Winaero Tweaker has been released

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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.

I added three new features:

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

More details about this tweak HERE.

2. The ability to change the background image for the 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.

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.

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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.

20 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker has been released”

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 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.

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

  6. 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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