Winaero Tweaker 0.10.2 is out

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Here is a new version of Winaero Tweaker. Again, this is a maintenance release, just to quickly fix minor issues spotted by users. Here is what's new.

Version 0.10.2 is a special release adapted to the latest Windows 10 feature update, version 1803 "April 2018 Update".

Winaero Tweaker 0.10.2 includes the following changes.


As you may already know, the HomeGroup feature is now deprecated and was removed from Windows 10 version 1803, so

  • The context menu option "HomeGroup" was removed.
  • The item HomeGroup was removed from the Navigation Pane -> Default items.

Other changes:

  • The option to remove the context menu command "Edit with 3D builder" is now hidden under Windows 10 version 1803.
  • The option "Hide Windows Insider Program Page" had a bug which made it appear as "disabled" regardless of its actual state.

Finally, Winaero Tweaker has got support for "Redstone 5".  If you are running a Redstone 5 build 17661 or above, you'll be able to customize Unix line endings support in Notepad.


I would like to say many thanks to all Winaero Tweaker users. I really appreciate your feedback and support!

Also, many thanks to Twitter user @KB0000001 for his suggestions and reports regarding version 0.10.2.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

48 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker 0.10.2 is out”

  1. misspelt word in Winaero Tweaker: Disable Downloads Blocking: mouse over pop-up tip: explorer misspelled, as epxlorer.

  2. Hi Sergey thanks for the update its been a while that i’m waiting a fix for this the clock text color is black instead of white i’m using aero lite theme and small taskbar icons (it works with large icons show the text in white)

  3. As you know that MSFT has added new folder “3D Objects” in file explorer can I remove that folder from the ‘This PC’ with this update???

  4. Norton Antivirus online supplied by CenturyLink will stop the installation of Version 0.10.2 is a special release adapted to the latest Windows 10 feature update, version 1803 .
    Will you be contacting Symantec to figure out what is wrong?

    1. No. I won’t waste my time on Symantec.
      They were blocking my AeroRainbow app for no reason.
      Their software is just bloated crap.

  5. Thanks for updates.

    Just wondering if i unistall winaero will it revert changes i’ve made back to default?

  6. Hello!

    Latest Windows update doesn’t play well with shortcut arrow replacement: the icon background isn’t transparent but appears white. (The icon I want to use hasn’t changed and worked OK with the preceding Windows version.)

    – reboot file explorer (of course);
    – reboot machine.

    “Classic arrow” is OK, though.

    Win10 home x64, v. 10.0.17134 build 17134

    And thanks to the developers for this awesome tweaker!

  7. Please upgrade in the next version 10.03! A command line, which offers the option of “Increasing command lines in Windows 10 context menus!”

    It will help a lot because at the moment context submenus can only have 15 lines! Thank you

  8. Can you please look into X-Mouse on 1803? The settings don’t stick and they revert back to disabled on restart.

    Awesome tool! Thanks!

  9. I just got the update have not had a chance to play with it yet, I have been wondering though and thought it would be sweet if winaero tweeker allow the installation of new sound schemes for win10. the stock stuff is pretty lame and it would be cool to have an easy way to install complete sets of new sounds. just a thought , keep up the great work.


  10. Just updated to the new Windows. WinAerotweaker does its thing on most things but at some (apparently random) point, it simply eliminates itself; deletes the .exe and the desktop shortcut. Was able to twice reinstall it — but now, it will not install. Fails with ‘access denied’ error even when the directory has been deleted. On install, some items are copied to the directory — but (I think) it’s the main .exe that won’t copy. Is this some kind of perverted MS ‘protection’ thing?

    1. Are you using BitDefender Antivirus Free? I had random EXEs “deleting themselves”, until I realised it was my aforementioned antivirus picking up false positives and moving them to quarantine without any notification. It caused folder permissions to go nuts, too. Best solution is to add any folders where you do programming work or install “hacker” type programs or portable programs to BitDefenders folder exclusion list. That means that it won’t scan those folders for viruses, but also won’t mess with your stuff.

  11. Never mind — or not — on the post awhile ago about Tweaker suddenly disappearing. Turns out Bitdefender decided it was a threat. Gave it an exemption, re-installed and all is well.

  12. The latest Windows update added back unwanted folders to “This PC,” which do not appear in “Customize This PC.” They are not removable now.

  13. I’m using Windows 10 LTSB Edition, so it’s stil on version 1607 (Redstone 1 a.k.a. Anniversary Update).

    -The context menu option “HomeGroup” was removed.
    -The item HomeGroup was removed from the Navigation Pane -> Default items.

    Is the settings completely removed or only removed for the applicable Windows version (1803 and up)?

  14. there is a small bug for the option “Taskbar Visible with Touch Keyboard”.
    it creates a DWORD “TaskbarAvoidanceEnabled”, but it should be DWORD “Enable”.

    thanks for this nice tool.

  15. Thanx for this exelent soft!
    1. Is it possible to force enable TouchPad settings in Settings app even if system thinks, that i have only mouse?
    Chineese engineers made drivers for my pad, which tells that i have only mouse.
    2. In old versions of Winaero Tweaker Title bars height was applied w/o log off. Now it want to log off every time. Is it possible to revert to old behavior?

  16. Sergey,

    I’m using Windows 10 Education (work) Build 15063.rs2_release.170317-1834.

    I upgraded tp the latest Winaero-tweaker today. I’d very much like to use AeroLite and it shows under Appearance. I can enable it and it also loads. But the taskbar and Start menus does not change to the expected color/transparency as shown here: They seem completely unaffected.

    What does change is the font color for date/time, which is set to black and is unreadable.

    I also see that in the page referenced above that the screenshot of winaero-tweaker shows two Aero Lite listings one for (default) and one for (white text). My version of winaero-tweaker (verson only shows the (default) version. Assuming this (white text) version was created because of the date/time black text on taskbar. I have an msstyles editor but I can’t figure out what object requires editing to make the text white.

  17. Hi Sergey! I love Winaero Tweaker and have been a keen user for several years. I particularly like the Xmouse options – however, I find I have to select “Enable window tracking” each time I reboot my system. (Windows raising is the same, but I don’t use that.) I’m using legal Windows 10 Pro (build 16299.rs3), but it has been this way through several Windows upgrades. (System is a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 with Core i7 processor and 8GB RAM.) How can I make this settings change stick? Many thanks, Mark

  18. Hi

    Thanks for this awesome program a must for windows 10.

    I’m looking for your advice on how to change the font colour in Windows media player.

    I changed the theme on media player but the title and artist font is black and hard to read. See here

    Do you know what to change in the registry to make the font colour white?

    Thanks very much

  19. Is it possible to fix the taskbar thumbnails for multiple monitors when multiple windows are open. Windows 7 did it fine but Windows 10 just displays the names of the windows in a list.

  20. Привет автору!Спасибо за прогу,но так как я не ас в знании английского языка,прошу добавить русский,для удобства конечно,и лучшего понимания данной программки!А так софт нудный всем)Респект!

  21. Thanks for your work, it’s awesome!!
    The latest versions of Winaero setup are now encrypted with password, so it’s impossible use as portable (without installation). Is there any reason? I don’t like install software.

    Here a screenshot.

    1. Use the ‘extract only’ option.
      There are no explicit reason for the tweaker app, but there are reasons for other packages. I use the same dev environment for all my installers, so they come encrypted :)

  22. Thanks Sergey. I didn’t remember that option. My security protocol is always unzip every installer before try install.
    The “Disable lock screen” isn’t working here since any latest Windows update. When I disable it in Winaero the lock screen is turned off, great, but if I restart is enabled again. I finally turned off using Group Policy as is explained here https://www.tеnfоrums.соm/tutоrials/90172-еnаble-disаble-chаnging-lоck-screen-background-windоws-10-а.html
    Thank you very much for your work, my windows is better since I use your software.
    Regards from Spain.

  23. Hi Sergey,
    I have installed winaero but it fails when it is run with the following message: Win32 Version: 4.7.3120.0 built by: NET472REL1LAST
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_64/System.Data/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Data.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 4.7.3056.0 built by: NET472REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Numerics/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Numerics.dll
    Is this a problem in winaero or with my computer (Win 10 home build 1803 OS build 17134.165)
    Thanks and regards,

      1. Hi Sergey,
        That was the whole message. The only extra part was:
        ************** JIT Debugging **************
        To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
        application or computer (machine.config) must have the
        jitDebugging value set in the section.
        The application must also be compiled with debugging

        For example:

        When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
        will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
        rather than be handled by this dialog box.

        It seems that to get more information, the config of the installer needs to include the jit command and I may have to set my computer to record the debugging info. (Need instructions on how to do this).



  24. I noticed that the version of Winaero Tweaker I downloaded yesterday (2018.08.08) is and ther is no blog for that and so I will post my question here. I am trying to use the XMouse Options – specifically Enable window raising. I can get it to work (although there is no button to activiate it – only a you have to log out warning)… any way no matter what I do at that point, either have Winaero Tweaker log me off or I do it my self later, after relogging back in I don’t have Window tracking active. Why doesn’t this persist?

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