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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.

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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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).

Category:
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.

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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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.

Category:
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

Sh'elf v1.00.0013

Checker on 16 Nov 2014

Sh'elf is an on-demand window that functions just like your regular desktop, complete with drag-and-drop capability. Program supports relative (portable) paths for customizable image viewing, text editor, command shell, etc., as well as interface options such as stay-on-top and tray icon.

Good for alternate shells or quick access to another directory as an alternate desktop.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVCRT.DLL (included by default on XP and above)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch and then immediately close shelf32.exe or shelf64.exe
  3. Edit shelf.ini and change the following:

    convertlinks=TRUE
    savefolder=FALSE
    folder=..\


    Note: The Folder= setting may be set to any path (e.g. c:\mydesk, z:\network, etc.), but the above setting puts the desktop as the same directory that contains the Sh'elf program

  4. Launch and close shelf32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or shelf64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Latest comments
SauceSqotch on 2011-05-25 15:13

This looked cool, but its not what I thought it was. the description is (partially) accurate, you can't move icons around via drag and drop, doesn't support custom background images, and only one window.

jessharpur on 2014-11-14 02:12

The download link gives an File Not Found error. There are now two separate zips, one for 32bit and one for 64.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:55

jessharpur: updated, thanks for the note

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Smir v1.0.0.0

lautrepay on 12 Jul 2012
  • 758KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by mrpink

Smir backup and restores your desktop icons positions, useful if you switch monitor resolution. Includes ability to save the layout for every screen resolution or for different tasks you are performing.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None (it will create an .ini file with your icons position when you hit "save")
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch smir.exe.

Stick-It! v1.00.0b

dmg on 27 May 2013
  • 428KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by dmg

Stick-It! lets you set any window you choose to be always on top of other windows. Right click the tray icon and select the Stick-It! menu item, or double click the icon, and the next window you click will be set as always on top. Repeat these steps to return the window to normal.

Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: May require elevated user privileges to work on certain windows.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Stick-It!.exe.
Latest comments
Idjo on 2012-05-06 21:49

Why not simply use an AutoHotKey script?
Here is an example for setting WinKey + A to toggle always-on-top:

#a::
WinGet, currentWindow, ID, A
WinGet, ExStyle, ExStyle, ahk_id %currentWindow%
if (ExStyle & 0x8) ; 0x8 is WS_EX_TOPMOST.
Winset, AlwaysOnTop, off, ahk_id %currentWindow%
else
WinSet, AlwaysOnTop, on, ahk_id %currentWindow%
return

dmg on 2012-05-06 22:42

I believe if you look at the Stick-It! source code you will see that I use almost that exact code. But Stick-It! is nice and shiny, and has audio visual effects! Besides, most people do not use AutoHotkey and releasing it as a compiled exe greatly broadens the potential user base.

webfork on 2012-05-08 23:23

Idjo: very cool, thanks

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WinSize2 v2.38.04

donald on 12 Jan 2017

WinSize2 provides several window management tools in one. The program automatically re-sizes windows according to predefined sizes, saves and restores icon positions on the desktop that get moved during resolution changes, and even renames window titles or and can send an application predefined characters (e.g. some Tab characters to set the focus in the window to a special field).

The program stores individual window positions for unique resolution settings (e.g. larger screens settings may want larger sizes to fit the screen precisely).

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In application folder, create a new folder named Data
  3. In application folder create the file WinSize2_Root.INI in a text editor add following text:
    [Settings]
    INIWithScreenSize=0
    INIFile_Path=.\Data
    Process_ID=876
    LogFile_Size_kB=100
  4. Rename WinSize2_Update.exe to WinSize2.exe and launch

Clicky Gone Portable v1.4.4.1

webfork on 13 Jul 2013
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by donald

Clicky Gone Portable pulls windows out of view of the task bar or system tray and puts them into it's own menu. This can be an de-cluttering, organizational tool or a privacy issue (often known as a "boss key"). Available options include click-and-hide to quickly push visible windows out of the way, hide active, show/hide all, and "boss key" that both hides and mutes a window.

Optionally, the program can reduce the process priority of hidden windows, suppress pop-ups or notifications, and ignore "full screen" applications (games). Other user interface options include making windows not in focus transparrent as well as adding options to application windows for hide, priority, and pin on top. The program can even be run invisibly, entirely dependent on hot-keys alone.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ClickyGone.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Minime
What's new? 2-11-2010 | MOD | Added extra depth to the lower menu in Clicky Gone Config
2-11-2010 | MOD | Icons hidden in the system tray no have a transparent effect on 32bit displays rather than the old dark icons
Latest comments
azizrahman on 2010-07-11 16:22

the best hiding progamme i have ever came acrossed.. good work

webfork on 2013-10-16 02:12

Outstanding program - very lucky it's freeware. Use it daily to help keep my desk clean. The click-to-hide feature lets me push to the side everything I need moved out of view.

webfork on 2014-02-03 01:10

One odd note: the program won't hide Mozilla SeaMonkey when you hold the hot key and click the top bar: you have to click IN the window. Also, it won't hide YoutubeDownloaderHD at all. Other than those two programs, it seems uniform when hiding all other windows.

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Swept Away v0.3.1

webfork on 7 Oct 2014

Swept Away is a system tray utility that automatically minimizes applications that have not been used for a user-defined time interval to keep your working desktop clean. It also supports an exclusion list that lets you pick the applications you never want Swept Away to minimize.

Note: Main site offline. Mirror contributed by NickR.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Extract the ZIP file to a folder of your choice. Launch Swept Away.exe.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-10-01 01:31

I went digging for this and got frustrated and pushed it back. I went back again today and same results. No idea how to get this one.

webfork on 2014-10-04 22:57

TP109: Thanks but I can't tell if that's the installer or the plain EXE because it's using brothersoft's weird downloader.

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Minime v2.2

webfork on 15 Feb 2015
  • 553KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Ennovy

Minime is a tool that allows you to minimize applications to the system tray using a customizable hotkey (by default CTRL+ALT+Z). What makes this tool somewhat unique is that it keeps your system tray clean by minimizing all applications into a single tray icon. Minime-ized applications do not appear in the Alt+Tab menu.

Functional in 64-bit. Written using AutoIt.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch minime.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ClickyGone
What's new?
  • Fixed a bug where closing Minime did not restore minimized windows.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-03-30 18:02

If the icon disappears (this *occasionally* happens when Explorer acts up in Win7x64) don't run Task Manager and End Task. Your hidden windows will not return. The trick is to RE-RUN Minime and, when prompted, click "OK".

Emka on 2013-12-16 14:40

link seems broken

nickaa827 on 2014-02-06 00:32

I see that many people use this to declutter their desktop, but I like to use on my work computer when I'm plying my game and I don't want my boss to see it ;-)

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allSnap v1.41

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 179KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2008
  • Suggested by linuxamp

allSnap is a small system tray app that makes all top level windows automatically align like they do in programs such as Winamp or Photoshop. Hold down ALT to disable snapping.

Note: Doesn't work with floating toolbars, programs that already have this functionality (Winamp), Microsoft Office 2007, and the Command window (cmd.exe).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch allSnapW.exe.
Latest comments
Santasan on 2009-10-26 21:27

This is one of the most useful tiny helpers EVER!! I love the tool, i strongly recommend it to everybody! I have spent months searching for something similar, and have even made an AutoHotkey-Script to help with clean windowpositioning, but finally, the quest is over ;)

Big Thanx!!

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Taskix v1.5

Midas on 21 Apr 2015

Taskix lets you reorder buttons on the taskbar using drag-and-drop. Note that if "Group similar taskbar buttons" is set, you will be able to move a button inside the group or move the group as a whole, but not to move a button out of its group. If you open many windows so buttons end up stacked up on a single taskbar button, Taskix will also work inside the stacked button list.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Taskix32.exe.
Latest comments
Paul Moore on 2008-08-05 07:52

Taskix seems to occasionally get windows confused for me. I've had a few windows which simply won't come to the top when I click on them - they stay behind the others. It's not necessarily taskix at fault (I have VirtuaWin running as well), but switching it off fixed the problem.

Kaleb on 2009-08-31 21:38

Uh... there are not any zip files to download.
So, how do I make it portable?

freakazoid on 2009-09-29 02:34

kaleb, the new version of Taskix uses the MSI install method.

v1.5 still exists on the Taskix server:
http://robustit.com/taskix/Taskix1.5_32.zip

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Taskbar Shuffle v2.5

billon on 27 Dec 2016
  • 966KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2008
  • Suggested by USBman

Taskbar Shuffle allows you to rearrange the buttons on the taskbar by using drag-and-drop. You can also rearrange the system tray icons by pressing the CTRL key while dragging and dropping.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch taskbarshuffle.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Taskix
Latest comments
Midas on 2008-05-05 06:24

Thanks GoD, for pointing to Taskix. It is portable, undemanding (1MB memory footprint) and gets the job done...

Data on 2008-05-16 18:57

Useful App for organizing taskbar buttons and system tray icons for easier access. It is not as memory friendly as Taskix but I have found that after running this for a little while its memory usage drops to just below 1,500 KB. The author comments on this in response to the second question at
http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/faq.htm
Although I am a memory (RAM) conservationist, I prefer Taskbar Shufle to Taskix because its visual effects for dragging buttons and system tray icons is simply easier on the eyes than the sudden and more eye straining transition provided by Taskix.

UriM on 2009-05-09 21:44

The link above is broken - should be http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/ for the site and http://nerdcave.webs.com/downloads/taskbar_shuffle_2.5.zip for the download. GoD: there is x64 version now (didn't try it myself...)

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TaskArrange v1.1.1

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
  • 99KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by blaumag

TaskArrange lets you rearrange the application buttons on the Windows taskbar.

Note: Official site offline, linking to archive.org mirror.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes. TaskArrange(9x).exe does not support Unicode, while TaskArrange.exe does.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TaskArrange(9x).exe (for Win9x/Me) or TaskArrange.exe (for WinNT, XP, or 2003).
Latest comments
chris on 2007-06-08 04:48

A nice small prog that I used with pleasure, but now I replaced it with TaskbarShuffle, which also allows for drag&drop: http://portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=6031#6031

Emka on 2011-12-27 19:58

links broken

webfork on 2011-12-27 22:21

Emka: updated, thanks

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Taskbar++ v1.2

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

Taskbar++ allows you to reorder the taskbar buttons to your liking. Simply press the [Alt] key, and the taskbar will toggle into a "sort" mode where you can drag-and-drop the buttons to reorder them.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TaskbarPP.exe.
Latest comments
Local on 2007-06-30 01:43

I never understood why there are so many of these apps out there.
Who needs this utility and why, I really would like to know.
I can honestly say that having a messy taskbar has never been a problem for me

Wolfghost on 2010-02-04 14:13

If you get problem with default download, try this:

http://tinyurl.com/ycykwjk

donald on 2010-06-08 17:25

This is also available in at http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-Portable-Applications-Portable-Taskbarplusplus-Download-102415.html

Though it is listed as Portable Taskbar++ 1.2

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