The latest WingetUI gets a new UI, faster loading performance, and more.


Sian Sen


Apr 29, 2023 03:34 EDT

WingetUI Discourse Packages page

WingetUI, a third-party GUI utility tool for managing CLI package managers like Winget or Scoop, received its latest update today. The new update, version 1.7.0, adds a new interface that allows users to ignore updates, pin packages, among other things. This release also has improved caching which means package loading times are much faster. There are many other improvements in this release.

You can find the full changelog below:

New features:

  • A new interface is available to ignore updates. It allows:
    • Pinning packages
    • Skipping the package version.
    • Viewing and removing single packages from the blacklist
  • There is a new section in the Package Details window that allows to customize the install:
    • All options are under collapsible widget.
    • User can edit:
      • Architecture to install
      • Installation environment (user or machine, local or global, etc.)
      • Version to install (can automatically blacklist packages when installed, so older versions are not updated when installed manually)
      • Custom parameters to pass to the installer. There is now a text box to do this.
    • The command label has been improved to adapt to the new options and toggles.
  • Information has been reworked:
    • To make accessing quick actions easier, notifications will now display buttons on them.
    • Notifications can now be enabled/disabled depending on their category.
  • A new, system-integrated share popup has been implemented.
  • Administrator preferences have been reworked:
    • Package managers can be automatically elevated.
    • The user has the option to cache administrator rights.


  • The WingetUI interface has been improved:
    • Context menus have more options and are more organized.
    • Toolbars show more relevant actions, removing some redundancy with context menus.
    • Scrolling has been improved, featuring:
      • Smooth mouse scrolling
      • Improved support for keyboard scrolling
      • Back to top buttons.
    • The launch popup has been improved.
    • TreeWidgets StyleSheets have been optimized to use available window space more efficiently.
    • Transparency has been reworked throughout the interface, in a way where the interface is now much more responsive.
  • Chocolatey support has been improved:
    • Installations will no longer show a 20 second delay.
    • More information is available in the Details window.
  • Scope support has been improved:
    • Packages are now cached, so loading times are significantly faster.
    • More information is available in the Details window.
    • Improved error handling on pre-installed updates.
    • Improved auto-elevation on uninstalls.
  • Wingt support has been improved:
    • Packages are now cached, so loading times are significantly faster.
    • Improved error handling on pre-installed updates.
    • “Unknown” updates are now properly handled (thanks to the skip new version feature)

You can download Wingate UI version 1.7.0 from NewWin or GitHub page.

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