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Quick Access Popup v8.7 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by shnbwmn

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

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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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DesktopOK v4.89 Updated

billon on 1 Dec 2017
  • 329KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Dec 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?
  • Further improvements and minor adjustments for Windows 10.
  • Updating the language files.
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

billon on 24 Oct 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
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TidyTabs.Daemon.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.nurgo-software.com/company/news

clipLog/clipFind v2.0

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.

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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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TaskBar Hider v1.2

webfork on 30 Jun 2017
  • 74KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Feb 2012
  • Suggested by dot

TaskBar Hider allows you to hide and show the Windows TaskBar panel by pressing user-defined hot key.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\ITSamples\TaskBarHider
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TaskBarHider.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Hide Taskbar, Taskbar Control

Hide Taskbar v 1.0

webfork on 30 Jun 2017
  • 233KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2010
  • Suggested by donald

Hide Taskbar is a simple utility to hide or un-hide only the Windows taskbar using hotkeys. This is triggered with Ctrl+Esc. Note that the Start button is still visible and Windows will not maximize to fill the screen in the space where the taskbar was located.

Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Hide Taskbar.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Taskbar Control, TaskBar Hider
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-12-25 13:49

@Orca My impression is that this program is more about the aesthetic. As the description states:

"... visually hide or un-hide only the taskbar ..."

And on the homepage:

"... you love a clean desktop and don’t want even a taskbar to mar your wallpaper ..."

The screenshot itself also merely shows off the interplay between the start button and wallpaper.

MIKLO on 2016-12-27 13:58

Ah am I missing something, what does this do different than auto hide taskbar setting? Yeah I no it leaves the start button but is that really so helpful more than auto hide? Maybe its just me and I ain't tryin to be a hater I'm jus sayin.
MIKLO

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Taskbar Control v1.0.96.0

Orca on 2 Jan 2017
  • 762KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 2011
  • Suggested by donald

Taskbar Control allows hiding/un-hiding the taskbar, including the 1 pixel line that "Auto Hide" displays, without changing a permanent system option. The program's default keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+I.

Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package ("For Win Vista-8" or "For Win 10") and extract TaskbarControl.exe and TaskCont.ico to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch TaskbarControl.exe
  3. Click "Cancel" or just close appeared "About" window
Similar/alternative apps: Hide Taskbar, TaskBar Hider
Latest comments
billon on 2017-09-28 05:28

Latest version 1.1.25.2 come in form of installer (which can be extracted), only 64-bit and probably supports only Win 10

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AltDrag v1.1

Checker on 11 Dec 2015
  • 256KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

AltDrag is a lightweight program for moving and resizing windows. Simply hold down the Alt key and then click and drag any window near the sides of your screen to see available resize options. Besides just moving windows, you can resize, maximize and close them too.

See the website About page for usage tips.

Supports 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL v3
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a 7z-compatible archive program) to a folder of your choice. Launch AltDrag.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DesktopOK
What's new?
  • AltDrag has moved to GitHub.
  • Fixed the shift key not being usable after dragging started (Windows 10).
  • Fixed various minor bugs.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-09-20 20:18

Nice one thanks and yes voted :)

Fixitman on 2013-09-21 13:49

Uh..why would you need this, you can click and drag to move or resize, minimize, maximize, and close windows with buttons or keyboard shortcuts, anyway?
Just asking?

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Gridy v0.70

Checker on 22 Nov 2015
  • 825KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by modussn

Gridy adds an invisible grid on your desktop so that any window you move or resize is snapped to it. This helps maximize screen real estate by making windows placed adjacent to each other dynamically adjust to avoid overlapping.

Snapping to the grid is enabled with mouse drag or keyboard arrow keys. Gridy also lets you store and restore a window's size and position in up to 9 slots. This is useful for quickly arranging your windows in a convenient way. In addition, you can hide the window's Alt-Tab icon, and set any window semi-transparent or to "Always on Top."

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Gridy.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Help dialog reported one incorrect keyboard shortcut.
  • Changed: Help dialog will now consider all the custom keyboard shortcuts.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2013-11-27 20:37

Just upgraded from a 19" 1280x1024 to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor, and 'side by side' or 'stacked' just didn't cut it any more! A brilliant app, easy to get the hang of, I have my standard workspace of one main and three minor windows at my command. Thanks!

AdrianK_IT on 2015-01-18 17:31

V0.60 (the .exe file is a puzzling 4x the size of v0.50) just doesn't work on my PC. Reverted to v0.50.

vmars316 on 2015-01-22 00:04

How come no ScreenShot ?

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ICU v5.0

Checker on 25 May 2013

ICU (Icon Configuration Utility) helps restore icons rearranged in screen resolution changes, adding/swapping from external monitors, or other issues. Helps keep your workspace exactly how you expect it.

Category:
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 ICU.exe.
What's new?
  • Improved Win8 compatibility (esp. Desktop Contextmenu Integration / DCI)
  • Added "minimized" command line switch (to start GUI minimized to tray / autostart with windows), see program "About" for details on command line switches
  • Added Tray Menu (esp. useful for Win XP) > see "minimized" switch. Also pressing ESC or minimizing the program will send ICU to the system tray now
  • Added "toggle" command line switch