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PointerStick v6.11 Updated

Andrew Lee on 24 Nov 2022
  • 829KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

PointerStick modifies the mouse arrow to appear as a virtual pointer stick. This is helpful for presentations to highlight content and the size, shape and other details of the pointer can be customized.

Category:
Runs on: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 package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create blank text file and name it PointerStick.ini
  3. Launch PointerStick.exe or PointerStick_x64.exe
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/PointerStick/History
Latest comments
Daneel on 2012-07-03 18:26

But my arrow doesn't disappear with the stick.
It is possible to have the stick without original pointer with some effect for every cursor? Like normal, text, link cursor etc.

rogerthedodger on 2012-10-27 02:51

Yes agreed would be more useable if the original arrow was to disappear whilst the stick was on show. I do however like software by this guy, and couldnt live without "always mouse wheel" which is what microsoft should have originally had.

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:35

Since I don't see as good as I once did (old eyes)I'm always interested in a way to make a pointer BIGGER. Thanks.
MIKLO

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IsMyLcdOK v5.15 Updated

Andrew Lee on 4 Sep 2022
  • 84KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

IsMyLcdOK checks for dead/paralysed/stuck pixels on LCD monitors.

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Runs on: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 package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it IsMyLcdOK.ini
  3. Launch IsMyLcdOK.exe or IsMyLcdOK_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyLcdOK/History
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-12-15 01:59

Works as adverised,at least it does not claim to fix dead pixels,I like it!(found 1 dead pixel)BooHoo

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ControlMyMonitor v1.36

Andrew Lee on 11 Aug 2022
  • 140KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by billon

ControlMyMonitor allows you view and modify the settings of your monitor (also known as 'VCP Features'), like brightness, contrast, sharpness, red/green/blue color balance and more. It can export all settings of your monitor into a configuration file and then later load the same configuration back into your monitor.

Requires hardware that supports DDC/CI. Note that some laptops monitors will not function while attached external monitors will.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Hardware that supports DDC/CI.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ControlMyMonitor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MultiMonitorTool
What's new?
  • Added 'Start As Hidden' option. When this option and 'Put Icon On Tray' option are turned on, the main window of ControlMyMonitor will be invisible on start.

LightBulb v.2.3.3

Andrew Lee on 25 Oct 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jun 2021
  • Suggested by freakazoid

LightBulb is a eye-strain prevention tool that gradually modifies screen colors over the course of your day. The program is very configurable with lots of controls for defining daytime and nightime, and will exclude applications where color specifics are important e.g. GIMP or PhotoDemon.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Core v3.1
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lightbulb.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SunsetScreen
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Tyrrrz/LightBulb/blob/master/Changelog.md

ClickMonitorDDC v7.2

billon on 7 Nov 2020
  • 639KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Midas

ClickMonitorDDC enables easy controls to adjust monitor brightness, contrast and colors, as well as audio volume. The program supports color profiles, rotation, monitor inputs, and dim, reset, and power off/on monitor. The program can also differentiate between monitor speaker volume and system volume, rotate display and more.

Note that some functions require an up-to-date graphics driver. Supports command-line functionality.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ClickMonitorDDC_X_X.exe
  3. Right click on the tray icon, select Settings
  4. Uncheck both LogOnAutoRun and Save settings in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\ClickMonitorDDC\ClickMonitorDC.xml
Similar/alternative apps: ControlMyMonitor
What's new? See:
https://web.archive.org/web/20201016064411/https://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/
Latest comments
webfork on 2019-08-30 22:04

Absolutely a must-have if you are in a place with a changing light setting or you need to be moving your laptop frequently. The access to brightness and volume in the notification area is definitely something I can't lose again. Also, the automatic start at a lower light level has saved me loads of battery since I installed it. Some of the advanced tools and functions aren't super clear, but the basic tools are easy and effective.

Cornflower on 2020-11-07 16:21

I just got a 404 error on the page, but the following work:
Website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20201001204420/https://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/

Download v7.2
http://web.archive.org/web/20201001204420/https://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/ClickMonitorDDC_7_2.zip

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MonitorInfoView v1.22

billon on 1 Jun 2020

MonitorInfoView is a small utility that displays essential information about your monitor, including week/year of manufacture, manufacturer, model, supported display modes etc. This information is extracted from the EDID ("Extended Display Identification Data") records stored on your computer. You can also view the monitor information of multiple computers on your network if you login to these computers with administrator rights.

Category:
Runs on: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. Launch MonitorInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Select All' and 'Deselect All' to the 'Column Settings' window.
  • Fixed bug in the generated xml file.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-24 03:25

Works as advertised-good to use if you forget your monitor serial number,previous versions would not tell correct supported resolutions,this works fine.

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MultiMonitorTool v1.96

billon on 29 Sep 2019
  • 278KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

MultiMonitorTool allows a variety of monitor setting tweaks including disable/enable monitors, set primary monitor, save/load all monitors configs and move windows from one monitor to another. The program also provides a preview window, which allows you to view a preview of all attached monitors.

Command-line features are available.

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 MultiMonitorTool.exe.
What's new?
  • When trying to enable a monitor from command-line (/enable command) using the monitor number (e.g.: /enable 2 or /enable \\.\DISPLAY1), MultiMonitorTool now tries to enable the monitor even if it cannot be found in the monitors list.
Latest comments
fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:32

As I use the rotate monitor multiple times a day, it would be great to control monitor rotation too.

fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:37

Without playing with it, it seems to me that if I take the time to do the math, that the Left-Top and Right-Bottom field values will control rotation, however, it is currently a bit cumbersome. If there were a toolbar button for clockwise and another for counter-clockwise, that would be great. Oh, BTW, great tool!

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SunsetScreen v1.28

Andrew Lee on 9 Dec 2018
  • 773KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

NOTE: The latest version of this program become trialware and includes components that use system resources for 3rd party services. Linked to the last freeware version.

SunsetScreen is an app designed to reduce the amount of blue glow and glare displayed on your monitor to reduce eye fatigue. Specifically, the app allows you to set the colour and brightness levels for day and night, as well as the sunrise time.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 3.5 Framework
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SunsetScreen.exe.

Optionally, to make the program launch to the taskbar, close the program after the initial launch, open the file SunsetScreenPrefs.txt and go to the hideWindowOnManualStart= entry. Change False to True.
What's new?
  • Startup alternative made simpler.
  • No default install now, just the portable executable.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-09-21 17:54

Version 1.23 has been available for about a month.

freakazoid on 2015-09-21 21:43

@AndTheWolf - Thanks. Updated!

stisev on 2019-08-31 13:34

urgent: sunsetscreen now includes some bitcoin miner to process resources while idle. Do NOT upgrade your version from onwards of 1.28 if you want to avoid this junk.

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Defpix v1.4.10.17

billon on 16 Nov 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

Defpix is a defective (dead) pixels tester to help check for defective pixels, which sometimes occur on LCD screens. The program simply shows these colors - red, green, blue, white and black - over the whole surface of the screen.

Supports multiple monitor systems.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download defpix.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
MacroDet on 2018-08-31 03:49

Symantec has deleted it by heuristic search.

I found a program called injuredpixels-portable that does the same and Symantec seems to have no problems with it.

Download found in https://injured-pixels.en.uptodown.com/windows

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Bgcall v2.6.7.0

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 574KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bgcall is a wallpaper changer. Includes multiple monitor support (individual wallpaper setting), calendar display (merge into wallpaper), manual wallpaper setting, and more.

Note: Although this program supports Windows 7, it does not function in the "Starter Edition".

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty Bgcall.ini within this folder
  3. Launch Bgcall.exe

Once the program is setup, you can:

  • Change the wallpaper and close - launch the program using Bgcall.exe /s /z
  • Update the date and close - launch Bgcall.exe /d /z
Similar/alternative apps: Wallpaper Master, WalCal
Latest comments
Fixitman on 2015-01-10 14:57

Would this work on Windows 8 to replace all those tiles on the home screen? That would be a good solution!

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