Winaero 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. Continue reading
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The latest Insider Preview releases of Edge sport a new feature called "Discover". It appears are a new button next to the menu button with a glowing star. Clicking it displays a huge pane with some content you would find interesting to learn, of course in opinion of the browser.
Starting in Windows 11 version 22H2, the RTF Document has disappeared from the New menu in File Explorer. If you frequently create Rich Text documents, the missing item can be an inconvenience. Luckily, you can easily restore it. Continue reading
Some screenshots of Microsoft Bing integrated with ChatGPT found their path to the Internet. A user reportedly managed to get access to the preliminary version of the search service for some brief moment of time before it was shut off. Continue reading
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