Author Archives: Sergey Tkachenko

About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Download Boot UI Tuner

Boot UI Tuner.

Boot UI Tuner allows you to set some hidden settings of boot manager in Windows 8, i.e. to disable Windows boot logo, spinning circle, enable advanced boot options many more.


This app has been superseded by Winaero Tweaker and is no longer being maintained. Use the following options from Winaero Tweaker:

You can download Winaero Tweaker here: Download Winaero Tweaker.

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Skip Metro Suite

Grand update is here - Skip Metro Suite 3.1.
We have completely redesigned it. Now it is just one portable *.exe file! See full change log below

P.S. Please uninstall all previous versions of Skip Metro Suite before you will start to use version 3.1

Attention to all Windows 8.1 users.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE THIS APP! You should look to the following apps and articles:

Maybe you already known what Windows 8 won't allow you to boot directly to Classic Desktop. Instead of that you have to click on "Desktop" tile every time you logged in. This is very annoying behavior for all of us who prefer to work with Class Desktop instead of Metro Start Screen. So I decide to fix it.
Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8 allows you to boot directly to Classic Desktop in Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview. Also it allows you completely disable all edge panels, not just hide them! All of them will be disabled, including square start button at bottom-left corner.

Also it features all tweaks from our latest article "How to disable the edge panels (Charms Bar and Switcher) in Windows 8".Since version 2.0 it uses own method to kill hot corners.Skip Metro Suite allows you to disable top-left hot corner (aka Switcher) and Charms Bar hint. So, you need no tweaks anymore to perform all of these tasks.


How to uninstall Skip Metro Suite


Skip Metro Suite features:

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Sign In Screen Color Changer

Some days ago our good friends from IntoWindows covered how to change the logon screen background color. That is simple tweak, but I do not like color scheme number calculation and direct registry editing, so I decide to create a simple tool which allows you:

  • to change color of sign in screen in Windows 8
  • to set the same color for sign in screen and Start screen with one click
  • to get ready-to-use registry tweak with your settings


Last version is 1.1, fixed high DPI issue
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