Here is a new version of Winaero Tweaker, which follows the release of Windows 10 version 1809. The app comes with a number of options that will be useful for this Windows version. Of course, it still supports Windows 7, Windows 8, and all the previous releases of Windows 10, and features new options and improvements for them too.
Let's start with fixes and improvements.
- I have fixed the app crash affected some users when they disable Windows Update in Windows 10. Thanks to Richard Taylor for his collaboration and reports.
- The "Elevated Shortcut" feature now allows specifying and changing the full path to the LNK file. Thanks to Michel Kempeneers for his reports and suggestions.
- The Disable Windows Security Center tray icon feature now supports Windows Security.
Now, let's review new features.
Useful features for Windows 10 version 1809 "October 2018 Update" users
A new feature allows the user to prevent Windows 10 from reinstalling built-in apps. In addition to existing functionality, Winaero Tweaker will stop the OS from re-installing built-in apps which were uninstalled by the user. Enable this option:
If you already have Winaero Tweaker installed with this option enabled, then update the app to version 0.12, and re-enable it.
Disable edge Preloading
Clipboard History context menu
A new context menu can be enabled, Clipboard History. It allows you to quickly enable or disable the cloud clipboard feature of Windows 10.
Case Sensitivity Context Menu
Windows 10 version 1809 allows enabling case sensitive mode for folders. To save your time, you might want to add a special context menu to your folders in order to enable or disable case sensitivity directly without opening a new command prompt window.
Starting with Windows Insider build 17093, there is a new way to handle case sensitive files in Windows: per-directory case sensitivity. This ability has been added to give the user better interoperability when using case sensitive files. Also, you can use it with regular Windows applications. This is really useful, especially for WSL users.
Features for all Windows versions
Here is the list of new features available in all supported Windows versions.
Disable Power Throttling
Recent Windows 10 versions come with a new feature, called "Power Throttling". It should improve the battery life of laptops and tablets on processors which support it. If some application is minimized or runs in the background, it still uses your system resources. For such apps, the operating system will place the CPU in its most energy-efficient operating modes – work gets done, but minimal possible battery is spent on that work. A special smart algorithm will detect active user tasks and keep them running, while all other processes will be throttled.
If you have issues with this feature, you can disable it using Winaero Tweaker.
Reset Local Group Policy
Using this new feature, you can reset all the changes you made with Local Group Policy Editor or manually by editing the Registry.
Customize the Libraries item in the Navigation Pane of File Explorer
Take Ownership Context Menu
By enabling this new context menu, you can quickly get full access to files and folders. It will allow you to become the owner of the files and to instantly grant full access permissions to the files or folders.
Windows Firewall Context Menu
Enable this feature to get the following context menu:
It comes with the following commands:
- Windows Firewall - opens the user interface of the app.
- Windows Firewall with Advanced Security - opens Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
- Configure Allowed Apps.
- Turn On Windows Firewall.
- Turn Off Windows Firewall.
- Reset Windows Firewall
- Windows Defender Security Center/Windows Security in Windows 10 version 1809.
If you find no use for the Timeline feature of Windows 10, you can disable it with Winaero Tweaker 0.12.
Feel free to post your impressions, bug reports and suggestions in the comments! Your feedback is what makes this tool great so keep it coming!
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