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FileOptimizer v13.70 Updated

billon on 22 Mar 2019
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new? See:
https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer
Latest comments
nikkho on 2017-11-26 11:15

@Special. Fixed!
https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/1124/

Special on 2018-05-23 14:52

Hmm no Change log/History for v12.80, this is a first.

mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

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7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.6.2 Updated

billon on 21 Mar 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows you to configure various aspects of the Windows taskbar including mouse configuration, thumbnail handling, pinned items and button combining.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. During set up, choose 'Portable type of install'
  3. Launch 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary help files.
What's new? See:
https://rammichael.com/downloads/7tt_setup.exe?changelog
Latest comments
Specular on 2014-04-10 13:28

This app was worth installing just for the ability to disable the minimum width restriction on vertical taskbars. Now it's nice and narrow.

Right-click the tray icon and select 'Advanced Options', then set the 'no_width_limit' value to '1'.

JasonK on 2018-11-11 10:21

Windows SmartScreen reports is as not recommended to run.

webfork on 2018-11-13 22:23

@JasonK: I don't know why it would - maybe Windows doesn't really want programs like this that complicate support calls? The program itself is 1/68 on VirusTotal (clean).

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AllDup v4.3.1 Updated

billon on 21 Mar 2019
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

AllDup removes duplicate files from one or multiple directories and includes a preview function using Windows own tools (IE, MediaPlayer and WordPad). Can find duplicates by file name, file extension, file content, file dates, file attributes. The software can also scan ZIP or RAR archives (with an optional file size limit) and filter file types and/or folders.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AllDupPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://www.alldup.de/alldup_help/alldup_version.php
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-02-16 20:12

@Prime: Unknown. Anyway, just rechecked the status and the current license info is correct.

MIKLO on 2017-10-12 15:04

Working as "freeware" for me :) very nice software does all I want and more thanks for job well done.
MIKLO

Special on 2018-12-23 20:30

It seems that with v4.2.0 it now phone home no matter what on every startup, 4.1.8 didn't do this and yes, the option "Check for updates on startup" is disabled.

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DxWnd v2.05.12 Updated

billon on 19 Mar 2019
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by Special

DxWnd lets you run many applications that default to fullscreen in a window, ideal for games. The program is a Win32 "hooker" program that intercepts and alters the behavior of window messages and APIs. It picks up events and injects code into the configured tasks to run fullscreen programs in a windowed environment while maintaining expected behavior.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch dxwnd.exe.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/files/Latest build/
Latest comments
Special on 2017-03-25 17:18

Who are you? Like if gho the main guy behind DxWnd move over to Github, only then I would consider it an "official" repo, but other wise it seems pretty unofficial to me when a random person sets one up.

What are some of your contributions to DxWnd? Why didn't gho set it up instead?

refack on 2017-04-22 14:53

@Special, I'm just helping gho with the "mechanics" of the mirror. He owns and approves the mirror.

Midas on 2017-07-04 10:04

Tip: no help files are included in recent builds, so it is advised you grab v2_04_10 from Sourceforge which has the most up to date files.

BTW, the GitHub repository mentioned above by refack is currently empty.

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paint.net v4.1.6 Updated

billon on 19 Mar 2019
  • 58MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by nunoleite

paint.net is an image and photo editing software with support for layers, unlimited undo, image effects and a tabbed thumbnail interface. The program includes a variety of paint bushes and selection tools as well as image filters such as sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise etc.

The program supports plugins and will automatically start in 64-bit if within an operating system that supports it.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
Stealth: ? No. Writes to C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\paint.net
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer inside the ZIP package, extract and install to the default location (C:\Program Files\paint.net)
  2. Open the file PaintDotNet.exe.config in a text editor and find this line:

    <add key="EnableWindowsFormsHighDpiAutoResizing" value="true" />

  3. Underneath, paste the following text:

    <add key="PaintDotNet.EnablePortableMode" value="true" />

  4. Save this change and copy the paint.net folder to a destination of your choice
  5. Uninstall the program
  6. Launch PaintDotNet.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoFiltre, PhotoDemon
What's new? See:
https://blog.getpaint.net/category/update-news/