Winaero Tweaker

After years of development, I decided to release an all-in-one application which will include most options available in my free Winaero apps and extend it as much as possible. I would like to introduce Winaero Tweaker - universal tweaker software which supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Note: the set of available options will depend on the operating system version you are running.
Version 0.17.1 is released on May 21, 2020.

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I got tired of having to take ownership and grant administrator privileges for protected Registry keys and files during the various tests I perform on my Windows PC. I coded ExecTI, a lightweight, tiny software, which allows you to execute a program as TrustedInstaller, then you are able to access protected resources like certain Registry keys and files owned by TrustedInstaller.

Context Menu Tuner

Context Menu Tuner is an application which allows you to customize Explorer's context menu in Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

More screenshots are available below.
Latest version is, see the change log below.

Unlike other tools, it provides you the following options:
  • Ability to add ANY Ribbon command to the context menu of any file, folder, desktop or/and specific file type. This includes even commands which are not added to the ribbon by default.
  • Ability to add a custom command to the context menu of any file, folder, desktop or/and specific file type. You can specify the title and icon for the context menu item and add command line arguments for the application you use.
  • For every menu item you added you can additionally specify the following:
    • position: top or bottom;
    • separator: you will be able to add a separator before or after the context menu item;
    • you can prevent the context menu item from being the default action;
    • you can tweak the context menu item to be shown only if SHIFT key is pressed on the keyboard.

Winaero Theme Switcher

Winaero Theme Switcher is an application which allows you to change a Windows theme from the command line. It has GUI:

Version 1.1 is available. See the change log below.
But it is primarily intended to be used with the command prompt or in a batch file where you want to automate the applying of a custom theme.
The syntax is as follows:

Ribbon Disabler for Windows 10 and Windows 8

Yet another tool that i have initially created for Windows 8. Its Ribbon Disabler.

The latest version is 4.0, now supports all Windows 10 versions including version 1903 "May 2019 Update".

Ribbon Disabler is compatible with all Windows 10 versions, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.
Note: If you have upgraded your OS from an earlier Windows release, please download Ribbon Disabler 3.0 first and then use it to disable the Ribbon. Don't use previous releases of Ribbon Disabler, or you will end with a black screen.

Ribbon Disabler will allow you to disable Ribbon in File Explorer and preserve Paint and Wordpad working. Aslo it has an option to restore ribbon.
There is no system files what will be modified by this tool.Since version 2 the Ribbon Disabler modifies your explorerframe.dll but makes backup. It is safe.
Here is example of Explorer without Ribbon:


OneClickFirewall is a small app which will give you the ability to block any app from accessing the Internet. It integrates with the Explorer context menu. All you need to do is right click the application you want to block and select "Block Internet Access".
Latest version:


SimpleSndVol is the simple application what sits in your system tray near the clock and provides some useful and fast ways to control your sound volume and balance.

Here is the list of features:
  • Easy access to sound balance with one click.
  • Global hotkeys to change or mute volume.
  • Change sound volume with mouse wheel/scroll. Hover tray icon and scroll up or down. Very useful.
  • Middle click on tray icon will mute the sound.
  • Several nice icon sets for tray.

Latest version is, see the change log below.

Personalization Panel for Windows 10

Personalization Panel for Windows 10 is a brand new app from Winaero which I created to bring back the familiar user interface for personalizing Windows 10. It restores the options which were removed from the desktop context menu and replaced with the Settings app.
The latest version is 2.2. Please upgrade your Personalization Panel for Windows 10. See the change log below.


AeroRainbow is the software that can change the color of Aero windows depending on your desktop background's color, or by a predefined list of colors. It can also randomize the colors. Initially, it was designed for Windows 7 to add a more personalized touch to your desktop. Since version 2.7 you can use AeroRainbow in Windows 8. Starting with version 4.0, AeroRainbow supports Windows 10.

AeroRainbow 4.1 is available. Please upgrade your app.

Startup Sound Enabler for Windows 8

Earlier this year, we covered how you can get back the Startup sound played during logon in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It requires you to complete several steps manually which can be quite tedious for some users. A number of our readers had issues following all the steps correctly.

So to make things simple, I decided to create Startup Sound Enabler for Windows 8. This app will allow you to assign a startup sound with just one click! It does the job of creating the script with the sound you pick and setting it up in Task Scheduler automatically.
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