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ZoomIt Portable v4.52 Release 2 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2020
  • 940KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by roddersg

ZoomIt provides three useful tools for almost any presentation including a screen zoom, annotation tool, and break timer. The zoom option helps focus on a specific point or part of the screen while the annotation tool can help emphasize or edit what's shown (press Ctrl+S to save a screenshot).

The program includes customisable hotkeys, zoom levels, two different kinds of zoom (a "live" zoom as well as a passive read-only view), and a variety of different annotation features.

ZoomIt Portable is a version of Zoomit that saves settings to the local folder.

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Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch ZoomItPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss-icon
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webfork on 2014-03-29 17:23

Been using this a lot in screen sharing meetings and demonstrations. Works well, but often get a "didn't shut down properly" message and have to restart on Win7x64. Very lucky to have it.

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v4.33 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2020
  • 158KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideDesktopIcons_p.exe.
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideDesktopIcons/History
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donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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TheAeroClock v6.04 Updated

billon on 25 Sep 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

TheAeroClock is a simple but at the same time beautiful desktop clock with alpha transparency. Basic functions include transparency, size, setting and selection of the clock texture or appearance are available.

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. In the same folder, create a blank text file and name it TheAeroClock.ini
  3. Launch TheAeroClock.exe or TheAeroClock_x64.exe
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/TheAeroClock/History
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Midas on 2018-08-02 05:39

Given the time of year, he may be on holidays... :)

smaragdus on 2018-08-02 06:50

@Midas
I doubt it, every day- new release:
https://s20.postimg.cc/ouc3qcon1/softwareok_-_2018-08-02-002.png

olliebean on 2020-07-06 16:00

This is not portable by default; it needs an extra step. From the readme:

"By default, the TheAeroClock.ini will be created in the folder %APPDATA%/TheAeroClock

For portable use, please create or copy in TheAeroClock working directory the TheAeroClock.ini."

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VolumeĀ² v1.1.6.426 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2020
  • 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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AutoHideMouseCursor v3.77 Updated

billon on 7 Sep 2020
  • 84KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

AutoHideMouseCursor automatically hides the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer. The program is useful for reducing distractions for users while reading, during presentations, or for personal preference.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideMouseCursor_p.exe or AutoHideMouseCursor_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideMouseCursor/History