Winaero Tweaker 0.8 is out with import and export for tweaks

Winaero Tweaker 0.8 is out! This release is very special for all users of my app. It is the first version to come with the most requested feature - you can now export your changes to a file and import them on another computer or after a build upgrade (hello, Windows Insiders). Besides this feature, there are tons of fixes and new features in Winaero Tweaker 0.8!


Say hello to the new Import/Export wizard! It is available in the menu under Tools \ Import\Export Tweaks.

It will allow you to review which tweaks to export to a file. You might want to exclude some.

Winaero Tweaker IE Wizard Export(1) Winaero Tweaker IE Wizard Export(2) Winaero Tweaker IE Wizard Export(3)

The same is true for the import tweaks procedure. It is possible to see which tweaks will be applied from the file you are trying to import, and exclude some of them if required.

Winaero Tweaker IE Wizard Import(1)

Winaero Tweaker IE Wizard Import(2) Winaero Tweaker IE Wizard Import(3) Winaero Tweaker IE Wizard Import(4)

There are some important things you need to know about import and export of tweaks in Winaero Tweaker. Please refer the following article:

How to import and export tweaks you made with Winaero Tweaker

Other changes in this release include.

Fixes

  • The tweak to disable the Extract All context menu uses a better method.
  • I've fixed a long-standing bug which made the "Open Command Prompt here" command default to Libraries. I also applied a workaround to prevent other custom context menu commands from becoming the default for any file system object.
  • The Selection Limit tweak now shows a request to sign out from your user account. It is necessary but was missing.
  • I've fixed tons of minor mistakes and made the overall source code quality much better due to refactoring I had to perform for the import and export feature.

New features

You can go to the desired Registry key with one click:

Winaero Tweaker Open Registry Key

Once you open this page in Winaero Tweaker, it will try to extract the Registry key path from the clipboard to save your time!

Manage split threshold for svchost.exe in recent Windows 10 builds.

Winaero Tweaker Svchost Split Threshold

This tweak has been requested many times by Winaero Tweaker users.

Configure Lock Screen Slideshow Duration in Windows 10.

Winaero Tweaker Lock Screen Slideshow Duration

Change the screensaver password grace period.

Winaero Tweaker Screensaver Grace Period

Remove "Restore previous versions" from the context menu in File Explorer.

Windows 10 Restore Previous Versions Winaero Tweaker

Remove the Pin to Start context menu command.

Windows 10 Remove Pin To Start Context Menu Winaero Tweaker

Remove the Pin to taskbar context menu command.

Windows 10 Remove Pin To Taskbar Context Menu

Remove the Troubleshoot Compatibility item from the context menu of File Explorer.

Windows 10 Troubleshoot Compatibility Context Menu Winaero Tweaker

Disable Error Reporting in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Winaero Tweaker Disable Error Reporting

 

A new tweak to increase System Restore point frequency. This tweak will allow you to eliminate the default limit set to 1 restore point per day and create a new restore point every time you start your PC.

Winaero Tweaker Restore Point Frequency

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

Feel free to post your impressions, bug reports and suggestions in the comments!

43 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker 0.8 is out with import and export for tweaks

  1. Shyam

    Hi Sergey! Another excellent release with even more excellent features. Thank you. :)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome my friend.

      Reply
  2. EBIN

    YES! Thank you so much for doing it!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

      Reply
  3. wagner reatto

    thank you very much.

    Reply
  4. OMC

    Thank you so much for adding split threshold for svchost.exe in recent Windows 10 builds!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome

      Reply
  5. George

    This is an important update, many thanks for your hard work!

    Reply
  6. George

    Btw resetting to default “Navigation Pane – Default Items” gives an unhandled exception error:

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

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    –snip–

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Okay, thank you!
      I will fix it, I have an idea how it can be done.

      Reply
  7. Bob

    Best release of Winaero Tweaker so far! Keep up the good work!

    Reply
  8. Ruchi

    I love this app and have installed it on my Windows 10!

    Reply
  9. Jason

    Thanks very much for the import/export tweaks feature. It’ll really help when I have a specific list of tweaks I always use on fresh installs, as often the tweak options get moved around or I just simply forget to enable some and only realize later.

    BTW, you said you made overall source code quality much better. I know this is useful mostly to yourself for development purposes, but do you have any plans to release the source code (i.e. make the tool open source)?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      If I will loose interest in the app, I upload it on my GitHub.

      Reply
  10. blogthuthuatwin10

    Hi Sergey Tkachenko
    Thank you very much!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are most welcome.

      Reply
  11. Monika

    i am using tweaker for several years, and i loved it always, now i probabely love it even more !
    You are my absolut favorit tweaktime !

    Reply
  12. jojo

    I really love the new export feature. I was always very difficulty, if not impossible, for me to configure dozens of computers the same way. This makes it much easier.
    Although there would be one thing which would make it even easier. Exporting the setting as a powershell script instead of an ini file. This way the deployment of the settings would be easier as well and you wouldn’t have to use the tweaker to import the settings again.

    I know it’s much more work to do it this way and practically means to implement the whole tweaker in powershell all over again, but i’m just saying. this would be perfect. ;)

    Anyways. Even the way it is right now is just great. I can finally deploy a predefined set of settings to a huge number of PCs in my company this way.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Can’t promise Winaero Tweaker written in PowerShell. Maybe one day, but not in near future :-)

      Reply
      1. jojo

        Just in case you do.
        Powershell is able to execute simple C# code, so you should be able to extract your methods from the tweaker app and “simply” execute them in powershell. You don’t have to rewrite everything using cmdlets.

        Sadly you can’t extract the source code out of your method bodies via reflection in order to put them into a script.

        Reply
  13. Nympho

    nice update, thank you

    but really could do with a remove pin to quick access in context menu
    and export all in the export tweaks wizard

    other than that excellent work

    cheers

    Reply
  14. George Hosten

    Thank you for this great update, Sergey!
    Fantastic work with nice important features.

    Regards,
    George

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You’re most welcome George.

      Reply
  15. Ivan

    Excellent work. Thank you very much, Sergey.

    Reply
  16. Nobody

    Thanks. Much appreciated, especially the slideshow time limiter. Prevents slow drives from overworking their needles (rest state to active every few seconds can be very bad if prolonged).

    Reply
  17. George

    Hello Sergey, would it be safe to run WinAero Tweaker 0.8 on the Fall Creators Update or is it best to wait for a new version?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It is 100% safe. It is compatible and not harmful with FCU.

      Reply
  18. toobad

    > A number of tweaks related to advanced system appearance like “System font”, “Status bar font” and so on won’t be exported.

    Eaxactly what I was waiting for and what I needed the import/export for!

    Super disappointed… :-(((((

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Okay, I will include them to import/export with the next major release.
      Sorry.

      Reply
  19. Piotr

    When Export wizard creates filename, it (probably) uses system/user date settings. So it suggest me name with “1/11/2017” inside – but slashes are forbidden in filenames :) Of course, I changed suggested filename, but you can add some ‘filename sanitizer’ :)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      This is already fixed in the upcoming version.
      Hope to release it in a few days.

      Reply
  20. George

    Not sure if “Disable Reboot After Updates” still works in the Fall Update, the option auto-disables itself when Winaero Tweaker 0.8 is restarted.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I will check it. Thank you for pointing.

      Reply
      1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

        Confirmed. There are new security restrictions applied to the task. You cannot disable/enable it any more. I am looking for a workaround.

        Reply
  21. Rens1o

    There is a problem when Quick Acces item in File Manager is removed or renamed – it starts pop-up for second time under This PC in Navigation pane or starts showing the Desktop. I can’t provide a picture of the problem, because I just reinstalled Windows to fix this bug. I want to rename this thing because in Bulgarian it’s very, very long: http://www.img-share.eu/f/images/438/ZasnemanefxPMh3F.png.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks for the report.
      Can you tell please which Windows version you are running? I will try to reproduce the issue.

      Reply
      1. Rens1o

        At the moment I’m with Windows 10 1709 Build 16299.19. The problem is present in Windows 10 Creators Update too – all builds. I will be glad to provide you more information if it’s needed. Thank you for your fast response.

        Reply
      2. Rens1o

        Note: the problem starts showing after few refreshes of the desktop or after File Manager is reopened a few times.

        Reply
        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          I will try with Fall Creators Update soon and check what I can do.

          Reply
          1. Rens1o

            Thank you very much!

  22. Rens1o

    I’ve just reported to Microsoft that is time to fix this translation, but I’m not sure if they will do something.

    Reply
  23. Rens1o

    Hello again, Sergey, here’s a picture of the problem when Quick Access item is renamed: http://www.img-share.eu/f/images/439/problemPNGpVqqpPASFloP84zaEhx91510821833.png

    Reply
    1. Rens1o

      When I used “Reset this page to defaults” it fixed the problem.

      Reply

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