Winaero Tweaker 0.5 is out now. This new version comes with a lot of changes you will definitely like. I worked hard to incorporate changes as per the feedback I got. Let's see the application change log in detail.
The main long-awaited change is the merging of This PC Tweaker. Now you will be able to customize which folders appear inside This PC/Computer folder in File Explorer using Winaero Tweaker. You can remove any pre-defined folders like Desktop, Videos etc, and add ANY custom folder you want.
Additionally, you can add shell locations to your This PC/Computer folders. For example, you can add there Action Center, Godmode (All Tasks) folder, any Control Panel applet and so on. This improves ease of access to various items from File Explorer.
To access these options, go to Appearance\Customize This PC Folders (or Customize Computer Folders, on Windows 7).
Since this feature supports Windows 7 too, you will be able to add custom folders inside the Computer folder in Windows 7 and make Explorer look like in Windows 10 or Windows 8. This is really useful.
Actually, I re-used the code from This PC Tweaker only partially. Most of the code was almost completely rewritten. Now folders will be added per-user, it does not perform registry ownership changes and works faster and is more stable.
Note: This PC Tweaker's customizations are not compatible with Winaero Tweaker:
- You will not see folders you added through This PC Tweaker in Winaero Tweaker.
- You will not be able to restore items removed using This PC Tweaker using the new option of Winaero Tweaker. To migrate properly from This PC Tweaker to Winaero Tweaker, press Reset defaults in This PC Tweaker and then customize your folders using Winaero Tweaker.
Other new features include:
The ability to disable blue arrows overlay icon with one click, as users requested. We had a nice article about this trick here: Disable blue arrows icon on folders and files in Windows 10.
Go to Appearance - Compressed Overlay Icon to disable those icons. Since these icons are shown only on Windows 10, this option of Winaero Tweaker is accessible only on Windows 10.
Do this for all current items
Using this option, you can enable "Do this for all current items" checkbox by default in the file operation conflict dialog. That checkbox is present in the copy/move file confirmation dialog or in the conflict resolution dialog. The following article describes the tweak in detail: Set Do this for all current items checkbox by default in Windows 10 copy dialog.
This option works in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Chkdsk Timeout at Boot
If your disk drive partition was marked dirty due to an improper shutdown, or due to corruption or bad sectors, Chkdsk runs automatically while Windows is booting to fix any drive errors. Here you can set the timeout before Chkdsk starts and the "Press any key to cancel..." text disappears. So you will get some time to cancel the disk check.
More details about this tweak can be found HERE.
This option is available in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Winaero Tweaker also comes with a bugfix. On high DPI screens, the toolbar becomes messed up. I fixed this issue.
Also, items in the left pane of Winaero Tweaker are now sorted by alphabet. This makes it look nicer and you can find the required item more quickly.