AeroTuner is a simple portable tool that gives a custom color and tone to Windows Aero. It provides options for changing the look of Windows Aero by allowing to mix and match different colors and manage their tone to customize Aero. Users can even select custom colors for the Primary Aero color and a Glow color separately. With Aero Tuner, users can tweak color balance, blur balance, after Continue Reading →
Sunrise Seven is aWindows 7 tweak which allows customizing it in every way possible. It provides options for tweaking with UAC (User Account Control) settings, system performance and security functions, Windows Explorer, and Start menu. For instance, you can make Start menu item look like a Dell Alienware icon, disable folder options, add new items to desktop right-click context menu, etc. Sunrise seven has options for both advanced and basic Continue Reading →
Ubuntu Tweak is perhaps the best and most comprehensive tweaking application for the Ubuntu operating system. It can be used to configure Ubuntu easily for a more enhanced user experience, as it provides many useful desktop and system options that are not present by the default in the Gnome desktop environment. I have covered many Ubuntu tweak tips and tricks in numerous posts individually which you can check out here. Continue Reading →
Tiny Windows Borders is a portable application to tweak the width of Windows borders. This tool can be used with both Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems and does not require the user to log off for the changes to take effect. The reason one might wish to use this tool is that some people are simply not satisfied with the width of the default Windows borders (e.g. ~3px Continue Reading →
The Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail preview is quite a handy feature which displays the content of the active windows. As is the case with any operating system feature, people like to tweak different OS features to make them according to their desired outlook. If you wish to tweak the Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail live preview settings then you should use Aero WinShark. It is a portable tool for Windows 7 Continue Reading →
When playing PC games one can easily suffer from lags and annoying system hangs that are often attributed to strain on system resources. For example, a game can easily become non-responsive when the CPU utilization reaches 100%. There are a number of PC settings that can easily reduce these system resource drains, however, most users are simply unaware of such settings. Furthermore, it can be quite laborious to switch between Continue Reading →
Post Update: This tool no longer works with newer Windows 8 versions as it was originally designed for the Windows 8 developer’s preview. Since the inception of Windows 8, tweaking the Metro UI seems to be the top priority of Windows 8 users. Some like turning off the Metro UI, whereas, others prefer controlling the Metro user interface. Windows 8 Start Screen Editor is a portable tool for Windows 8 Continue Reading →
Ever since the inception of Unity, the most pressing question for users has been its customization. In a few previous posts I reviewed a few application that can tweak Unity settings. These include Confity, Unity Launcher Editor and Unity Plugin for Compiz Config Settings Manager. MyUnity is a comprehensive Unity tweak, which provides full customization of Unity features, including the Unity Dash, Launcher, Desk, Panel and Font.
Gnome Tweak Tool is a handy application, which enables tweaking Gnome 3 settings. Gnome Tweak Tool provides options to switch and install the gnome-shell, GTK, window, icon/cursor themes and to change the title bar fonts and icons within menu buttons. Furthermore, you can change the default font size of the Gnome shell, file manager’s desktop icons, title bar click action, shell clock settings and antialiasing.
Task Manager Modder is a portable tool for changing the look of the task manager by altering its grid lines and colors. Tweaking the Task Manager is not just fun but can also be handy for people who may be color blind, since the default task manager color is green and black.