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Push The Freakin' Button v1.0.6.4

webfork on 9 Dec 2018
  • 421KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2003
  • Suggested by Ennovy

Push the Freakin' Button (PTFB) is a button pressing utility. When you wish to automatically dismiss a dialog box, you can configure PTFB to "push" a particular button by using drag-and-drop, and it will function as instructed when the dialog box pops up the next time.

Note: This is the last freeware version of what is now a payware product.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PTFB.exe.
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Shodan on 2007-03-17 13:36

i also use rtvreco and like it much. i agree it is far better than this one. well worth the 'payware' price. it will do much more and find more windows than ptfb will and give user more choices what to do when it recognizes a window...

Morten on 2007-03-22 02:11

It doesn't actually help how much better the other product is as this is a "freeware" listing. The name "The Portable Freeware Collection" does not indicate the use of payware does it?

somejerk on 2018-11-27 19:48

RtvReco doesn't even exist anymore. gbj and Shodan are probably spammers who were trying to push the software.

PTFB does exactly what I need; it pushes the freakin button. It's great for one off tasks that have an unexpected error interruption.

When I need something more complex (like automating installers), I use AutoIt, which is also freeware.

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Task Killer v2.30

webfork on 2 Jun 2016
  • 368KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Ennovy

Task Killer will quickly terminates applications, processes, Windows services, etc. Simply click on the Task Killer icon and select the application / process / service from the menu list. The program features customizable hot-keys (global), command-line support, and a "Smart Kill" mode with a safer way to kill a program than the standard Task Manager.

Languages: Catalan, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Èesky, Deutsch, Français, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download tksetup.exe and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Open the folder 4 and move the files TaskKiller.exe, taskkiller.ini, and taskkiller.chm to a folder of your choice
  3. Optionally, create a Lang folder in the same destination and place the .lng file(s) there
  4. Launch TaskKiller.exe

QuickSetDNS v1.30

billon on 24 May 2019
  • 124KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

QuickSetDNS allows you to easily change the DNS servers that are used for your Internet connection. You can set the desired DNS servers from the user interface, by choosing from a list of DNS servers that you defined, or from command-line, without displaying any user interface.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QickSetDNS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Public DNS Server Tool
What's new?
  • Added support for IPv6. In order to set the IPv6 DNS servers, you have to use the 'Set Active DNS (IPv4+IPv6)' option. If you want to set only the IPv4 DNS servers, like the previous versions, you should use the 'Set Active DNS (IPv4)' option.
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Ennovy on 2013-10-29 14:31

ghacks.net wrote an article about this software: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/10/29/use-quicksetdns-change-dns-configurations-heartbeat/

__philippe on 2018-05-12 06:51

Nirsoft's DNS setting tool V1.20 release is perfectly timed to match
Steve Gibson's new v1.3.6668.0 DNS_Benchmark sidekick

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SlickRun v4.4.9.3

billon on 29 Aug 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by tproli

SlickRun is a floating keyword utility that allows you to create command aliases, or "MagicWords" that launch applications or URLs. For example, "browse" can be set to open Firefox, "note" to open Notepad, and more. You can type an application's path or location as well.

The program includes its own notepad program opened by typing "jot", but major applications such as MS Office and Online Shopping resources can be added using add-on packs available on the website.

SlickRun supports auto-completion, relative paths and drive letter macro for improved portability.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates a lone working registry entry that does not impact portability of settings at all.
Unicode support: Yes. for Jot, history, autocomplete, $W$, etc.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract sr.exe and DefaultMagic.qrs to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the folder and name it slickrun.local
  3. Launch sr.exe
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-08-10 09:41

Minor update to version
Although the changelog has not been updated, the download is

smaragdus on 2017-02-17 11:12

Note that the x32 build (sr-setup.exe) is still at version while the x64 build (sr-setup64.exe) is at version

rbon on 2020-04-08 15:31

Released new version for both 32 and 64 bit.

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URL Monit@r v1.2.3.3

tactictoe on 28 Mar 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by tactictoe

URL Monitor is a bookmark manager that collects and verifies URLs (anything that starts with http://). The program monitors the clipboard for links and adds them to an internal list. Links can be opened, verified one at a time or in bulk, or exported to a list (html/text).

The program can also import links and lists of links in text/html files via drag-and-drop.

Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. On demand to the Application folder in an ini file and the default URL list via respective button.
Stealth: ? 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 URLMonitor.exe.
What's new? V1.2.3.3
    Main: Navigation button manages errors by user custom browser's choice in the options (Set default browser):
  • Browser Directory not existing anymore,
  • Browser not existing anymore,
  • User's custom browser error.
  • Capture of FTP URL possible if accepted by the FTP site.
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Midas on 2016-03-07 13:32

Thought I'd ask: does anyone know how URL Monit@r compares to Xenu Link Sleuth ATM? (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=112)

tactictoe on 2016-03-12 02:38

Hi Midas. To answer your question. The comparison is not really a good idea. These softwares have two different goals in mind with a common task to achieve their respective goal. Xenu Link Sleuth ATM crawl a site given a URL and perform a complete site URL check with complete report on demand. And it does it very well. URL Monit@r on the other hand does also a verification of URL but its goal is bookmark managing whatever come has URL captured by the clipboard and it does its task very well. Verification of URL here is on a case per case or thru a given list or complete URL list via the integrated browser (Xenu can also import a list of URL). Both program check URL but for two different goals as I said before. However you can check evolution of URL Monit@r here http://www.geocities.ws/tactictoe/URLMonitor_Progress.html. It will include functionality of Xenu Link Sleuth ATM without challenging this excellent software or trying to superseed this software neither copycat the work of this excellent software. The story of URL Monit@r is not finished. It stills evolves. Anyway thank you for asking, it needed to be asked as some people might be confused. So if you need a temporary bookmark manager for long internet session research URL Monit@r is your software, on the other hand if you need to verify a whole website with report Xenu Link Sleuth ATM is your software. Please also note Xenu Link Sleuth ATM is very light in size where URL Monit@ar is more hungry in mass storage size because its modern icon driven needs for functionality. I could have go all the way with menu and speedbutton with little size glyph to reduce the size to 1Mb but it would have reduce the appeals of the software dramatically.

Midas on 2016-03-12 11:36

Thanks for answering, tactictoe. My curiosity was purely academic, issuing from considering the opportunity of enhancing this entry with mention of alternatives, as is customary here at TPFC. As the author of URL Monit@r, you'll have to concede the possibility of bias in your appraisal. :)

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