Software update: Winaero Tweaker 1.20

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Winaero has released version 1.20 of its Tweaker program. This program contains a collection of ‘tweaks’ that can change the functionality and appearance of certain features of Windows, such as the number of rows and columns in the Alt+Tab switcher, customizing the context menu or what the extra function keys are on. do the keyboard. The release notes for this release are as follows:

What’s new in Winaero Tweaker 1.20

Initial Windows 11 support

Winaero Tweaker now supports Windows 11. I even added a new tweak that you can use on the first public build to change its taskbar size. You will find it under Desktop and taskbar > Windows 11 taskbar size.

System restore: You can create a restore point right from the app

There have always been many complaints that Winaero Tweaker does not allow you to create a system restore point from its user interface. This has changed, now you can. The new tool allows you to create a new restore point, add “create restore point” context menu, and quickly manage its options, all from one place. I tried to create a simple but effective GUI.

Disable Automatic Repair Boot loop

This was on demand for long. Finally, Winaero Tweaker will allow you disable the Auto Repair feature in Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows 8/8.1. If you are not happy to see the Automatic Repair starting each time something happens to your operating system, you can now disable it with ease.

Print Screen key sound

If you want Windows play a sound every time you press Print Screen/Alt+PrtScr keys to capture a screenshot, Winaero Tweaker will allow you to get it done with one click. Just tick this checkbox and you are good to go. You can also customize the sound. By default it will be set to the Windows Notification sound.

Windows Terminal context menus

A new set of tweaks allows you to customize context menus for the modern Windows Terminal app. You can hide the default”In Windows Terminal, open” menu entry, or add a cascading menu with profiles. The latter will allow you to open the app to the current folder with the desired profile, such as PowerShell, Command Prompt, PowerShell 7, and WSL. the same can be done as administrator using the appropriate option. Finally, you can make the menu only appear when you press and hold the Shift key.

Windows Tools context menu

In addition to the desktop shortcut for this new Start menu folder, you can add it right to the Desktop right-click menu. Both are a convenient way to access built-in administrative tools.

Windows Security context menu

Similar to the above, you can add Windows Security to the desktop context menu. It will appear as a cascading entry, so you will be able to access its pages and tools directly.

Run or modify menu for PS1 files

If you often work with PowerShell files, you will find useful the following option.

Winaero Tweaker allows you to add a cascading menu for PS1 files which include the ability to edit scripts with Notepad, PowerShell ISE, and run them with either default PowerShell version or PowerShell 7.

Other changes


  • Winaero Tweaker now recognizes Windows 10 version 21H1 properly.
  • Also, I made some changes to make the app start faster. Though there is still a room for improvements.
  • Pressing Ctrl+F in search box selects existing text

Finally, I’ve added a new toolbar button, Home, which take you back to what you set as your “Home” page in Winaero Tweaker with one click.


  • I’ve fixed the Sign-in message tweak. It had a bug which didn’t import the message text, instead using the message title twice.
  • Fixed: Winaero Tweaker didn’t export the “Display last sign-in info” option.
  • Fixed: The Desktop folder is now properly detected in the app.
  • Adjusted the Aero Shake tweak for the changed behavior in 21H1+.
  • Windows Defender tweak now detects again that Anti-tamper protection is enabled under 21H1+.
  • “Select visible tweaks” and “Import/Export” windows now close when you press the Esc key.

Version number 1.20
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website winaero
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License type Freeware
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