Author Archives: Sergey Tkachenko

About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Beautiful Queensland theme for Windows 10, 8 and 7

Beautiful Queensland theme for Windows 10, 8 and 7

The Beautiful Queensland theme comes with 19 desktop background images with stunning views to decorate your Desktop. This beautiful themepack was initially created for Windows 7, but you can use it in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Restore Default Power Plans in Windows 10

Restore Default Power Plans in Windows 10

A power plan in Windows is a set of hardware and system options that defines how your device uses and preserves power. There are three built-in power plans in the OS. Your PC can have additional power plans defined by its vendor. Also, you can create a custom power plan that will include your personal preferences. Today, we will see how to restore any missing power plan in Windows 10.

Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 May 17, 2018

Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 May 17, 2018

Patch Tuesday for Windows 10 of May 2018 was last week, however Microsoft is releasing  another set of cumulative updates for some versions of Windows 10. Here is the list of updates released today for Windows 10 users.

Remove Open Linux shell here Context Menu In Windows 10

Remove Open Linux shell here Context Menu In Windows 10

Starting in Windows 10 Build 17672, the OS includes a native context menu command "Open Linux Shell Here", which appears in the extended context menu of folders (when you hold the Shift key). If you are not happy to see it there, it is easy to get rid of this new command.

Make Open Linux Shell Here Always Visible in Windows 10

Make Open Linux Shell Here Always Visible in Windows 10

If you are using the Bash On Ubuntu feature in Windows 10, here is good news for you. Starting in Windows 10 Build 17672, the OS includes a native context menu command "Open Linux Shell Here", which appears in the extended context menu of folders (when you hold the Shift key). Here's how to make it always visible.

Download Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet for Windows Version 1803

Download Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet for Windows Version 1803

Microsoft has released a special spreadsheet which covers all Group Policy options for Windows 10 version 1803, known as "April 2018 Update". This document is useful for all Windows 10 users, especially for those who are is using Windows 10 Home. As you may already know, the Home edition doesn't include the Local Group Policy Editor app (gpedit.msc), so having a list of Registry parameters you can apply is a must-have thing.

Windows 10 Build 17672 is out

Windows 10 Build 17672 is out

Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 from the "Redstone 5" branch to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. This release comes with a number of minor changes in the OS.

Change Spacing Density in Windows 10 Mail app

Change Spacing Density in Windows 10 Mail app

Windows 10 includes a new Mail app which is simplistic and allows you to send and receive e-mail from multiple accounts. It allows changing spacing density, so you can make it display up to 26% more emails in multi-line mode and 84% more emails in single-line mode. Here is how to enable this useful feature.

Microsoft is about to discontinue old versions of Skype for Windows 10

Microsoft is about to discontinue old versions of Skype for Windows 10

It appears that the Redmond software giant is about to discontinue old versions of Skype for Windows 10. It is a modern Store app available for Windows 10 users. The reason behind this move can be a new version of Data Protection guidelines which follow GDPR rules for the European Union.

Windows Server 2019 Build 17666 is out

Windows Server 2019 Build 17666 is out

Microsoft today released a new Insider Preview of Windows Server. This time it is Windows Server Build 17656. Officially known as Windows Server 2019, this release is now available for the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC).