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ShellExView v1.90

Checker on 26 May 2014

ShellExView displays the details of shell extensions installed on your machine and allows you to easily enable/disable each shell extension. ShellExView comes in handy for solving problems caused by third party shell extensions.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch shexview.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Thumbnail Handler' and 'Preview Handler' shell extensions that ShellExView failed to locate in previous versions.
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roger on 2010-05-04 08:05

@Tad: link to website

portaFreeUser on 2011-02-14 19:53

I really like this simple program. I used it first to hide/disable a corrupted Magic ISO contextual menu in mere seconds. Then later on I learned about some features of Explorer that could be turned off using this program, so I did that. It worked both times without any problems. I like that you can undo the changes too if you like. Good program. Thanks for updating this.

rogerthedodger on 2013-06-01 00:37

Love this program, recently had the dreaded explorer crash and this program allowed me to easily identify the culprit, and a uninstall/reinstall of the offending (acronis) software fixed my issue. Would have spent an eternity without this software. Should be part of Windoze.

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ArcConvert v0.68

Checker on 5 May 2014

ArcConvert converts between a wide variety of archives and includes automatic password detection. Useful to upgrade compression or change an archive to a format supported by your program of choice.

Most of the common archiving formats are supported including zip, 7-zip, RAR, TGZ, as well as ~60 other lesser-known formats. Available export formats include ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA, TAR, TGZ, BZ2, YZ1, BGA, RAR, ACE, NOA32, PAQAR, UHARC, YZ2, DZ, HA, XZ, and FreeArc

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch arc_convert.exe.
What's new?
  • Minor bug fix.
  • Innounp update.
Latest comments
DavidRoper on 2014-05-25 14:13

Why all the fuss over RAR? The biggest problem is getting RAR to ZIP so it's compatible to more people in the world, not less. 1980 called, they want their compressor back.

Midas on 2014-05-25 19:18

The changelog posted is for ArcConvert v0.66, plus there now seems to be a 64 bits version linked at the bottom of the Sourceforge page ("Update for 64bit OS").

Note also that although WinRAR gives you a 30 day trial, as the meme goes, it will never end...

(e.g., http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3q6w51)

webfork on 2014-05-30 23:25

DavidRoper: even among very technical people, I can't seem to get anyone to use anything but ZIP. The dream of getting people to use one of a number of radically better compression formats has been going on for over a decade now and at this stage just seems like a lost cause.

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RetroShare v0.5.5c.7261

webfork on 30 Apr 2014

Retroshare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content, and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins, and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
License: Open Source/Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup package and launch
  2. During installation, select the "portable" option and save to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch RetroShare.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Brosix
What's new? Yet another Heartbeat update:
http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=12267&sid=b82648c93b59b8fd4e5a9969dd01905b#p12273

Previous update:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/RetroShare-Changelog-69043.html
Latest comments
Emka on 2013-12-14 13:00

v0.5.5b seems to be out, can't find a changelog

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Desktop Info v1.51

Checker on 21 Jun 2014

Desktop Info displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update the display in real time. Uses very little memory and nearly zero cpu. Perfect for quick identification and walk-by monitoring of production or test server farms. Everything is customisable including language.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DesktopInfo.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed charts updating every second even though data is not updated.
  • Fixed regression bug with COMMENT item.
  • Fixed refresh ugliness and missing top lines.
Latest comments
billon on 2014-03-24 19:09

Updated to 1.50

Midas on 2014-04-28 12:52

Desktop Info reminds me so much of Conky (Linux, see http://conky.sourceforge.net/), that I wish settings file would be compatible/interchangeable. How cool would that be?

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StrokesPlus v2.8.2.0

Midas on 6 Jul 2014

StrokesPlus is a a mouse gesture recognition program that allows you to automate repetitive tasks by simply drawing a symbol with your mouse or performing mouse and/or keyboard modifiers to launch predefined action(s). Includes a powerful but lightweight embeddable scripting language (Lua), endless gesture and modifier combinations, granular control over program settings, and actions and the possibility to create global hotkeys for actions without using the mouse.

Non-Admin users: The application will not be able to control other programs running with admin privileges (e.g. maintenance, antivirus, etc.)

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights are necessary for full functionality.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StrokesPlus.exe.
What's new?
  • BREAKING CHANGE: Changed the middle/X1/X2 mouse click scripts' logic to fire on mouse UP instead of mouse down, since that's generally when things do something in windows
  • BREAKING CHANGE: Aforementioned function names changed from "down" to "up", for example sp_middle_mouse_down is now sp_middle_mouse_up
  • Added similar code and options for firing on left and right mouse button up events
  • Note that for all of these mouse click events, they will NOT fire on mouse up of the stroke button; sp_right_mouse_up will not be called if the right mouse button is your stroke button
  • Also note that mouse click event scripts will not fire if the stroke button is currently being held down and S+ is either in an action or actively capturing the mouse (e.g. while drawing)
  • Added acSetNumber and acGetNumber; the only purpose for this action pair is for communicating between Lua states
  • Fixed bug where a few code blocks were waiting if either Lua state was executing, instead of only waiting when both Lua states were in use
  • Updated language file to include support for new preferences:
    language.Preferences.AdvancedOptionsFrame.AllowLeftClickScript - "Allow Left Click Script*"
    language.Preferences.AdvancedOptionsFrame.AllowRightClickScript - "Allow Right Click Script*"
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StrokesPlus on 2013-01-08 08:29

I'd like to note that for Windows Vista+, if you extract the signed version of S+ to a folder under Program Files and manually install the StrokesPlus.cer certificate into Trusted Root Certification Authorities, S+ can be run without administrative privileges and still interact with programs which are running with administrative privileges as well as interact with Windows 8 screens (Start screen, task switcher, etc.).

Yes, I also understand that at that point (installing a certificate), you're no longer really using S+ in a truly portable fashion; but wanted to mention it anyway =)

AndTheWolf on 2014-01-22 18:30

There is a typo in the link, which is pointing to a non-existent strokesplus_2.7.8.1_x86.zippip, rather than to strokesplus_2.7.8.1_x86.zip

Checker on 2014-01-22 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for the info ... and sorry for the typo.

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