Whonix Windows User Interface

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The Whonix User Interface for Microsoft Windows. Screenshots. Rationale. Build documentation. Source code. Whonix.exe

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The Whonix-Windows-Installer was designed as a simple and fast way to set-up Whonix on a system running Microsoft Windows.

To make using Whonix after the installation as convenient as possible Whonix-Windows-User-Interface, more simply Whonix.exe is provided. It is a small C# based launcher for Whonix.

Whonix-Windows-User-Interface will be installed when installing Whonix on Windows using Whonix-Windows-Installer.

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The following instructions on this page document how to build Whonix-Windows-User-Interface from source code.

For information on how to build Whonix-Windows-Installer, see Whonix-Windows-Installer.


Figure: Whonix desktop starter

Figure: Whonix user interface

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Building Whonix-Windows-UI from Source Code[edit]


  • A Windows-Machine on which to do this
  • Visual Studio Community 2015 or newer including the ClickOnce Publishing Tools (need to choose custom and select ClickOnce during installation), which may be obtained from here: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/archive.org
  • The Whonix-Windows-UI source code, which can be found here: https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix-Windows-UI


Start Visual Studio Community and click on "Open Project...". Select Whonix-UI.sln found in the highest level folder of the source you've obtained from Github. Now, click on "BuildBuild Solution". You should now find the finished Whonix.exe under Whonix-UI\bin\Debug.

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