Winaero Tweaker 0.15 is here with fixes and improvements

I am happy to announce a new version of my freeware app, Winaero Tweaker. Version 0.15 comes with a number of important fixes for users of Windows 10 version 1903, along with new features added for all supported Windows versions. 

Winaero Tweaker 015

Update

I've released version 0.15.1 here. It should fix the Startup Sound issue and the Compact OS removal procedure (see the comments). Thank you guys for your assistance!

Fixes for Windows 10 version 1903

Improvements and fixes for other Windows versions

  • When you disable/remove the Quick Access icon from the navigation pane of File Explorer, it should not break the drag-and-drop action for the left pane.Winaero Tweaker Navigation Pane Remove Quick Access
  • The "Keep Thumbnail Cache" feature now works for 32-bit apps running on a 64-bit Windows version.Winaero Tweaker Keep Thumbnail Cache
  • The 'Elevated Shortcut' feature should not suffer from being opened on high-DPI screens and render its contents correctly.Winaero Tweaker Elevated Shortcut

New Features

Traditionally, I would like to say BIG THANKS to each and every Winaero Tweaker user. Your support, reports and suggestions are always helpful.

Resources:
Download Winaero Tweaker | The list of Winaero Tweaker features | Winaero Tweaker FAQ

33 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker 0.15 is here with fixes and improvements

  1. rens1o

    Thank you for good work. :)

    Reply
  2. Shyam Reddy

    Another great release with good number of features especially for 1903. Thanks Sergey! You are a star!

    Reply
  3. Dave

    I’m trying to replace the startup sound. Win 0 pro 1903 1832.175. It’s not working. My sound files are all located in c:\windows\media and they work when I set them through windows.

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file ‘C:\WINDOWS\SystemResources\imageres.dll.mun’.
    File name: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SystemResources\imageres.dll.mun’
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.File.InternalCopy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean overwrite, Boolean checkHost)
    at WinaeroTweaker.Pages.pageStartupSound.ReplaceWaveResource(String cNewWaveFile)
    at WinaeroTweaker.Pages.pageStartupSound.btnStartupSoundReplace_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3801.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
    —————————————-
    WinaeroTweaker
    Assembly Version: 0.15.0.0
    Win32 Version: 0.15.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Winaero%20Tweaker/WinaeroTweaker.exe
    —————————————-
    System
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3801.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    —————————————-
    WinaeroControls
    Assembly Version: 2.0.2.6
    Win32 Version: 2.0.2.6
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Winaero%20Tweaker/WinaeroControls.DLL
    —————————————-
    System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Core
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Data
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_64/System.Data/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Data.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Numerics
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Numerics/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Numerics.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Xml.Linq
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.3752.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml.Linq/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.Linq.dll
    —————————————-

    ************** 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.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Must be some crappy bug. I will check everything once again. It was working like a charm here.

      Reply
      1. Jimmy Singh

        This error got me twice. It mainly happens when I create a new user account. The fixes from Microsoft didn’t work for me. I’m hoping that you have this fix.

        Reply
    2. tribas

      Happened to my system too this error.

      Reply
  4. Dave

    Ok, so I closed winaerotweaker and reopened it, now if I only select “change startup sound” it throws an error,

    So I closed and reopened it again. I tried the “hide quick access” from the navigation pane. It told me I needed to log off and back on. So I click the yes [to log off] button.

    Now I can’t start my pc even in safe mode. I see the initial windows blue icon, then just a black screen :(

    I used a usb drive to get into the recovery menu but I still just get a black screen.

    Reply
    1. tribas

      I got that black screen too, had to restore the system.

      Reply
  5. Dave

    So, seems a system restore was automatically created before installing WAT 0.15. I was able to use that restore to fix the pc.

    Now I’m afraid to use this newest version.

    Reply
  6. Алексей Долматов

    Thanks.

    Reply
  7. Dave

    Let me know if there’s anything I can do to provide more information. I’ve come to depend on this program to be able to undo all my tweaks before win 10 updates and then import them back after.

    Reply
  8. Shyam Reddy

    Hi Sergey, just noticed, unchecking Compact OS doesnot seem to have any impact. It still appears and on Winaero too it remains checked.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Must be also a bug.

      Reply
  9. OMC

    Thank you so much!!!

    Reply
  10. K. K. VinayKumar

    Hi, is there any way to make file explorer light mode if I select custom mode in personalization. That is App mode as dark and task bar and start menu as light. I want file explorer also to be in light mode not in dark mode.

    Reply
  11. Kafar

    Awesome work, as always ! Keep it up. Thanks a lot.

    Reply
  12. Javier Riquel

    A la aplicación para ser completamente útil, le hace falta incluir la característica de desestabilizar las animaciones de Windows al estilo del viejo Tuneap.
    Lo demás excelente!!!!

    Reply
  13. George

    Thank you for your continued, excellent releases! The only problem I’m having is with the import/export feature which still does not work as expected. When I’m importing the exported bookmarks/tweaks, only a very small part of them is imported. If I import the same file again, an additional small part will be imported.

    I have to perform the import process several times to re-import everything, and I’m still not sure it does import everything.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Can you name the items which fail to get exported imported? At least a few of them, I will check.

      Reply
      1. George

        My list: https://imgur.com/CzS7ZDg

        I have tweaked all of the above. Tried again a few times now after uninstalling/reinstalling WT. The problem seems to be in the export process, since only the tweaks below are offered in the export window: Scrollbars, Disable MRT, Automatic Folder Type Discovery, Keep Thumbnail Cache, Icon Cache Size, Disable Action Center, Theme Behavior, Remove Default Entries

        Bookmarks now seem to import/export fine, but the actual tweaks do not. This situation is a bit differrent from the one I was used to (tweak AND bookmark import problem, after first installing WT on clean Windows).

        Reply
        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          I will check the export feature today. Maybe it has some bug.

          Reply
  14. Dave

    RE: Change Startup Sound

    So, I hit the “how does this tweak work” link and tried to do it manually. I found the “imageres.dll.mun” in c:\windows\systemresources”.

    Everything seemd to go fine until I tried to rename the original file. I can’t. In safe mode I need permission from myself :( /bangheadhere

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      The Tweaker changes the permissions automatically.
      You can do it manually before changing anything.

      Reply
    2. EP

      what version and edition of Win10 are you using, Dave?

      I do not have that imageres.dll.mun file in the c:\windows\systemresources folder, at least it is not there in Win10 LTSC 2019 (v1809). maybe I have to use another edition & version of Win10 to have that file

      Reply
  15. Jeremy El bez

    Hi,

    since windows 1903, “Do this for all current items” checkbox doesn’t work. I check it. Restart my computer and it still uncheck. however look like it’s still on my registry : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\OperationStatusManager\ConfirmationCheckBoxDoForAll (1)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I will look. Thank you.

      Reply
  16. Dave

    You misunderstand. I, Dave, manually took ownership of the file. Then I added my userneme, Dave, with full control to the permission entries.

    Then I restarted in safe mode and logged on with same user, Dave, account.

    It would not let me change the file I, Dave, had both ownership of and full control permissions on saying I needed permission from Dave.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Try to perform the same on the folder SystemResources. Do not allow the OS apply the changes recursively.

      Reply
  17. Carlos Martinez

    Dear Sergei Hi,

    Just a simple question,
    what does the “X” in the “XMouse Options” means?

    Thanks in advance for any info,

    Carlos.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Extra or Extended. Something like that.

      Reply
  18. BDK

    Woooooo finally able to disable Defender again :) Much appreciated!

    Reply
  19. d0kt0rhaos

    Hello, Sergei,

    First: Congratulations for your excelent work and persistence in the development of Winaero Tweaker – this is one very usefull software!

    And Second: Long time ago with other username I suggested you to add an option to disable automatic folder type discovery and you did it. Thank you about that! Today I want to suggest you to add an option for user to select with witch program edit picture using good old “Edit” button when right click on image file. It’s very annoying to open Paint when there are much better options such as Paint.net and GIMP.
    I don’t wanna be on demanding but helpful too so I have 2 links for you how such option can be implemented:
    http://www.techwork.dk/windows-7/how-to-change-the-default-image-editor-program;
    https://superuser.com/questions/971531/how-to-change-the-default-editor-for-png-files-from-ms-paint-to-paint-net-in-win .

    Good luck and thank you in advance for your time and efforts!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestions. I will try to add these changes to the tweaker app. Added to my to-do list.

      Reply

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