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DesktopOK v10.21 Updated

Andrew Lee on 21 Sep 2022
  • 674KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2022
  • 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:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK/History
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-02-16 17:22

There are now separate zip packages for x32 and x64

AndTheWolf on 2021-06-20 20:41

Now at version 8.98

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-04 18:47

Now at version 9.61

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VolumeĀ² v1.1.7.431

billon on 24 Jan 2021
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

VolumeĀ² is an utility designed as a replacement for the standard Volume Control. It lets you easily change the sound volume just by rotating the mouse wheel, using keyboard hot keys or moving the mouse pointer to an edge of the screen.

It also includes an audio mixer with advanced volume controls support, a scheduler, an on-screen display, command line support and the ability to store and recall different unlimited presets via one mouse click or system-wide hot keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. If needed, create a file called Config.ini in the application folder.
  3. Launch Volume2.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Volumouse
What's new? See:
https://github.com/irzyxa/Volume2/blob/master/History.txt
Latest comments
fullbug on 2014-03-21 23:17

I love this program, been looking for something like this, thank you!!

fullbug on 2015-08-12 16:14

As I said before, love this, but what is new in the newer version?

Checker on 2015-08-12 22:47

@ fullbug: Klick on "what's new" (the little eye icon) and you will see ;)

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InstalledPackagesView v1.05

billon on 29 Jan 2019
  • 121KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by billon

InstalledPackagesView displays the list of all software packages installed on your system (or from another system on external hard-drive) with Windows Installer (MSI). The program lists the files, Registry keys and associated .NET Assemblies. For every installed program, you can view name, version, install date, registry time, estimated size, install location, install source, MSI filename (in C:\Windows\Installer) and more.

Category:
Runs on: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. Launch InstalledPackagesView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UninstallView
What's new? Added:
  • /cfg command-line option to start InstalledPackagesView with the specified config file.
  • 'Save File Encoding' option.

HiddeX v2.5 build 22

webfork on 25 Dec 2018
  • 292KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Mar 2014
  • Suggested by I am Baas

HiddeX is an easy-to-use privacy or window clutter tool that enables quickly hiding any window or program (browser, game, player, etc.) with one click or hotkey. The program instantly hides specified windows from your desktop and taskbar without closing them. Click once to hide and once more to restore all hidden windows.

Programs selected that normally appear in the system tray are also hidden, and audio is muted.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 HiddeX.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Clicky Gone Portable
What's new? V 2.5 build 22
  • (New) Function "Go to Process".
  • (Fixed) Small minor bugs.
Latest comments
@thehop on 2013-09-24 20:02

nice one! - but i prefer (since 1996 to this day) the traytool smarty "Hide-It!" :) http://www.expocenter.com/hideit/

@thehop on 2013-09-24 20:08

PS: The "HiddeX" HotKey & Mouse Options are quite fine! From now on I use both! ;)

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