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Shell Tools
Shell Tools is a collection of free Unicode-aware Windows shell extensions and utilities. This package contains updated versions of old shell extensions FontLoader, FileNote, RegisterEx, CopyURL and new ones, including nice control panel that allows you to control all the extensions in one place.

Titlebar Date-Time
Titlebar Date-Time displays the date and/or time on the right hand side of the titlebar of whatever program is active.

This utility displays the list of all special folders in your system, and allows you to easily jump to the right folder simply by double-clicking the folder item. You can also save the list of all folder paths into text/html/xml file.

File Extension Changer
File Extension Changer makes it very easy to change the extension(s) of single or multiple files.

Piky Basket
With Piky Basket, you can reduce repetitive tasks when copying/moving files and folders in Windows. Piky Basket allows you to select files/folders in to a 'basket' from different locations. Once you are done selecting, you can paste them all at once to the target folders. It also allows you to selectively paste the files to the target folder.

OneLoupe is required to view everything on the screen enlarged.

ColorConsole brings a little color to your black and white world of Windows console.

QT TabBar
QTTabBar is extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser, along with a host of other great features.

Sarbyx TrayClock
Sarbyx TrayClock is the replacement for standard Windows clock, it builds itself right into the taskbar and doesn't eat any desktop space. It includes numerous useful features that extend standard Windows clock functionality:
- to show or not current date or seconds;
- support 12 and 24 hours format;
- transparent background;
- possibility to use Winamp skins;
- 50 skins in the distribution.

Effective Desktop
Effective Desktop 1.01.245 (last freeware version)
Effective Desktop is a set of utilities to extend your Windows desktop and make it cleaner and easier to use.
With ExplorerX, you can hide unused icons in the tray notification area and change the appearance of the Start button & Start menu.
TaskbarX adds more functionality to the Windows taskbar and provides modules like calendar and clock.
WindowsX provides multiple virtual desktops to Windows.
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SideSlide is an advanced, dockable, highly configurable Desktop Extension on Steroids! Dock SideSlide to any screen edge; keep shortcuts to files, folders and URLs you frequently visit; add multiple notes, multiple, sizable, pictures, schedule reminders, save web snippets and more...Customize it to emphasize the things you use the most and make more information accessible without occupying precious screen space. By using containers you can shrink and fold, linking containers to actual folders on disk, Launch Groups that allow you to start multiple programs at once, zooming in and out of shortcuts, different colors, different size pictures, picture containers and colored notes; SideSlide is designed to make a great deal of content instantly accessible.

Gudds Desktop
Do you get bored by seeing the same Desktop wallpaper each time you logon to WINDOWS? Have you ever thought of having a tool that could change it for you? Well, Gudds Desktop is the answer. It will just sit in the system tray (next to the clock) and do its job.
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Using a virtual desktop manager is a way to organize applications over several 'virtual' desktops. For example if you use two virtual desktops you can put a webbrowser on desk 1 and by using a desktop manager 'switch away' the webbrowser and it will seem like you have a new empty workspace (desk 2) to put another application/applications on. Virtual desktops are very common in the Unix community and once getting used to this, it is very hard to manage without it.

An extremely convenient tool for obtaining necessary technical information about any window. Place a mouse cursor on a window, and WinDowse will show all parameters of the window and window class.
All parameters can be shown in hexadecimal, decimal or binary formats. Upon activation, Windowse displays a continous readout as the user moves the mouse about the screen - switching back and forth between separate or nested windows. At any time the continuous readout can be frozen by a click of the mouse, and the data for that window studied in detail. Windowse also allows results to be copied directly to the clipboard. Each field of the analysis is supplied with context-sensitive help explaining what is, and containing references to WinAPI functions.

StatBar is a freeware system status bar which provides a handy, orderly overview of your system's condition. StatBar comes with 6 different color schemes and 19 information modules, allowing you to monitor and control various aspects of your system. This includes memory, CPU and disk usages, system uptime, Winamp control, network throughput, Internet time synchronization, and more.

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