Winaero Tweaker is out

I am happy to announce Winaero Tweaker This minor release brings major changes to the app's user interface and usability. Let's see what is new in this release.


For this version, I was focused on two things: search and bookmarks. Due to this plan, Winaero Tweaker got a reworked toolbar with a search text field and additional buttons.

Winaero Tweaker added the ability to add your favorite tweaks to bookmarks. To add the currently opened tweak page to bookmarks, press the button with the yellow star and a green plus icon. The button will remain pressed whenever that page is selected, which means that the currently opened page is bookmarked. You will find your bookmarks under the Home category. The yellow star toolbar button will allow you to open it quickly.

winaero tweaker bookmark a tweak winaero tweaker bookmarks UI controls winaero tweaker bookmarks

The next user interface improvement is the Search feature. Just type a few letters of the page name you see in the left pane inside the search text field, and it will instantly find for you all the matching tweaks!winaero tweaker search in action

You can take the focus to the search field using the Ctrl + F shortcut keys.

I moved the "Reset default" button from the bottom of the app's window to the toolbar and renamed it "Reset this page to defaults", which should be less confusing for all users.winaero tweaker reset defaults

I also added the ability to turn on bigger icons in the left pane. You can turn on big icons from the Settings dialog:winaero tweaker big small icons 2 winaero tweaker big small icons

The bug with icon colors is also fixed. For some users, some icons were appearing in 16-bit color mode. It is a bug in the C# component that I use to store icons, so I applied a workaround. This issue should not return any more.

The Enter key now opens selected items in the "Category" view. I had forgotten to code this ability. Now it is implemented.

Also, I made the following small changes besides user interface improvements:

Now it is possible to remove the "Removable drives" item from the navigation pane in Windows 10.

A new tweak will allow you to prevent Windows from blocking downloaded files from the Internet. This will save your time and you won't have to deal with SmartScreen and UAC. This tweak works in all supported operating systems:winaero tweaker downloads blocking

That's it. I hope you enjoy this release of Winaero Tweaker. Please report any bugs you find, especially in the new Search and Bookmarks features. Remember, Winaero Tweaker runs not only on Windows 10, but also Windows 8.1/8 and Windows 7.

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

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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.

4 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker is out”

  1. .
    Very nice and stable, thank you — I just tried it on XP and I got error messages but no crash, now I’ll move to my newer OS computers.

    Winaero is not just another UI tweaker — it’s own UI is an example of what Microsoft should have done, UI wise.

    Thanks again.

  2. Re Winaero 4 and old calculator. The calculator works BUT there is no ability to Drag and drop it.
    Win 10- Pro Build 17763.rs5_release 180914-1434.
    Please send fixes an/or suggestions to

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