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VNCHelper v3.60

Midas on 6 Jul 2014

VNCHelper is able to launch any application, URL, file or folder. It's as small on your screen as possible, and remembers where it's placed.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch vnchelper.exe.
What's new? *** parameter added for password input
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Homer on 2010-08-03 15:21

A "Minimize" button would be extremely useful... so this app does not occupy space on the desktop when it is not needed.

RobCr on 2011-04-01 15:04

This is what it should do -
Have an Icon in the SysTray (Notification Area).
If you single click (Left Mouse) the Icon, it shows the form.
If you single click again, it hides the form.
(Also could have a Minimize button, to hide the form)
If you right click the Icon, you get some options.

I am shocked and appalled, that it does not have that ability.

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SWAZZ v1.2

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

SWAZZ is a very terse utility that provides more than 20 functions embedded in a small EXE. These include system monitor, tetris game, calculator, temperature converter, command prompt shortcut, browser address bar, Google search bar, transparent clock, live sunclock wallpaper, daylight zone simulator, quick menu function, ODBC ping tool, quick SQL client, quick screenshot, alarm tool, thermometer, mail notifier, mail previewer, LAN messenger, popup killer for IE, desktop painter and map services.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: EXE file
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SWAZZ.EXE.
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francisks on 2007-12-15 03:28

weird thing! but i like it and it works without problems.
you have to get used to it to realize that it works properly: e.g. right-clicking means "closing".
some of the functions are quite useful the others can be disabled ;-)

Fox Cole on 2008-03-04 09:00

Okay, I can't figure out how to access the .exe launcher function (is that the Z'Menu in the setup dialog? what is Zero-Zero-Menu?) nor the browser search bar or Google search bar. I discovered I could type into the system monitor box, but it doesn't launch a search... unless this app only supports Internet Explorer. The active browser is Firefox.

The Z'Panel (I assume that's what appears in the top left corner of the display) is very difficult to activate, especially when I'm using dual monitors and the mouse pointer pops too easily over to the second monitor, which is on the left in my setup.

I'm not sure what Swazz Z'Star is, either. It appears to do nothing when I select it.

Also, the command line won't stay in the directory I change to. I'm running SWAZZ portably on WinXP SP2. My portable drive is F: today. If I tell it to cd back to the C drive, it does that but pops right back into the F drive... so I'm at the F command prompt instead of C, no matter what I do.

Fox Cole on 2008-03-06 06:33

It helps to read the Readme file packed with the application. :blush:

So that takes care of everything above except the difficulty of activating the menu (not Z'Panel) on a dual monitor, and the command line directory problem.
(WinXP Pro SP2)

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LSMacro v1.0.1

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

LSMacro is a lightweight keyboard macro utility program that allows you to run programs, open urls, do screen captures, or send key/mouse events to other programs with just a few keystrokes. Intuitive and easy to use, reemaining in the System tray once macros are defined. Can create macro keys with Control, Shift, or Alt keys.

Note: The website is offline, so I have made it available for direct download.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder, in macrolist.lis file.
Dependencies: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download and unzip the archive then extract the installer to a folder of your choice. Launch LSMacro.exe.
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webfork on 2010-03-03 14:41

I haven't tested this at length yet but already I can tell this is very simple and easy to use compared to many similar automation tools. Great for software testing or speeding up asinine computer tasks.

Abdullah Eyles on 2011-04-04 14:35

If there was some kind of help it may be a useful program. No details of how to record Macros to start with.

Prompt24 on 2015-07-11 09:38

please check it, the link is dead

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SE-TrayMenu v1.5.6

Wolfghost on 16 Dec 2013

SE-TrayMenu provides quick access to most frequently used applications and system commands via a customizable popup menu. Add frequently used elements to your system tray including applications, installed programs, and links using drag and drop. Completely customizable view with lots of pre-defined layouts and color schemes, as well as global hotkeys.

Languages: Deutsch, French, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian, Svenska, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Czech and Italian

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SE-TrayMenu.exe.
What's new?
  • Added support of keyboard navigation in opened tray menu
  • Now links can be automatically sorted by name
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Redted17 on 2012-04-16 19:19

I keep getting an error message saying "SE-Tray Menu couldn't save settings to a file". This also happened on the previous version (2 weeks ago - this is NOT a New program) and wrote to the author. Naturally I received no answer. The program is thus unusable.

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PopSel v2.54 New

Checker on 23 Aug 2015

PopSel offers simple pop-up menus for the Desktop or the Quick Launch Tray. Launch programs, batch files, documents or web links through popup menus.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PopSel.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Qsel
What's new?
  • New command option /c allows opening the configuration directly (without the button) by holding the Ctrl key (when aborting or selecting an item). If an item was selected it will be preselected in the configuration. Option /C includes /N.
  • In quick launch bar: Another click while menu is open will be ignored.
  • Configuration: Run option (normal/minimized/maximized) as combo box.
  • Bugfix: if error "cannot open", configuration is opened with preselected item.
  • Configuration, super item (openning submenu): Changes will be adjusted in submenus.
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ChemZ on 2015-01-16 08:39

Not your average program launcher.... best used with StrokeIt.

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