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Universal USB Installer v1.9.5.4 Updated

Checker on 30 Jun 2014

Universal USB Installer creates a "Live," or bootable Linux distribution without installation, on an external USB drive. A long list of distributions are available organized by the major groups including Ubuntu, Redhat, and SuSE, as well as specialized distros for system management, rescue, security, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download Universal-USB-Installer-vx.x.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer)
What's new?
  • Update to support newer syslinux version packed with Tails and Clonezilla.
Latest comments
Josh on 2011-02-22 01:08

Have a look at the license agreement page, which is displayed when the tool is run.

Pancho on 2011-06-03 01:21

Cool program!

Midas on 2012-03-20 18:48

By the same author(s), YUMI has the additional advantage of enabling multiple 'Live' distros to coexist on a portable USB drive: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v2.67 Updated

Checker on 22 Jul 2014
  • 43KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by USBman

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP (ANSI/Unicode) package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideDesktopIcons.exe.
What's new?
  • Small fixes in Windows Server 2012.
  • Updating 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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QTranslate v5.3.2 Updated

Checker on 30 Jun 2014

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites (including Google Translate, Microsoft Translator, Babylon, Prompt, SDL and Yandex) and dictionary services (including Google Search, Wikipedia, Babylon Dictionary, WordReference, ImTranslator and Multitran). Open the main window to enter or paste text (up to 100 characters), or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to speak text and do a web search.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QTranslate.exe.
What's new?
  • New: Esperanto, Hmong and Latin languages.
  • New: Baidu translation service.
  • New: Change keyboard layout and selected text hot key.
  • New: Holo Light and Holo Dark themes.
  • Fixed: Urban Dictonary service.
  • Updated: Supported languages.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2012-10-18 19:59

Entry updated: Download link was version dependent and pointing to an older version.

Checker on 2012-10-18 20:14

@ Ruby: Good work, thanks.

loin2kolpotoru on 2012-12-18 05:45

It Really works, Thankyou.

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Audacity v2.0.5

Wolfghost on 19 Nov 2013

Audacity is a sound 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.

Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available. The program is cross-platform and Version 2.0 supports Win 98/ME.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Audacity
Unicode support: Yes. Separate versions available.
License: 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
(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
What's new?
  • On a very few machines, the Windows WDM-KS low latency host caused Audacity 2.0.4 to hang or the computer to crash. WDM-KS has been removed from Audacity 2.0.5 while we work on safely enabling this host. WDM-KS will still be available for testing in the Windows alpha development builds.
  • Fixed a bug where Audacity would not record until the current input was reselected.
Latest comments
mrpink on 2012-03-15 13:28

Probably stealth. Delete the registry key after the first time you launch the program and see if it gets recreated

shodan816 on 2012-03-15 13:36

This 'portable' version still creates a registry entry and\or writes to the User folder. If you want TRUE portability, download it from: http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/audacity_portable

olliebean on 2014-04-21 12:04

The registry key can be deleted, and is not recreated on subsequent launches. Alternatively, you can prevent it being created in the first place: before first launch, create a new text file in the Portable Settings folder called audacity.cfg, containing the single line: "NewPrefsInitialized=1" (without quotes).

This makes the program stealth. The only files it writes to the User folder are in %TEMP%. (And even this can be changed in the settings.)

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SpaceSniffer v1.1.4.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by donald

SpaceSniffer is a graphical disk use analysis software with available filtering. It can break down display into individual folders and files. Uses a special "Treemap" to display disk use (a concept invented by Prof. Ben Shneiderman).

A page of tips and tricks for use is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder ("SpaceSnifferConfig.xml")
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (Donations Welcome)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceSniffer.exe
What's new? v 1.1.4.0
[+] Now it's possible to start an export to file from command line.
[+] Added classes filter (example: multimedia, archives ecc...)
[!] Improved stability when deleting a focused folder.
[!] Added "SpaceSniffer" to all floating windows title.
[#] Now paths with spaces behave again correctly in command line.
Latest comments
erdraug on 2011-05-19 23:39

Not true, it can scan directories. The option is right there on the startup menu.

Mike.S.G. on 2011-05-20 06:43

@Gmacri

Select the 'Path' to scan if you don't want a whole drive.

mrpink on 2012-01-29 21:08

I think i'll keep this one. WinDirStat is prettier but Spacesniffer is way faster and natively portable

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