[Windows] Take control of your computer with useful tweaks offered by Fresh UI

Name the last Windows operating system you used that didn’t benefit from a good ‘tweaking’. The truth is, almost every operating system runs better after you have it set up the way you want it. The problem is, opening all the different menus to make these changes, or even finding all these menus, can be tiresome. Fresh UI is a program that brings many of these tweaks to you, under one roof.

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

Main Functionality

To put it simply, Fresh UI is a program that makes tweaking your computer fast and easy. The program allows you to tweak everything from system settings to visuals and everything in between. Yes, all of these tweaks can be done without the program, but Fresh UI helps to speed up this process by offering all of these changes in one place instead of you having to hunt all over your computer for them.

Pros

  • Has many, many, many tweaks
  • Is easy to use, with ll tweaks available in one organized tree

Cons

  • All tweaks can be done without using this program — Fresh UI doesn’t offer anything groundbreakingly new
  • ‘Help’ files don’t offer much support for novices
  • Some tweaks could really mess up your system if you don’t know what you’re doing

Discussion

Everyone wants a fast running computer. We also want a computer that is set up in a way that we like. For the most part, you can make a computer do whatever it is you want it to do. However, most of us don’t know how to go about doing that. That is where Fresh UI comes in.

This is a program that dedicates itself to helping your computer not only run better but the way you want it to. Please note, this is not a ‘miracle’ program. Simply installing it won’t ‘fix’ your computer. You need to manually enable/disable/modify the tweaks and settings available in Fresh UI for it to have any affect on your computer. However, after going through the tweaks that it offers, you may be able to offer yourself a better computing experience.

Fresh UI has tweaks related to five main categories:

  • Customizing Windows User Interface (UI)
  • Optimizing system settings
  • Optimizing hardware settings
  • Customizing Windows application settings
  • Controlling user environment with policies

Of course, this program is not without its flaws. The program offers a lot of tweaks, some of which can be dangerous to your computer if not used right. Don’t expect this program to hold your hand as you go through it, either. This is obviously a program that is made for people who have a pretty good understanding of computers. Your best bet is, if you don’t know what a tweak does, don’t use it!

Also, this program does not offer you anything that you can’t do yourself (assuming you know how to do it, that is). This program is only helpful because it offers you all of these tweaks in one easy-to-find place so you don’t have to go hunting for them. That alone should be enough to warrant a download. It is free after all.

CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK

Overall, I would say that this is a decent program for people who are looking to make tweaking their computer easier. It offers tweaks for every operating system from Windows 7 all the way back to Windows 95. On the flip side of that, if you don’t understand what a tweak does, this program is not going to help you figure it out. So if you don’t understand what a  certain tweak does (whether the program says it is safe or not), I would suggest leaving it alone.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 8.85

Supported OS: Windows 95 / NT / Me / 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7

Download size: 1.55MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/43

Is it portable? No

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  1. Janet

    I installed the program and went through each setting. Only about 1% apply to Windows 7……Easier to do these few things directly in Windows because it would take too long just to find IF and WHERE this program has a W7 option for what you want. For instance, if I wanted to show or hide folders in the Control Panel (one of the few Windows 7 options), it would be easier to do it in Windows 7, where I would find lots of other options. Uninstalling.

  2. Coyote

    To answer your second question, there’s a column under each setting listing which versions of windows the setting applys to. That being said I’m not sure this program is much easier as there appears to be 100’s of settings all nested under general branches. Although I guess once you get used to it it would be quicker…

  3. Janet

    A lot of popular, reliable tweakers were made for XP. When I moved to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, a lot didn’t really relate to Windows 7, and those that did, weren’t really geared to 64-bit.

    1. Is this app really good for 64-bit?
    2. How does a tweaker work with Windows 95- Windows 7?? Things we want to tweak in 7 didn’t exist in all OS’s before Vista….and the workings of post- and pre-Vista os’s are so differently set up…..