Desktop Enhancements


The Digital Desktop Clock is a simple Windows desktop clock with different themes and customization. Made on multiple user request, in memory of the Windows 98 SE clock, which was used for the time and date settings. Made on multiple user request, with the thought of the lock screen clock, which appears in Windows 10 / 8.1 at login, showing the time and date when logging in the left corner, so that the similar clock appears on the Windows desktop.
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The classic desktop clock is a simple yet beautiful Windows desktop clock with different themes and customization. It really is a very decorative desktop clock that displays the local time on the desktop. The basic functions: overall transparency, size adjustment, as well as the selection of different Clock Themes, are available and can be customized.
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TTclock offers two display modes: pure clock display and control panel. In clock display mode the background is either fully transparent (only visible on mouse hover), or permanently visible as a semi-opaque rectangle (see settings). When started TTclock makes sure it will show within the desktop bounds. On alarm the control panel is brought to the foreground. TTclock does not show in the task bar, but keeps an icon in the system tray.
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DS Clock
DS Clock is a free digital desktop clock that displays variable date and time information built from the format string. The program allows you to fully customize its look and feel. You can select any combination of date, time, and time zones, insert any text, pick custom colors and fonts, set custom sound to play at the top of the hour, play real Westminster chimes, etc. DS Clock can synchronize your computer's clock with Atomic Time Servers.
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Digital Clock 4
Beautiful very customizable clock. Features: skins; zoom; signals (alarm + every hour signal); any clock color; texture instead of color; plugins; multilingual support (system locale will be detected automatically).
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CountDownClock can count up and down a time interval or show system clock. Features include transparent timer, font and colors can be changed, configuration can be saved and loaded, close on time up, some command line parameters, beep on time up, drag timer, and it's a portable program (no installation needed).
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The Aero Clock is a simple but at the same time beautiful desktop clock with alpha transparency. This Windows program can be used as a portable avert. This very decorative desktop clock shows the local time at the Desktop. The basic functions: total transparency, size, setting, and the selection of the Clock-texture or the appearance are available.
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For quick creation of desktop notes on the Windows desktop, with beautiful random options and various customization options. Features: Multiple themes for desktop notes; Random background and text color; Optional transparency of desktop notes; Changeable in size; Custom background color.
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ColorConsole is a good alternative (extension) to the standard Windows operating system command prompt console. The program has a nice interface, there are customization for fonts and background from the selected colors, the fast switch for example the directory tree, export sessions in the HTML file or RTF document and much more.
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Start Killer
Start Killer removes the Start button from your taskbar. When you run Start Killer it remove the Start button from taskbar and give you additional space on taskbar, when you close Start Killer the Start button is again shows. Though the Start Button is removed, you can still open Start Menu using CTRL+ESC or WIN key.
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Tzedit is a freeware utility that allows you to edit time zone information in Windows. All parameters can be edited such as time zone name and information, time zone location on the world map (MapID), Microsoft Time Zone Index, MUI strings for time zone name and Dynamic DST settings. This utility works on any version of Windows from Windows 95 to Windows 8.
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DesktopSnowOK is a lightweight portable Windows program for fun, showing snowflakes of different style at your desktop. It does not have to be installed and can be executed from the desktop easily. It features low CPU usage, adjustable speed, several flakes textures (bitmaps), optional alpha transparency, and optional deactivation by mouse movement or keyboard input, optional translation feature, portable, and multilingual.
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VSLogonScreenCustomizer is a special program designed to personalize logon screen for Microsoft Windows Vista/7. Administrator rights are required when working with VSLogonScreenCustomizer. Supported image formats: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP and WMPhoto.
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With InstantLogonChanger always have your Windows 7 logon background the same as your Desktop wallpaper or set it to any other image or color without any security prompts or changing system files. JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, or TIFF image formats are supported. You can fill, fit, stretch, tile, or center your image and change background color for images that are too small to fit the screen.
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Font Tools

dp4 Font Viewer
dp4 Font Viewer is a freeware for Windows for viewing and managing fonts.
- displays all fonts in any folder in OpenType (OTF), TrueType (TTF) or Collections (TTC) format
- has its own render engine with 256 subpixel anti-alias
- filters for font type / class / width / weight
- choose between ASCII or glyph display, it is possible to enter your own text
- shows unicodes and keys
- simple management functions - install, delete, display font information
- multi language executable - german and english
- list sub folders
- print function for single font and for complete font list
- no installation required, very small program.
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Glyphr Studio Desktop
Font design has a high barrier of entry. Professional font design programs are very complex, and/or quite expensive. Glyphr Studio is streamlined and made for font design hobbyists... and it's free!
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FontViewOK creates a quick visual overview of all installed fonts. The problem is well known: Only the written form is remembered, but the name is forgotten. Here FontViewOK can help. The program creates a quick visual overview on all installed fonts and helps to compare the font.
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Icon Tools

Folder Painter
FolderPainter is a freeware that lets you color your Windows explorer folder color and change it from the default yellow color. Using this application, you can assign any color to your frequently accessed folders for example your financial folder can be green (like money) and your tasks folder can be red (urgent maybe?). After that No longer will you have to run your eyes over many folders to access your favorite folder. Having a different color will make the folder stand out, so that you can open it quickly.
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Desktop Restore
This tiny application operates as a Shell extension. It records the layout and positions of icons and programs on the Windows Desktop, and permits restoration of the layout. Sometimes other programs will switch screen size and trash your layout as well. This program is an answer to this problem, and I thought other people might find it useful too.
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ReIcon is a very easy to use Portable freeware and enables you to save and restore your desktop icon layouts. If you frequently change your screen resolution to play games or use applications that require a specific resolution, you are probably familiar with the fact that your desktop icons are usually a mess after you switch back to your normal resolution. ReIcon solves this problem by allowing you to save your desktop layout and restore it with the click of a button (Or just with Right-Click (Context) Menu). Set your icons the way you like them, save the layout, then just restore it later when the need arises...
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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro
Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is an icon and cursor editor with support for image layers. It can be used to create Vista compatible and 32 bit icons up to 256x256 with the help of a variety of drawing and selection tools, as well as several filters including drop shadow, remove matte, glow and others. The program also allows you to edit icon libraries and resource files, and lets you replace icons in executable files. Other features include file drag and drop, gradient styles for filling shapes and more. Greenfish Icon Editor Pro can open/save ICO, CUR, PNG, XPM, BMP, GIF (including animated) and JPEG formats as well as ANI files and animated cursors.
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IconSort is a small utility that can store/restore the position of the icons in the desktop of Windows. IconSort is very useful if you changes frequently between different video resolutions or if your icons simply gets ramdomly disorder. IconSort is free and Open Source.
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IconViewer is a shell extension, a plugin for Windows Explorer. When you open the Properties box for a file containing icons, an extra Icons tab will appear. Clicking on this tab brings up the IconViewer property page, and it lists the icons that the file contains.
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- Save and Restore Icon positions for each (or every) screen resolution
- Transparent icon backgrounds or use any color
- Select any color for icon text
- Automatically hide icons when you don't need them and show them when you do
- Automatically or manually select the best color for the text background
- Quickly minimize all windows so that you can see your desktop wallpaper.
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ICU - Icon Configuration Utility
Restore your desktop when the icons get 'rearranged'.
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Save and restore the positions of icons. DesktopOK is a small but effective solution for user that have to change the screen resolution often.
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JPEG Saver
JPEG Saver is an image displaying screen saver, a bit like the Windows XP 'My Pictures' screen saver or the 'Photos' screen saver on Windows 7. JPEG Saver has quite a few more features and options than either of those though: The delay between images is configurable from one second to 24 hours; There are several display modes for choosing the order that images are displayed in; Interactive option for controlling the screen saver like a slide show; ...
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No Screen Saver
Have you ever had a room full of people in a conference room watching a vendor presentation via a web conference… when your screen saver kicks-in, your computer locks, and you have to scramble to enter your password? 'No Screen Saver' was designed to avoid such problem. 'No Screen Saver' works by automatically moving the mouse cursor very slightly every minute. By simulating this user action, it prevents your system's screensaver from starting. It also prevents your system from entering the idle state, making it look as if you were still at your computer even after you have been long gone.
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Screen savers can be useful, too! Install UsefulSaver to monitor useful information on your computer such as CPU activity, disk activity, disk space, processes, and more. A slideshow feature is available for multi-monitor system, ScreenWash to prevent LCD burn-in, and customizable quotes and colors.
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Shell & Desktop Management

The ultimate extensions for Windows Explorer or: what Microsoft forgot to implement in the Windows Explorer. StExBar provides many useful commands for your everyday use of Windows Explorer. And you can add as many custom commands on your own as you like. The commands are not just available from the toolbar, but also via hotkeys and via a context menu!
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TortoiseHg is a Windows shell extension and a series of applications for the Mercurial distributed revision control system. It also includes a Gnome/Nautilus extension and a CLI wrapper application so the TortoiseHg tools can be used on non-Windows platforms.
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This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8/10 and a better visual rendering. This fork supports: Splitting Tabs into views (horizontally and vertically); Grouping views; Windows Vista aero glass theme; Windows 7 jump list; Windows 7 wallpaper positions and slideshow; Windows 8 wallpapers on dual screen; Zooming with Ctrl-Mouse; Quake style console animation; Strict monospace font rendering; Settable opacity of text background color; Full screen; High DPI (per monitor); Localization; Snippets; Workspaces; and more...
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Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extend the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example: If you install WinZip on your computer, you'll see a special WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system. The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension.
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With WindowTop you can pin any window on top of other windows, enable window transparency (so you can see through the window) and even click through transparent window. WindowTop also comes with exclusive features such as 'Shrink Window' - an innovative way to minimize windows, and the Dark/Reading Mode.
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RBTray is a small Windows program that runs in the background and allows almost any window to be minimized to the system tray by:
- Right-Clicking its minimize button
- Shift-Right-Clicking on its title bar
- Using the Windows-Alt-Down hotkey
Note that not all all of these methods will work for every window, so please use whichever one works for your needs.
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File Extensions Shell
File Extensions Shell is a file type associations viewer, file finder, mass file extension changer, and file processing framework. It represents the file extensions as files and exposes its functions through the Windows shell facilities. File extension description is a regular file which conveys information about a certain type of file. An extension description file has extension .filext (not shown in Windows Explorer), and its name matches the extension of represented file type.
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PyCmd is a smart command prompt extension for Windows' cmd.exe; its purpose is to emulate a few power features of UNIX shells (decent Tab-completion, persistent history, etc.) Features: Smart Tab-completion (similar to e.g. bash); Searchable, persistent command history; Enhanced editing (copy/paste, undo, emacs key bindings); History of recently visited directories.
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File Meta
Allow the use of File Meta when there is already a property handler installed. The existing property handler is used to read existing metadata, but all new or updated metadata property values are written to the alternate stream store used by File Meta. The existing Preview Panel and Details properties are used as a starting point to which any other properties desired can be added.
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ShimExt is a right click context menu that provide these file/folder operations: Copy the full path of the selected file or folder to the clipboard; Copy the selected file or folder to the same folder with a datestamp; Rename the selected file or folder with a date stamp.
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Easy Context Menu
Easy Context Menu lets you add a variety of useful commands and tweaks to the Desktop, My Computer, Drives, File and Folder right-click context menus. This enables you to access the most used Windows components quickly and easily. Simply check the box next to the items you wish to add. Once added, just right click and the select the component shortcut to launch it.
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KDE Mover-Sizer
KDE Mover-Sizer is a background application that emulates the behaviour of KDE, which is a rather good Linux desktop environment. Essentially, you hold down the Alt key, and Left-click to move a window, Right-click to resize it; and from anywhere inside the window. That's it. And once you use it for a few minutes, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
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Emerge Desktop
Emerge Desktop is a replacement windows 'shell' (the desktop environment normally provided by Windows Explorer). In order to replace Windows Explorer as a shell, it provides a system tray (the area that collects the icons collected at the lower right corner in Explorer), called emergeTray. It will also provide access to the users programs (normally accessed with the windows 'start' button) via a right-click on the desktop, via emergeCore.
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Taking ownership of files or folders is not a simple task. Whether you use the GUI or the command line, it takes far too many steps to take ownership of files or folders. Rizonesoft Ownership will add a 'Take Ownership' option under the Explorer right-click menu that will handle all the steps for you. This menu option is used to modify the Discretionary Access Control lists (DACLs). Simply put, it unlocks or gets ownership of a file or folder.
Note: After you have taken ownership of the item, you may still need to allow your user account Full Control of the item before you will have permission to access, modify, or delete it.
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SKTimeStamp is a very simple shell extension which adds a new tab to the Windows Explorer properties dialog. On that new tab, you can change the file/folder date and time.
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FileMenu Tools
FileMenu Tools is a free application which lets you customize the context menu of Windows File Explorer.
The main features are the following:
- Add some built-in utilities that perform operations on files and folders.
- Add custom commands which run a specific action.
- Configure the 'Send to...' submenu.
- Enable/disable commands which are added by other applications to the context menu.
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ShellMenuView is a small utility that display the list of static menu items that appeared in the context menu when you right-click a file/folder on Windows Explorer, and allows you to easily disable unwanted menu items. Notice: Some of the menu items in the context menu of Explorer are created dynamically using shell extensions. In these cases, you can use the ShellExView utility to disable them.
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Desktop Zoom
This Application is like loupe (magnifying glass) and can enlarge the portion of the Windows screen. It is easy to change position (Left-Button Hold + Moving) and size of zoom window (Right-Button Hold + Moving) and zooming level (Wheel-Button) with mouse. It can invert and filter colors also rotate the image.
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Folder Size
Folder Size for Windows adds a new column to the Details view in Windows Explorer. The new column shows not only the size of files, but also the size of folders. It keeps track of which folders you view, and scans them in the background so you can see complete size of all files within the folder. It's very useful for cleaning up your disk. Once you get used to having that information available, a directory listing simply looks incomplete without it!
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AutoHideMouseCursor is a small portable Windows application that allows you to hide the mouse cursor, if this does not move. Automatically hide the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer, it is the right desktop tool when the cursor is too annoying to them, such as when working with word processing programs because often when you enter the text cursor is in the way and obscures the text. Thus one has a clear view on the text, or other programs, you can try this freeware tool though, as no installation is required, you can also delete it if not satisfied very quickly, without leaving traces on the computer.
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AlwaysMouseWheel is a handy utility designed to enable you to scroll via mouse wheel over inactive windows. It allows you to scroll even if the window is not in the foreground i.e. focused. The program allows optionally bringing the wheel window to the foreground. So you save a couple of clicks, or switching between windows.
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StreamInfo Shell Extension
StreamInfo Shell Extension is a Windows Explorer shell extension that displays all NTFS streams and their sizes as a property-sheet of a specified file. Since shell extensions are platform-specific there are two dlls, one for 32bit Windows and one for 64bit Windows.
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Viva Start Menu
In Windows 8, Microsoft has replaced the Start Menu with a new Start Screen filled with flashy 'Live Tiles'. The new interface is cool and has a wow-factor, but not everyone is ready to get rid of the start menu. Viva Start Menu gives you the power to restore the start menu on Windows 8.
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PointerStick is a portable tool that presents on the Windows Desktop a virtual pointer stick, for example for Presentations to highlight the current mouse position and the emphasis on presenting will be better. The use of the virtual pointer stick is ideal for projectors (Beamer) and larger LED/LCD screens.
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DesktopRefresh refreshes your desktop to make the effects of a registry change visible instantly. The Windows desktop changes after certain changes had been made to Explorer's registry entries.
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ShellTools is a collection of free Unicode-aware Windows shell extensions. It adds some new useful commands like Resize image, Install/Uninstall/Load/Unload font, Copy size, Copy path, Show hidden files, Show file extensions, File note, Refresh icons etc to right-click menus in Windows Explorer.
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7 Taskbar Numberer
If you want to use the keyboard to switch from one Windows 7 application to another, you could press Alt+Tab repeatedly, cycling through all your programs until you reach the one you need. 7 Taskbar Numberer solves this problem by numbering sequentially, left to right. This is a tiny utility that will add number overlay to buttons that appear in the taskbar so you can easily identify which key you need to press in order to jump to a particular program.
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OneLoupe is required to view everything on the screen enlarged. Simple and easy to use, the small Magnifier is always ready when you need it to view all fine details, even the small print in the I-Net to decipher. OneLoupe is very practical and user-friendly. And it is virtually no burden on the system, an installation is not required. Once placed on the desktop, it is always ready for use.
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AquaSnap Personal Edition
AquaSnap is a free software that greatly enhances the way you can arrange windows on your Desktop. It gives you the possibility to snap windows to the edges or to the corners of the desktop simply by dragging and dropping them where you want. AquaSnap is a great replacement for the Aero Snap and Aero Shake features of Windows 7 and is compatible with every Windows versions and consumes very little memory and CPU.
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The WOW64Menu application was developed to be a small tool will allow you to use shell context menu of 32-bit applications on 64-bit editions of Windows. It adds 'Show WOW64 Menu' command to context menu of objects on Desktop and in Windows Explorer. When choosing this command a new context menu including 32-bit applications will be shown.
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FreeSnap allows you to instantly resize any window edge to the corresponding screen edge. Want that window to touch the right edge of the screen? Press and hold the left 'Windows Key' and press the right arrow. It's just that simple. The number-pad keys work as well, regardless of the NumLock state.
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KillKeys disables specified keys, preventing programs from picking them up. They then effectively become dead keys that does nothing while KillKeys is enabled. The default behavior is to disable both windows keys and the menu key when in fullscreen windows to prevent accidentally pressing them when playing games. You can configure KillKeys to block any key you wish.
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MOBZRuler is the .NET successor to gRuler (previously known as DXRuler). Very simple but surprisingly useful tool that displays a grid on screen. Great for lining up screen elements, measuring screen distances etc.
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MOBZoom is a very lightweight yet powerfool zoom tool. Start it up, move the mouse around and view the area around it in the main MOBZoom window, then capture the zoomed image and save it to the clipboard or to file in a variety of formats (even as Windows icons - which is something special!).
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See Through Windows
Press a hotkey to make the current window transparent, allowing you to see through it! Press hotkeys to minimize/maximize the current window, or to send it to another monitor (like Windows 7, except also if you don't have Windows 7).
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Python Windows Tiler
A small simple tiler for Windows written in Python, using the pywin32 modules.
- Tiling window management
- Workspaces
- Per monitor tiling
- Low use of resources
- Ergonomic VI-based hotkeys
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Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac.
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Zorro is a utility to completely blank the screen except for a rectangular area selected by the user. This is especially useful for watching videos on your computer without being distracted by other programs.
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FileBox eXtender
FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes.
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VistaSwitcher is an elegant and powerful task management utility for Windows OS. Once installed, it replaces the default Windows Alt-Tab dialog with a nice box that shows a list of all running tasks, with their names and preview snapshots, and enables the user to take actions on them using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts.
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7 Taskbar Tweaker
7 Taskbar Tweaker enables you to tweak your Windows 7 taskbar.
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Link Shell Extension
HardLinks provide the ability to keep a single copy of a file yet have it appear in multiple folders (directories).
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A new piece of featured art as your desktop background every day. All artworks are available in Ultra-HD 4K resolution.
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Set Wallpaper
A lightweight and portable utility that will change the desktop wallpaper of your Microsoft Windows system to a plain blue color (FF00499C) and add information about your system.
The information displayed is:
- Computer Name
- the user name and the Domain name
- the operating system version, 64-bit if applicable, and the service pack level
- a list of up to 5 IP addresses.
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Bgcall is a nonresident wallpaper changer that is launched from the Windows startup. (It exits soon after changing the wallpaper at the Windows logon.) Other features are multiple monitors support (individual wallpaper setting), calendar display (merge into wallpaper), manual wallpaper setting, etc.
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Viorb Monitor
Monitors CPU and RAM usage in percent and Upload and download speed. Internet Speed Meter widget shows upload and download speed. CPU and RAM Meter widget show the usage of RAM and CPU usage. This two simple widget has ability to move any where in the screen resolution and and has transparent mode. If we activate transparent mode then it show only the speed of uploading and downloading and usage of CPU and RAM. Has ability of changing font, font sizes, font styles.
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