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PointerStick v3.11 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 656KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

PointerStick modifies the mouse arrow to appear as a virtual pointer stick. This is helpful for presentations to highlight content and the size, shape and other details of the pointer can be customized.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 blank text file and name it PointerStick.ini
  3. Launch PointerStick.exe or PointerStick_x64.exe
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
Daneel on 2012-07-03 18:26

But my arrow doesn't disappear with the stick.
It is possible to have the stick without original pointer with some effect for every cursor? Like normal, text, link cursor etc.

rogerthedodger on 2012-10-27 02:51

Yes agreed would be more useable if the original arrow was to disappear whilst the stick was on show. I do however like software by this guy, and couldnt live without "always mouse wheel" which is what microsoft should have originally had.

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:35

Since I don't see as good as I once did (old eyes)I'm always interested in a way to make a pointer BIGGER. Thanks.
MIKLO

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AlwaysMouseWheel v4.04 Updated

billon on 2 May 2018
  • 59KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to scroll (via mouse wheel) any window under the mouse, even if that window is not in the foreground. This is especially useful when referencing multiple windows without losing focus on the primary window (e.g. taking notes).

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 AlwaysMouseWheel_p.exe or AlwaysMouseWheel_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: WizMouse, DesktopOK
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-21 21:45

Win 10 now includes this by default, for people who have upgraded and still thought they had to use this app :)

Midas on 2017-10-27 10:17

It should be noted that DesktopOK (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1692) also includes similar functionality...

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:11

@Midas: agreed, added to the "similar" apps

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WinCompose v0.8.0 Updated

billon on 14 Apr 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

WinCompose allows the insertion of special characters such as é ž à Û ø ¤ « ¿ ® ™ using short and often very intuitive key combinations. For instance, ö is obtained using o + " and ™ is obtained using T + M.

The program is based on the well known Unix compose key and WinCompose ships with more than 2,000 compose rules.

Note: Versions 0.7.0 and up require the .NET Framework. Download link for the last non-.NET version is at v0.6.13 (direct download)

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.0
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: WTFPL
How to extract: Download the "NoInstall" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary locale resources. Launch WinCompose.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/SamHocevar/wincompose/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-12-27 01:45

MIKLO: sure, but please thank the dev Sam Hocevar too :) [See website link for his email address ... it's at the bottom of the page.]

bzl333 on 2014-12-29 19:07

i like it but i wish it was easier to search for say symbols like dollar signs, ampersands etc and keep all the alphabet letter variations separate. Also, should be able to have a "favorites" tab that the user adds the best ones to.

MIKLO on 2016-01-14 15:06

webfork yes I did thank some time before I posted this, its not something I do often but this App really helped me and made it very easy to do what I was trying to do. Before using WinCompose it was a real nightmare to do things I wanted and most often I failed. So once again thanks for the hard work on this great useful software. ^5
MIKLO

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KeyboardStateView v1.00 New

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 107KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

KeyboardStateView displays the current state and virtual key code of every key you press. It also allows you to view the current state of all keyboard keys.
For every key, the following information is displayed: Key Name (VK_XXXX), Description, Key Code (Decimal), Key Code (Hexadecimal), Key Pressed Status, Key Toggled Status (Useful for Num Lock, Caps Lock) and last time that the key was pressed.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 KeyboardStateView.exe.

AutoHotkey v1.1.28.02 Updated

lintalist on 7 Apr 2018
  • 895KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with an option to export to a self-contained executable. Possible uses include assigning the hotkey "Ctrl-Alt-F" to launch Firefox, making abbreviations expand to their full definition as you type them, or saving time by setting the computer to auto-click a confirmation screen.

The program can create entire applications and has been used to create many hosted here on PortableFreeware including 7plus, WallPaper Randomizer, Gridy and many more.

Note: Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkey.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Lexikos/AutoHotkey_L/releases
Latest comments
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes: http://ahkscript.org/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but if you download the installer and extract, you get all the exes (32/64 unicode and ansi), Window Spy, the help chm, a template and the ahk2exe compiler.

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