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DesktopOK v8.41 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 674KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • 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).

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Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / 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. 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
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:55

I still use & really like this program now using Windoze 10. I'm anal about my Desktop icons arrangement, and this program makes it so easy to line them up just as I want. Thanks to the maker for a program that I have used for a very long time across many different operating systems. Has always been flawless for me :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

It would be even better if DesktopOK didn't force an icon rearrangement with every resolution change -- in my laptop, a lot of those are temporary, resulting from user logon or the machine coming out of sleep state before, rerouting graphics to my higher resolution external screen. After some time it's galling to have to restore icon arrangement after every such hiccup. I've gone through all settings several times but up to now have been unable to disable this behavior.

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

@Midas strange because I have used on laptops for a very long time and have never seen this problem, now I really curious to see if I can make happen. More to be revealed.
MIKLO

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SmartSystemMenu v2.3.1 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2021
  • 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?
  • Show or hide menu items by the Settings dialog.
  • Improve German translation.

RBTray v4.11 Updated

billon on 6 Jan 2021
  • 149KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2020
  • 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/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Latest comments
zak_711 on 2011-07-07 22:14

Hidewin, Iconize, RBTray, and so on ...
I think the best and more useful that let you iconize on sys tray and set the trasparency of every window just right clicking is still Power Menu.

pilgrim on 2011-07-08 11:08

you can use also wintray, which is nice.
http://autoitscript.com/forum/topic/85841-wintray-v16/page__hl__wintray

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.

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Pulover's Macro Creator v5.3.9 Updated

billon on 6 Jan 2021
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 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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GUIPropView v1.14 Updated

billon on 27 Dec 2020
  • 149KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Dec 2020
  • 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 'Copy Clicked Cell' option to the right-click context menu, which copies to the clipboard the text of cell that you right-clicked with the mouse.