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TidyTabs Personal Edition v1.21.0 Updated

Ennovy on 29 Sep 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by Ennovy

TidyTabs enables you to add up to three 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:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2
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
Similar/alternative apps: TaskSpace
What's new? See: https://www.nurgo-software.com/company/news/20-tidytabs

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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Quick Access Popup v11.5.8.2 Updated

Ennovy on 16 Sep 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by shnbwmn

Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, webpages etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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: https://www.quickaccesspopup.com/change-log/
Also: https://forum.quickaccesspopup.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=4
Latest comments
Saboo on 2020-03-18 08:06

I am completely lost on a computer without this app. One click emails, instant access to folders, apps, files.....priceless app!

mcodex on 2020-07-09 02:17

Great piece of software. Maybe the best of its kind and I tried a few. Other users here have very well pointed out its strengths and features in any environment, corporate included. Kudos to the developer!

Ennovy on 2021-09-07 01:01

Verion 11.5 released:
- QAP returns to freeware/donorware model
- remove license validation and various license related menu items or labels
- remove donation/get license incentives in main menu and tray menu (QAP icon menu in notification zone)
- add a "Make donation" menu item under "Help" menu (linking to Paypal only for the moment)
- fix bug with the Check for update link in "Options, General" tab

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GUIPropView v1.22 Updated

Andrew Lee on 25 Jul 2022
  • 149KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by billon

GUIPropView displays extensive information about all windows currently opened on your system. All top-level windows are displayed in the upper pane and, when selected, the lower pane lists selected child windows.

Controls include the ability to select one or more items and close, hide, show, minimize, maximize, disable, enable etc. You can also click-and-drag the targeting object to point to identify and select a given Window.

Window listing and status details can be exported to a text file or HTML report.

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 GUIPropView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinLister
What's new?
  • Added option to change the sorting column from the menu (TopLevel -> Sort By and Child -> Sort By). Like the column header click sorting, if you click again the same sorting menu item, it'll switch between ascending and descending order. Also, if you hold down the shift key while choosing the sort menu item, you'll get a secondary sorting.

SmartSystemMenu v2.21.1

Ennovy on 25 Jun 2022
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by billon

SmartSystemMenu enables a variety of functionality to all windows on your machine. When you click the top-left corner of any window, you'll see available visual effects such as resizing, transparency, alignment (such as moving to the lower-right corner). Window movement functions include as sending to tray, staying on top, and the ability to drag the window without using the top bar ("drag-by-mouse").

The program also supports system functions such as window information, saving a screenshot, copy text to clipboard, and process priority. An available launcher menu can be customized, and SmartSystemMenu can be disabled for individual programs.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SmartSystemMenu.exe.
What's new?
  • French translation
  • Hungarian translation
  • Korean translation improvements

clipLog/clipFind v4.0 Updated

lwc on 6 Sep 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2022
  • 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, 'newest date 1st'.
TTS Text-to-speech, clipLog can SPEAK any/all copied text.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: None.
Stealth: ? Yes
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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RBTray v4.14

Andrew Lee on 21 Mar 2022
  • 149KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by modussn

RBTray allows you to minimize application windows to the system tray by:

  • Right-Clicking its minimize button
  • Shift-Right-Clicking on its title bar
  • Using the Windows-Alt-Down hotkey
Note that not all all of these methods will work for every window, so please use whichever one works for your needs.

Restore a window by left clicking that window's tray icon, or by selecting 'Restore Window' from the tray icon's right-click menu.

Note: The program has no tray icon of its own. To exit the application, minimize a window, right-click the resulting tray icon and choose 'Exit RBTray'. Alternatively, run RBTray.exe with the "--exit" parameter.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RBTray.exe.
What's new? See: https://github.com/benbuck/rbtray/releases/tag/v4.14
Latest comments
tajjam on 2020-12-25 15:37

So I am using RBTray, but it is not working on Firefox and Opera. Right Click does not minimize these browsers to tray.

PAFuser on 2021-09-19 10:09

Works fine on Firefox if Title Bar visible, if not use Shift-Right-Clicking on Tab Bar (mine in on top) or Windows-Alt-Down. Also works with Thunderbird. Do not use Opera, but one of the three methods in description seems to work on every program I use, so give it a try.

PAFuser on 2022-03-21 09:42

All 3 methods work on Firefox without Title Bar in 4.14 version. Great app.

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ReIcon v2.0

Andrew Lee on 18 Mar 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by klon

ReIcon lets you save and restore your desktop layout. If you frequently change your screen resolution (e.g. to play games or use applications that require a specific resolution), you are probably familiar with the problem of your desktop icons being jumbled into a mess after you switch back to your normal resolution. ReIcon solves this problem by allowing you to save your desktop layout and restore it later with the click of a button (or with the right-click context menu).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 ReIcon.exe (32-bit version) or ReIcon_x64.exe (64-bit version).
Latest comments
Pendrive on 2022-03-18 07:12

I like it and think that it can be considered better than similar programs as it offers command-line options, which means one can make the saving of the current icon-layout a set-it-and-forget-it regular scheduled task in task-scheduler.
I'd vote for it but but I have zero rank.

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Pulover's Macro Creator v5.4.1

Ennovy on 24 Sep 2021
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Sep 2021
  • Suggested by webfork

Pulover's Macro Creator is an automation tool and script generator that provides users with a variety of functions, as well as a built-in activity recorder. You can not only add keystrokes and mouse actions to your scripts, but also manage windows, controls, files, strings, search images/pixels and even create if/else statements to control the flow of your macros. The program helps both with simple, repetitive tasks as well as complex automation efforts.
Tutorial videos are available.

Developed using AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MacroCreator.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoHotkey, Mouse Recorder Premium, LSMacro
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Pulover/PuloversMacroCreator/releases
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-08-04 13:16

On the homepage the link to the portable version downloads version 5.0.3
Direct download link to version 5.0.4 is: https://github.com/Pulover/PuloversMacroCreator/releases/download/v5.0.4/PuloversMacroCreator-Portable.zip

webfork on 2016-08-04 21:51

@Ennovoy: confirmed, updated

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ICU – Icon Configuration Utility v6

billon on 8 Dec 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

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:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ICU.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DesktopOK
What's new?
  • Updated codebase to AutoIt v3.3.14.5.