Most of the tweaking can be done in Windows 10 by making the changes in Registry. Winaero Tweaker is a freeware app that let you tweak the Windows 10/8/7 with a few mouse click.
Winaero Tweaker Review
The Winaero Tweaker is a freeware and portable software. When you run it, it shows the information about your PC hardware and OS, like installed operating system, processor, RAM, primary display and WEI score.
Aero Lite – Lets you enable or disable Aero Lite theme with default title bars or with white texts on title bars. It also let you set default Windows theme.
Colored Title Bars – This sub-menu help you in opting the colored title bars like in Windows 8.1. It also let you restore the default Windows 10 appearance.
Custom Accents – Here you can define up to 9 custom colors in Windows 10 which will be displayed at the bottom of Settings > Personalization > Color.
Dark Color Scheme – Let you enable or disable the dark color scheme for Windows 10 system settings and apps.
Inactive Title Bars Color – Help you to change the color of inactive title bars in Windows 10. The option “Show color on Start, taskbar, action center, and title bar” should not be enabled or you will not notice any change.
Note: if you have enabled the option “Automatically pick an accent color from my background”, the inactive title color will not follow it. It is better to disable it too.
Slow Down Animations – When this option will be enabled, you can slow down window animations by pressing and holding the Shift key. This is the animation you see when minimizing, maximizing or closing a window.
Advanced Appearance Settings
Icons – Let you customize the font and appearance of Desktop and Explorer icons.
Tip: Adjusting vertical and horizontal spacing settings require signing out and logging in back to your user account. To avoid it, you can untick “View->Align icons to grid” in the Desktop context menu and then tick it back.
If you are running Windows 10, you have to sign out and log in back anyway.
Menus – Here you can change the height and font of menus. You can reduce or enlarge it by just dragging the slider.
Message Font – It allows you can change the font of some “OK-Cancel”-like message dialogs. Unfortunately, many modern apps do not support these settings, but some like OpenVPN and Firefox still support it.
Reset Advanced Appearance – If you are not happy with changes, you can reset all Advanced Appearance options at once.
Scrollbars – You can change scrollbars width and appearance, by reducing or enlarge it.
Statusbar Fonts – You can make changes in the font of status bars, e.g. the Notepad status bar font. It will be also applied to tooltips in many apps. Note that, many apps just not support this option. For example, Explorer will ignore these font settings.
System Font – By default, Windows 10 is using the font named Segoe UI everywhere in Desktop components. It is used for context menus, for Explorer icons and so on. This option allows you to change it to any installed font.
Windows Borders – Customize the size of the window frame. You can reduce or enlarge it. In Windows 10, apply the Aero Lite theme to get borders working. It does not work with the default theme of Windows 10.
Windows Title Bars – Allows to changing the height of the window title bar and its font.
It allows you to Chkdsk timeout at boot, disables or enables aero shake, disables or enables app lookup in store, disables automatic maintenance, disables downloads blocking, menu show delay, new apps notification, windows update settings, and xmouse options.
Boot and Logon
It allows to change the boot options, default lock screen background, disable lock screen, enable CTRL + ALT + DELETE, hide last user name, login screen image, verbose login messages, etc
Desktop and Taskbar
You can make changes in balloon tooltips, battery fly out, data and time pane, disable action center, disable live tiles, disable quick action buttons, increase taskbar transparency level, network flyout, old volume control, wallpaper quality, Windows version on desktop etc.
You have options like:
- “New” Menu in File Explorer
- Encryption Context Menu
- Personalization menu
- Power Plan Menu
- Run as Administrator
- Wide Context Menus
There are other tweakings available under Windows Apps, User Accounts, Network and File Explorer.
Winaero Tweaker is a great app that provides tweaking in just a few clicks. You can download it from here.