Winaero Tweaker 0.2.5 is out

I am happy to announce Winaero Tweaker 0.2.5. Although I am considering this release as a minor one, you might be interested in playing with the new options I implemented for Windows 10. It allows you to tweak some secret hidden options which do not exist in the Settings app or in other parts of the Windows 10 GUI.


I implemented the ability to turn on the dark theme for Settings and apps with just two checkboxes. Play with the options in Windows 10 Techincal Preview -> Dark Color Scheme and see if the result is usable for you. Personally, I like the darker appearance of Windows 10 more than the default (light) color scheme:

Winaero Tweaker Dark Color Scheme Winaero Tweaker now extends the customization capabilities of Windows 10. It provides you a way to add up to 9 custom colors to the Settings -> Personalization -> Colors page.

The first option is the "Special Color" feature. It allows you to define a custom color which can be added to Settings -> Personalization -> Colors page of the Settings app, specifically to the last color box. That color can be applied to the taskbar, Start menu and Notification Center. I wrote a detailed article about this feature recently. Read it here: Add a custom color for taskbar to Windows 10 Settings app. Now this is possible via the appropriate Winaero Tweaker option:

Winaero Tweaker Special color Note: this feature works correctly only when the current color is set to one of the predefined colors. If not, the Settings app will overwrite the Special Color with a non-standard value. So, if you want to use the Special Color feature, enable the option "Show color on taskbar, Start menu and Action Center" in the Settings -> Personalization -> Colors page and set one of the predefined colors as the current color, otherwise the trick won't work.

The second option is called Custom Accents and allows you to define 8 additional colors which will be displayed in Personalization -> Colors page in the Settings app. You can find more details about this feature in the article: Add custom colors to the Colors section of the Settings app in Windows 10. Here is how the UI for it looks in Winaero Tweaker:

Winaero Tweaker Custom accents That is all that I have added in Winaero Tweaker 0.2.5. If you find some bug, feel free to report it. I hope you find this release useful.
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8 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker 0.2.5 is out

  1. Shyam

    Thanks Sergey! Much appreciated!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you.

      Reply
  2. click-click

    Whatever happened to the entry Window Borders. When I run winaero tweaker under Win10 build 10162,
    I only see three entries under Appearance (Drive Letters, Slow down animations and Shortcut Arrow)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      not supported in Windows 10. Thanks to MS.

      Reply
  3. Marco

    I really want to change the login screen background ( the hero background, not the lockscreen). Is there any possibility to do that? I prefered the Windows 8 and previous build Windows 10 Loginscreens with a simple color. Is there a tweak or something?

    Reply
    1. ninedaystillten

      There is a new program that does just that.
      http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/62367-Windows-10-Login-Screen-Background-Changer!

      Reply
  4. Petra

    Sergey, option “Reduce the startup delay for desktop apps” seems to be broken. It creates registry key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\S-1-5-21-2391823977-108760695-1566064622-1001Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize] instead of expected [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize].

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks for the report!
      It is a bug.
      Will fix it in the next release

      Reply

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