I just released a new version of my Winaero Tweaker app. As usual, this version comes with bugfixes and new features. Additionally, now it respects the Group Policy change in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
First of all, I fixed a bug in the Elevated Shortcut feature. If the target executable file had spaces in the file name, the shortcut was not able to start the elevated task.
Thanks to our reader "Bob" for reporting this bug.
Improvements and fixes
An updated installer
The installer is now able to "remember" to which folder it was installed the last time.. This is very useful for users who prefer to install Winaero Tweaker to a non-default directory. Once you install version 0.6.0.4 to some custom directory, the next time you update it it will use the same directory automatically.
Windows 10 version 1607 support
With version 0.6.0.4 of Winaero Tweaker, the application will not offer you tweaks which stopped working with recent changes made by Microsoft. The application is able to detect which edition of Windows 10 you are running.
Thanks to André for the assistance.
The ability to disable web search in the taskbar and Cortana
Windows 10 has a search box in the taskbar, which can be used to launch Cortana and perform the search by keyboard or by voice. Once you type something in the search box on the Windows 10 taskbar, search results show but web search results are mixed with local search results, Store apps and content from Bing. If you would like to disable internet and Store apps being searched from the taskbar, enable this option.
The ability to disable auto-restart
Windows 10 is known to auto restart your PC when it installs updates. Eventually, it restarts it on its own even if the user is in the middle of something important. Enable this option to stop it. Also, after you enable this option, it won't wake up your PC to install updates.
Thanks to my friend Rick Grunwald for his suggestions.