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DesktopOK v4.61 Updated

webfork on 20 Feb 2017
  • 316KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 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:
  1. Download the ZIP file for your operating system ANSI for Win9x-ME, Unicode for Win2k+ or 64-bit package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini
  3. Depending on the version you downloaded, launch one of the following:
    • Launch DesktopOK.exe
    • DesktopOK_Unicode.exe
    • 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?
  • Save and adjust the desktop icon size:
    Desktop icon size: Small (32), Medium (48,64), Large (96), Small (16, 24, 32) (Text right-aligned).
    Change the Desktop Icon Size: Via Menu, Tools, Windows-Metric.
    Save via menu, Options, Save options.
    Optional: Save at program exit and restore at program start.
  • Small adjustments under Windows 10.
Latest comments
lstollin on 2015-03-12 14:49

I love this guy's lightweight and practical software so much that I've donated to him (very rare for me!). Many of his tools I see that this tool combines several of his others -- and my favorites as a trainer -- into one: AutohidedesktopIconsOK, AutohideMouseCursorOK, DontSleepOK, and others. Can't wait to try it.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:44

v4.26 released !

AndTheWolf on 2016-06-18 16:59

Now at v4.35

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Lintalist v1.9.2 Updated

lintalist on 18 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by lintalist

Lintalist is a context sensitive text-expander with abbreviations, shortcuts, plugins, scripts and search. It allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program. The text can be interactive, for example you can automatically insert the current time and date, ask for (basic) user input or make a selection from a list etc and finally it can also run a script. You can use keyboard shortcuts or abbreviations to paste the text (or run the script) without opening the search window. You can also use formatted text (html, markdown and rtf) and images.

Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. The program can create shortcuts (lnk) on your desktop and/or startup folder for you.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lintalist.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new?
  • New: Replaced check/radio boxes with button bar (Search GUI)
  • New: Right click context menu listview (with icons)
  • Fix: Refactored LoadAll and Selected Bundle code
  • Fix: Refactored duplicate hotkey and shorthand detection code
  • Fix: SetIcon now also looks at Part2 of the snippet as it should

XMind v7.5 Update 1

webfork on 19 Nov 2016
  • 471MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Gannon8

X-Mind is a mind-mapping program with a variety of available diagramming tools for flowcharts, organizational charts, timelines, and more. It can be used for brain storming, illustrating or categorizing ideas, note taking, conceptualizing, and more. It supports drag-and-drop of elements, export to other formats, and is compatible with most other mind-mapping programs.

The download is cross platform, functional in OS X and Linux. Some advanced functions are restricted to the pro version but can be removed via Edit - Preferences - XMind Pro and checking "Hide Plus/Pro features".

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch \XMind_Windows\xmind.exe

Optionally:
  • Run XMind_Windows\Associate_XMind_File.bat to associate the program with .xmind files. (This is not portable and must be run on each machine.)
  • To save space, if you are sure you'll have Java installed on any machine you use, you can delete the XMind_Windows\JRE folder (thanks mc)
  • If not planning to run on other operating systems, save additional space by deleting XMind_Linux, XMind_Linux_64bit, XMind_Linux_64bit, and XMind_Mac_OS_X
Similar/alternative apps: Blumind
What's new? New Features:
XMind Cloud
New Share Dialog
60,000+ Pretty Icons
Major Improvements:
Brand New Vector Markers (SVG)
Colorful sheet tabs
More "Multi Branch Colors" options
Copy/Paste Topics Optimization
Rename sheet interaction optimization
Group themes
Add "All" option in droplist menu of Theme Editor dialog
Print Dialog Optimization
New Notification UI
Add checkbox option to dictionaries in Spelling settings
Many other improvements


Read more: http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/XMIND-Changelog-72524.html#ixzz4QQCSc0ix
Latest comments
Guna KS on 2011-02-19 12:12

One of the amazing software that I've used . . Good job, guys . . .

webfork on 2011-06-27 18:46

Youtube user put together a great series of tutorials on xmind: http://www.youtube.com/user/frankshakaxmind#p/u

webfork on 2015-04-26 21:42

This program is critically important when you have a mass of vaguely connected topics. Seeing them all grouped nicely into a structure does a very useful magic trick, simplifying and clarifying how you think about almost any topic.

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