Friday May 5 2023

The 11 best free customization apps for windows 10 and 11


Windows is a great operating system full of interesting features but most likely, you will never use many of them, or you would like to replace some others. The following applications will help you achieve your goal depending on the features and operating system each of them is aimed at.

Windows 11 Fixer


Windows 11 Fixer is a program designed to make customizing Windows 11 as easy as possible. 

It provides an easy way to customize Windows 11, change a large amount of Windows settings (including security settings), uninstall unwanted Windows software, and install more programs that you want or need.

Among others, you can customize the appearance of the taskbar, customize the right-click context menu to your liking, modify file explorer and customize file and folder options with ease, customize a wide range of windows settings , including many privacy and security settings, uninstall any unwanted Windows software, including Cortana and Microsoft Edge, install additional programs to enhance and customize Windows 11 to your liking, install the most frequently used programs, including web browsers, audio and video streaming and more. 

In conclusion, this is a great, absolutely free program that I think you should have. No installation required.



Portable utility that helps you restore your personal data and increase your security. Optimizer is highly recommended after a fresh clean install of Windows to achieve maximum privacy and security. 

Depending on the version of Windows you have, the Optimizer will also allow you to perform some specific tweaks such as speeding up your system and network performance, disabling unnecessary Windows services, disabling Windows telemetry, disabling Office telemetry (only works with 2016), disable Cortana, Windows 10 and 11 automatic updates, uninstall UWP apps and fix registry issues, remove unwanted programs that run at startup, change the Microsoft Edge download folder and add items to the desktop right-click menu.



WinSlap is a free application developed to tamper with a Windows 10 installation. WinSlap does exactly what its feature list says. App features include, disable shared experiences, disable Cortana, disable Hotspot. 

You can also choose not to show sync provider notifications, turn off the sharing wizard, show "This PC" when starting File Explorer, turn off telemetry, uninstall OneDrive, turn off activity history, disable auto install apps, feedback dialogs, Start menu suggestions, Bing search, reveal password button, disable startup sound, location, ad ID and more.

This Is Win11


Excellent free application that allows you to customize Windows 11 to your liking. It starts with a helpful introduction to what you can find in Windows, integrates a major part of the Windows 11 Settings app, lets you control and enable or disable settings with one click, and makes it possible to remove unwanted features and apps from Windows 11 like camera apps and other pre-installed apps. 

It allows you to create your own custom installation packages and allows you to automate many Windows 11 tasks based on PowerShell. In this way it is possible to enhance your privacy by disabling various options related to Windows 11 telemetry. 

If you are familiar with the previous apps (Privatezilla, Bloatbox, etc.) for Windows 10, then you will see that ThisIsWin11 app combines the best settings from those that allow you to create custom tweaks, under a GUI, for Windows 11.

Hidden Windows 10 Features


Windows 10, like previous versions of Windows, has many useful features that are hidden. These features can be enabled by editing the Windows registry. However, manually editing the Windows registry is not such an easy process. 

By using this app hidden features are available with one click. The program allows adding items such as Recycle Bin, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Printers to this computer. The context menu can be expanded by Copy to, Move to, Open with Notepad items for all files. 

This also contains features to improve Windows security by disabling autorun, disabling Windows Script Host, enabling secure login with CTRL + ALT + DELETE and more.



Completely free application that allows you to manage many of the features and functions found in the taskbar, Start menu and Windows Explorer. Very simple to use and you will see this in the user interface which contains a window and all your category options are visible. 

In the menu you will see 4 tabs. Start Menu, Task Manager and Systray, Windows Explorer and Desktop and various. You don't have to do anything more than enable or disable the options you want. Finally, it is worth noting that the program is portable, which means that you do not need to install anything.

Windows 11 Classic Context Menu


The (right click) in Windows 11 has been redesigned and retains limited entries compared to previous windows versions. 

It includes a series of icons for basic actions like copy, paste and delete, but hides some functionality you might want behind a "show more options" button that means every time you have to tap an extra option to see all the context menu options . 

However, if you wish to remove the "show more options" entry from the context menu of Windows 11 and restore the Classic Right Click Menus in Windows 11 you will have to do it by editing the registry, which however hides many risks for non-users. experienced users. 

This gap is filled by today's application since you don't need to do anything at all except press the radio button to activate the relevant setting.

winaero tweaker


Free application for Windows that includes over 50 different tools. It supports Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 7 and includes many settings with the help of which you can change classic Windows settings and customize the operating system. 

In addition, you can change the appearance of Aero colors, customize how shortcuts appear on your desktop, synchronize Aero colors, slow down the way windows move, disable screen lock, disable Aero Shake, perform boot with other login options, enable or disable UAC, enable Administrator feature and many other settings.

Explorer Patcher


Microsoft in windows 11 introduced many changes both in terms of style and the way of interacting with the operating system. Some of these changes were generally popular, but others were not. 

However, before you go back to your previous version of Windows, ExplorerPatcher could provide an alternative. Once you install it your taskbar will automatically change to look more like Windows 10. 

You can choose between the Windows 11 or Windows 10 taskbar (with label support, small icons and many customizations), disable the Windows 11 context menu and command bar in file explorer, and more. Some changes will also help you save resources if you don't have that much of a ΄΄powerful computer΄΄.

Finally, You can also run the application on Windows 10, however some of its functions may not be available. 

Before installing the application, make sure to back up your computer. After installing the program reboot. To make the desired changes run the shortcut, Properties (ExplorerPatcher)



 Absolutely free extension to add features to windows explorer Once you enable it, it installs some extra features, dramatically changing the behavior of Explorer. (Here we should note that you can add a Greek menu to the application).

You can do many things, change the color of folders, add app shortcuts, preview the contents of folders on your computer, view thumbnails of your photos by simply hovering your mouse cursor over them, also a preview of the text inside txt files without opening them and much more. 

Start by downloading the application file and extract the ZIP file. From there, proceed to install it by running the QTTabBar.exe executable file. 

You will then have to restart your computer otherwise options will not be activated. After the reboot open windows explorer, select view, and click the options icon. 

From there enable toolbars ending with QTTabBar, QT Command Bar, etc. (you can activate or close those that are not considered necessary for you).

  To proceed with further settings, click on the gear you will see to enter the application menu. From there, adjust the behavior of windows explorer according to your wishes.

 (download the files by right clicking download and then save link as)



Windows 11 has several settings options. However, inexperienced users do not know where to find most of these features, what to do with them, and which setting to enable or disable.

BloatyNosy simplifies and houses all essential settings in one app and allows you to disable and remove unnecessary features with one click. It comes with a few modules that will expand over time, similar to ThisIsWin11. 

BloatyNosy can also replace ThisIsWin11 app well and serve as a basic windows setup app.
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