Windows 11 Build 22635.3640 (Beta) Adds new 7z and Tar archive write support, new Emoji

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Windows 11 has officially received new Date and time and Rename this PC dialogs

With Windows 11 Build 26217, which was recently released to the Canary channel, Microsoft finally started rolling out a few updated dialogs for the Settings app. These include the "Rename this PC" and "Change date and time", which now match the style and design of Windows 11.

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