Winaero Tweaker has been released

This is a surprise release of Winaero Tweaker. I found an annoying bug in the previously released version So I fixed it and added some new features in this new version Read the rest of the article to learn what is new in Winaero Tweaker

Winaero Tweaker comes with the following changes.

Bug fixed: the Reset page defaults button on toolbar did nothing. I forgot to re-assign the handler when compiled the release version Now it is fixed.

When you open Home - Information, the bookmarks button was getting disabled. This is fixed in this version too.Winaero Tweaker bookmarks button

I added three new features:

1. The ability to change wide context menus in File Explorer and on Desktop in Windows 10:Winaero Tweaker wide context menus

More details about this tweak HERE.

2. The ability to change the background image for the default lock screen.Winaero Tweaker default lock screen

More details about this tweak HERE.

3. The ability to set an Ethernet/LAN wired connection as metered in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.Winaero Tweaker ethernet metered

That's it. 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

P.S, If Wide Context Menus does not open for you, just re-download the app.


20 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker has been released

  1. Glenn and crash immediately upon opening. sometimes windows says it stopped working.
    other times windows does nothing.
    I reinstalled one drive but that didn’t help.


  2. Jose

    Sergey, the new option to wide context menus in File Explorer is not working. If you uncheck the option it does not apply the change; I’ve successfully made the change via the registry files though.

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Probably because I forgot to add the sign out request :)

  3. Glenn

    I left this comment earlier: and crash immediately upon opening. sometimes windows says it stopped working.
    other times windows does nothing.
    the good news is:
    I have been running gdipp as a service … this makes most fonts look really good …
    when I stop the gdipp service then winaero tweker and personalization10 both run without any problem.

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you Glenn.
      I will install gdipp right now will try to find what can cause such behavior.

  4. Ivan

    Another great update of a must have app. Thank you, Sergey.

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      thank you for your kind words.

  5. sa

    many error places,
    application component exception handling
    only truetype fonts are supported. this is not a true type font

    aero lite white text is black.
    or how to work

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Aero lite with white text is disabled for build 10586 and above.
      It just does not work in recent builds, thanks to Microsoft.

      Regarding to the font issue, try to select some other font.
      I will add some exception handling to the font selection procedure. Never saw such issue.
      Thank you for this report.

  6. throkr

    Thank you for this update ! :-)

    One detail : on this page (, the first line of the change log should refer to version (instead of “2”).

    One question : which tool / software do you use / advise for working on screenshots (settings arrows, etc …) ?

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author


      1. throkr

        Alright, thank you !

  7. Dave

    Hi Sergey :)

    Great App May thanks!
    I have a question regarding Winaero Tweaker

    Navigation Pane>Default Items

    Having disabled all options Except “This PC”, what I see after restarting logon is”:
    “This PC” (as expected)
    Homegroup (NOT AS EXPECTED or desired as UNTICKED).
    The other unticked items are no longer visible in Explorer (as expected and desired)

    I tried ticking ” Homegroup” and restarting logon and then unticking and restarted logon, but it made no difference. Homegroup remains. I don’t know if its relevent or not but I do not have any Homegroups.

    Is this a bug or am I not understanding something
    Many Thanks, Dave

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Can you tell me please which Windows version you are running, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10?
      And which platform, x64 or x86?

      1. Dave

        My apologies Sergey I don’t usually forget such important information.

        I am using Windows 10 Pro (x64). It was a clean full install. The version is 1511 O/S Build 10586.71

        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Interesting. I will look what could cause such issue.

          1. Dave

            Hi sergey,

            I said I am not on a HomeGroup, but my son shares my router modem both his and my connection is by LAN cable (Win 10 says by Ethernet). I do not know much about Networks and Routers Modems, so I do not know if I am technically on a HomeGroup as far as Win 10 is concerned (especially when my son’s PC is switched on and has internet access. I do know I have set all sharing and access options to each others PCs to disabled as my only desire is for us to use the same Internet connection via my Router Modem.

            My PC’s Network and sharing Centre (via the Win 10 Control Panel) says :
            Network: Private Network
            Access Type: Internet
            HomeGroup: Ready to create
            Connections: Ethernet

            When I did my attempt via Winaearo Tweaker to remove HomeGroup from my Explorer view (by unticking) my son’s PC was NOT switched on.

            I don’t know if ANY of this extra information is irrelevant or not, but I’d hate to mislead you due to my ignorance, so I am mentioning it, just in case

            Regards, Dave

          2. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

            Well it is enough information for me.
            I will re-create my home group and then try to play with the icon.

  8. Dave

    That’s good
    Thanks Sergey

  9. LoLeLiLu

    Hi Sergey :D

    Great App May thanks!

    Can you enable an option that get rid of the logon account image, leaving an empty space instead?

    Many Thanks, LoLeLiLu.


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