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AutoHideMouseCursor v2.61 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2018
  • 115KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

AutoHideMouseCursor automatically hides the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer. The program is useful for reducing distractions for users while reading, during presentations, or for personal preference.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideMouseCursor_p.exe or AutoHideMouseCursor_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Bug-fix when using on MS Surface Pro and Windows 10 tablets.
  • Some small adjustments.
  • Update of the language files.

Boom v1.0.32 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Boom is a lightweight and simple audio player featuring gapless playback, ReplayGain support, a convenient structured genre/artist/album/song view of the indexed files etc. The program supports most major formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, MP4/M4A (requires Microsoft codecs included with Windows 7) and WMA.

Developed by the author of foobar2000, the program includes a simplified version of it's Properties dialog that provides basic tagging capabilities.

Note: When running in portable mode, Boom will index the contents of the folder it's installed in.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download Boom.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files in the application folder and then give them the following names:
    • Boom.exe.localconfig.opt
    • Boom.exe.locallibrary.opt
  3. Launch Boom.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, OooPlayer
What's new?
  • Worked around audio stuttering on some machines running Windows 10 1803.
Latest comments
User2100 on 2014-11-29 19:45

There are lighter lightweight players with more features, but this is a single executable player that doesn't seem to "cheat" by using OS decoders. It starts instantly and the interface looks very nice (truly minimalistic and not just tiny and clumped up). I'm very much missing a time slider though. That's not a small feature to leave out of a media player. It only has fast forward and reverse, which is not very useful for things like skimming trough mixes.

MIKLO on 2017-01-27 17:51

I like this player, very small footprint, fast open, thanks for a nice music player. I didn't have to do anything it went right to my music folder and was ready to go and on my computer is only 2.04 Mb in size. Works 4ME thanks again.


MIKLO

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:48

I agree with User2100. This is a very fast launching player with a very small footprint, but the lack of a time slider is a big issue.

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DesktopOK v5.46 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2018
  • 388KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus) and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new?
  • Small minor bug-fixes for Windows 10 Redstone 4 / Server 2016.
  • Small changes and improvements in the DesktopOK Tools.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:55

I still use & really like this program now using Windoze 10. I'm anal about my Desktop icons arrangement, and this program makes it so easy to line them up just as I want. Thanks to the maker for a program that I have used for a very long time across many different operating systems. Has always been flawless for me :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

It would be even better if DesktopOK didn't force an icon rearrangement with every resolution change -- in my laptop, a lot of those are temporary, resulting from user logon or the machine coming out of sleep state before, rerouting graphics to my higher resolution external screen. After some time it's galling to have to restore icon arrangement after every such hiccup. I've gone through all settings several times but up to now have been unable to disable this behavior.

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

@Midas strange because I have used on laptops for a very long time and have never seen this problem, now I really curious to see if I can make happen. More to be revealed.
MIKLO

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IsMyLcdOK v3.11 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2018
  • 71KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

IsMyLcdOK checks for dead/paralysed/stuck pixels on LCD monitors.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it IsMyLcdOK.ini
  3. Launch IsMyLcdOK.exe or IsMyLcdOK_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new?
  • Improvements and fixes for Windows 10 Redstone / Server 2016.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-12-15 01:59

Works as adverised,at least it does not claim to fix dead pixels,I like it!(found 1 dead pixel)BooHoo

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RedCrab Calculator v6.34 Updated

billon on 16 Jul 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

RedCrab is a scientific calculator with a full screen formula editor. Mathematical expressions can be entered in a window similar to a piece of paper. The calculator's editor supports the entry of complex algebraic equations like fractions, square roots, exponents etc. for technical and scientific applications.

Several mathematical functions can be written on the same page and results from one expression can be carried over to the next task. The program helps explain complex tasks visually by importing drawings in bitmap format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch RedCrabV.exe
  3. Click Options tab and then the Settings to Registry option to write settings to a file in the application folder

If run from a USB stick, step 3 may be skipped as the program will automatically save to the local folder.

Optionally, to save space: delete unnecessary help/history/changelog pdf files
Similar/alternative apps: Calcute
What's new? See:
https://www.redchillicrab.com/en/redcrab/updates.html
Latest comments
Emka on 2012-07-07 16:46

v4.21 is available, but there is also a shareware version now, don't know if the free one is stripped down now

Kea on 2012-12-20 23:41

The payed for license is valid only for one year.

I am Baas on 2015-07-01 05:40

Not portable, check forum for details.

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