Windows 10 Dominator: another privacy tool

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 12, 2017
Software, Windows 10

Windows 10 Dominator is another entry in the ever growing list of privacy applications for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

Privacy tools serve two purposes: make it easier to modify settings to improve privacy, and make available settings that are not that easy to change.

The first reason is pretty much self-explanatory, the second may require some explanation. Microsoft added a subset of available settings that control privacy related functionality on Windows 10 in the Settings application and during setup.

You need to enable policies or manipulate Registry values if you want access to additional preferences.

Windows 10 Dominator

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Windows 10 Dominator is compatible with Windows 10. It is offered as a single executable file that you can run from any location without installation.

The application lists all available tweaks and settings on a single page in its interface. You need to scroll quite a bit thanks to the relatively large font that the application uses, lots of whitespace, and the number of tweaks it comes with.

Tweaks are divided into the three groups Privacy, Annoyances and Optional Protections. The first group is the largest, the two other groups are much smaller.

The program checks the status of each option and displays yes/no sliders for each preference so that you can toggle them with a click.

The following options are included in the latest version of Windows 10 Dominator:

  • Provide web results when I use the Windows search bar.
  • Let apps use my advertising ID.
  • Send Microsoft info about how I write.
  • Let websites provide locally relevant content by accessing my language list.
  • Send data about functionality issues to Microsoft (Diagnostic Tracking Service).
  • Ask for feedback.
  • Log keystrokes (WAP Push Message Routing Service).
  • Collect Telemetry data.
  • Allow this PC to connect to Microsoft telemetry servers.
  • Allow apps and services to request your location.
  • Show Skype home and advertisements.
  • Get updates from or send updates to other PCs.
  • Turn on SmartScreen filter to check web content (URLs) that Windows Store apps use.

Simply flip a switch to activate or deactivate a tweak in the application. It is recommended that you create a backup or system restore point before you make changes using the application. Also note that it has last been updated in 2016. While its tweaks work fine as far as I can tell, there is a chance that things may break in the future when new Windows versions are released.

Closing Words

Windows Dominator is a light program for Windows to make changes to privacy related Windows 10 settings. It appears to have been abandoned by its author, and includes less options than other privacy programs for Windows 10.

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  1. John G. said on January 2, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    All is better than the current ClipChamp that it’s the most useless garbage ever done. Thanks for the article by the way.

    1. Anonymous said on January 3, 2023 at 12:21 am

      Horrible company that bought out this ClipChamp trash. Microsoft no longer puts any effort into developing software; instead, they only want to use their subpar web services to con you out of more money.

  2. VioletMoon said on January 2, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    No disrespect, but educators have known about MS Photos and the ability to work with videos for four years; may want to take a look at the MS Educators Blog:

    The following link is part of the Blog:

    Here to old fashion legacy stuff: I still use Movie Maker, which runs fine on Windows 10, and PhotoStory, which has enabled me to make some awesome slideshows.

  3. Seeprime said on January 2, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Still using question marks without asking a question. That’s not professional.

  4. Paul(us) said on January 2, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    “To edit it, you need to click on ‘edit & create’ from the top. “Do you mean with Windows 10 in photo’s “Video trim”?

  5. French Fried Potaterz said on January 3, 2023 at 5:08 am

    – Video Editor:

    – DVD Authoring:

    Both are free and are not “crippleware” like most “free” offerings for Windows.

  6. Tish said on January 3, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Shaun, it really backfires to draw people’s eyes to something irrelevant. Links should have good information scent: that is, they must clearly explain where they will take users. Additionally, poor link labels hurt your search-engine ranking.

    Don’t force users to read the text surrounding a link to determine where it leads. This is both time consuming and frustrating.

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