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DesktopOK v4.66 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 268KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume, and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding, and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus), and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new?
  • Edit the desktop icon layouts names via F2.
  • Improvements and minor adjustments for Windows 10 Creators Update.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:55

I still use & really like this program now using Windoze 10. I'm anal about my Desktop icons arrangement, and this program makes it so easy to line them up just as I want. Thanks to the maker for a program that I have used for a very long time across many different operating systems. Has always been flawless for me :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

It would be even better if DesktopOK didn't force an icon rearrangement with every resolution change -- in my laptop, a lot of those are temporary, resulting from user logon or the machine coming out of sleep state before, rerouting graphics to my higher resolution external screen. After some time it's galling to have to restore icon arrangement after every such hiccup. I've gone through all settings several times but up to now have been unable to disable this behavior.

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

@Midas strange because I have used on laptops for a very long time and have never seen this problem, now I really curious to see if I can make happen. More to be revealed.
MIKLO

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TidyTabs Personal Edition v1.2.2 Updated

Ennovy on 5 Apr 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

TidyTabs enables you to add tabs to any application window. You can group multiple programs into a single window and then switch between them using tabs. Tabs appear when you hover your mouse over the top left corner of the window. To group the application with another window, simply drag its tab onto the other windows tab bar and create a tabbed group. The program can exclude or allow specific programs.

A pro version includes multi-monitor support, the ability to reorder/rename tabs, and is not restricted to three tabs per group.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use (purchase)
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TidyTabs.Daemon.exe
What's new?
  • Fixed: A program that is temporarily "Not responding" is automatically separated from tab group.
  • Fixed: When auto-grouping is enabled and when the group is minimized, new windows open for a split second and then minimize.

clipLog/clipFind v2.0 Updated

vmars316 on 28 Mar 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by vmars316

clipLog/clipFind is a portable, uncomplicated, no-limits, openSource, Clipboard-based 'Information Manager'.
It runs in stealth mode, and pops-up a Topics-Button-Screen whenever a 'Cntrl+C' copy-text action occurs (from any program). The user then clicks on a Topic-Button to save/file the copied text into that category(Button name). One click does it all.
The user pre-assigns Topic-Button Names, such as: Contacts, Diary, HowTo, Passwords, Reminder, CodeSnippets, etc..
Button names can be changed at any time.
The 'ClipFind search engine' can Find any word or words since day one. And present this information, sorted by both 'oldest date 1st' and 'newest date 1st'.
TTS Text-to-speech, clipLog can SPEAK any/all copied text.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch clipLog.exe.
What's new?
  • Popup TopicButtons.
  • Improved SearchEngine.
  • Text-to-Speech
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-06-21 23:12

@ vmars316: Screenshots updated.

vmars316 on 2017-03-28 16:24

New with v 2.0:
Popup TopicButtons.
Improved SearchEngine.
Text-to-Speech

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Quick Access Popup v8.1.1 Updated

billon on 20 Mar 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by shnbwmn

Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, webpages, etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Apache License, Version 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickAccessPopup-32-bit.exe or QuickAccessPopup-64-bit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Folders Popup
What's new? See:
http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/change-log/
Latest comments
RainrooM on 2016-06-18 16:18

For sure a must-have utility. Basic enough still (luckily) but with great potential. A very big time saver especially in corporate environments where you can have a deep folder structure to switch quick to your favourite folders. Very useful also when saving files to folders and you what to access that folder quickly to save. In active development. Check it out. The smalest and back-to-basic programs are often the best ones in general. This one belongs to the list.

cybermcm on 2016-10-17 06:42

I used Folders Popup before and now switched to Quick Access Popup due to the active development. QAP is a very handy tool to save time navigating through your file structure. My middle mouse button is now a productive one. I can really recommend this one!

Nh on 2017-02-21 17:28

It is very similar to Quick Cliq.
https://portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6999
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NBGyZ9n19Hk
The project seems stalled, though for me it looks perfect in its current state.

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AquaSnap Personal Edition v1.19.1

Ennovy on 12 Jan 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by treis

AquaSnap is a resource-friendly window organization tool. Windows can quickly and easily resize to 1/2 (vertically or horizontally) and 1/4 of the screen by just dragging them to an edge or corner. Other available effects include window-stretching capabilities, making a window transparent when moving it across the screen, and ability to manually "shake" a window, enabling transparency or minimizing other windows. Various color and design skins are available for window resize feature.

AquaSnap Personal Edition has all the features of the Professional Edition with the exception of mouse shortcuts, window tiling, "move windows together" and multi-monitor support. Package includes a 32-bit and a 64-bit version and a PortableApps-format version is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use (purchase)
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AquaSnap.Daemon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSplit Revolution
What's new? -Full changelog at http://www.nurgo-software.com/company/news
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-05 00:03

Cool, thanks shnbwmn

Ennovy on 2016-09-26 09:50

With version 1.18 Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported

Ennovy on 2016-09-26 09:54

The latest version for Windows XP and Vista: http://www.nurgo-software.com/download/AquaSnap_1.17.1/AquaSnap.zip

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