Two months after the previous release, I am happy to announce a new version of Winaero Tweaker. This one is a very special version of the app, because it allows you to personalize the user experience and make it truly yours thanks to new user interface options. It also comes with plenty of new tweaks and bug fixes.
Winaero Tweaker 0.7 allows you to choose which tweaks to display in the left area. If you are not happy to see a lot of tweaks in the left pane, go to the View menu - Select visible tweaks:
In the next dialog, uncheck the items you don't want to see. You can have a very streamlined appearance and hide all the tools and pages that you never use. Here is an example of all the pages hidden in the app and only the Alt-Tab Tuner showing:
Here is another example where I have hidden all the pages in Winaero Tweaker except the page to create administrator shortcuts. It looks almost as if it's the standalone Elevated Shortcut app:
The user interface for bookmarks was also refined. Now bookmarked pages are displayed in the left pane for faster access. The page for managing bookmarks also got some visual updates.
If you are not happy with this change, here is how to restore the previous behavior.
- Go to View - Select visible tweaks.
- Untick "Bookmarks".
Now the bookmarks node will be removed from the left pane but you can access the older Bookmarks page by using the toolbar button just like the previous version of the Tweaker.
Fixes in version 0.7
Here are a couple of bug fixes I made to the app:
- Action center always open - the reset to defaults button now works.
- When a category page is focused, the View menu can be used to change the view in addition to the toolbar buttons.
New tweaks included in Winaero Tweaker 0.7
Ability to edit OEM information:
You can read about this feature in detail here.
Make the taskbar remain visible when the virtual touch keyboard appears on the screen. By default, the Touch Keyboard appears on top of the taskbar hiding it.
Add a file hash context menu.
Prevent Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT.exe) from being offered and installed via Windows Update.
You can easily disable jump lists in File Explorer and the Start menu.
Added the User Accounts desktop context menu.
Added a HomeGroup desktop context menu.
Added a Bluetooth desktop context menu.
You can make the "Open in new process" context menu command always visible.
For Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, I added the ability to disable the yellow warning overlay icon for the network item in the notification area (system tray). Unfortunately, this trick doesn't work in Windows 10.
Added a tweak to kill not responding tasks from the Desktop context menu.
That's it. If you find any bug, feel free to report it.
If you have any suggestions about the user interface changes, please leave a comment. Let's make the application better together.