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AutoHideDesktopIcons v3.44 Updated

billon on 1 Oct 2018
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

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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 AutoHideDesktopIcons_p.exe.
What's new?
  • Test under the new preview build of Windows 10 October Update 2018.
  • Update of language files.
Latest comments
donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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AlternateStreamView v1.55 Updated

billon on 1 Oct 2018
  • 75KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by castman

AlternateStreamView lets you scan your NTFS drive and find all hidden alternate streams stored in the file system. After scanning and finding the alternate streams, you can extract these streams into the specified folder, delete unwanted streams, or save the streams list into text/html/csv/xml file.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AlternateStreamView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: AlternateStreamView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
  • You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example:
    AlternateStreamView.exe /scomma "" | more.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-01-11 00:40

@ vmars316: Alternate (Data) Streams are a data structure for holding additional structured data within a file in addition to the main data.
The Windows NTFS file system allows so-called Alternate Data Streams (ADS). With this function, data can be stored invisibly tied by the user to a file.

goodsignal on 2016-10-17 17:54

Dropbox had a bug a while back (https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Syncing-and-uploads/com-dropbox-attributes/m-p/63351) and polluted every file with an alternate data stream. Any copy action thereafter from our NTFS drive to a thumb drive (usually FAT32) was interrupted by a warning, "Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?" Very annoying! AlternateStreamView quickly and easily fixes the problem, as discovered here (http://superuser.com/questions/814312/is-it-possible-to-remove-the-are-you-sure-you-want-to-copy-this-file-without-it)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:21

I thought streams were small bodies of water that flow through the forest, sorry couldn't resist :) This really software really is helpful in finding and seeing data that was cleverly concealed until using this. Thanks for some helpful software another hit from Nirsoft, keep em coming please.
MIKLO

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Audacity v2.3.0 Updated

billon on 29 Sep 2018
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-07-25 19:02

Using Audacity Portable and folder is there after close.

zorro on 2018-07-24 08:42

Current version is somehow stealth after configuring the temporary folder to point to something inside the program folder (Audacity doesn't accept the system temp folder) - the created "Audacity/SessionStore" folder in LocalAppData can then be deleted.
No entries in the registry any more (except Audio.. PropertyStore, but this applies to all programs with sound output and is not persistent)

zorro on 2018-07-24 14:20

...sorry, business as usual - somehow inconsistent, but after the third start, Audacity created %LocalAppData%\Audacity again. And in addition there's no way to change the language. Strange behaviour.

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AutoHideMouseCursor v2.66 Updated

billon on 29 Sep 2018
  • 109KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 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?
  • Test under the new preview build of Windows 10 October Update 2018.
  • Update of language files.

Zback v2.87.0.d Updated

billon on 28 Sep 2018
  • 591KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by grannyGeek

Zback is a backup and synchronization tool with a small footprint. Copy modes include update files, refresh existing files, or mirror source to target and can be run manually, from batch/script, or from the command line. Users can filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories and preview their backup/sync before running.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Form changes.
  • Changed colors for comments in to-do list.
  • New version of EXE compressor.
  • Small fixes and additions in application and guide.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-03 12:49

Thanks.

domestique on 2016-11-21 16:34

Zback copies Folder Properties, which most backup software does not, according to numerous tools I've tested. For that reason alone I can forgive the rather clunky UI. Love it :)

FileHandler on 2018-05-01 03:28

The interface is a bit of a challenge, not very intuitive. But you're rewarded by outstanding features that are hard to find elsewhere, such as:
- Existing Files only = to refresh a target
- one-click creation of batch-files for commandline
- a kind of fallback-mechanism - it can check for the existence of more than volume label + path, so you don't have to create multiple profiles for different targets that will hold the same backups

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