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Alt-Tab Thingy 3.3.0
Replacement to add brand new features to help you switch tasks faster and more efficiently that ever before.
Always On Top 1.5
Tool to display any image of your choice on the screen always on top of all other windows. It will also play a wav tune on loading the image.
AutoSizer 1.71
automatically resizes any window you specify.
BGEye 2.82
it renders system information as the desktop wallpaper. The information is rendered as a variable array of elements, together with icons, onto a pre-defined background, before being saved as a bitmap and temporarily set as the wallpaper.
This utility lets you hide all open windows with a single (defined) keystroke, then reopen them when the coast is clear.  
BossKey 2.00
Simple virtual desktop program. Create hot-keys to switch between the desktops and have one set of windows/applications on one and a different set of windows/applications on another and flip between them instantly with a single keypress. Up to 10 virtual desktops can be defined and windows can be designated always visible.  
CapTime 1.46
Changes the title of the active window (for example is can add curent time). Can also remove or replace parts of it.  
Computer Name Service 1.04A
Displays the computer name, IP address, subnet mask, time, system uptime, processes & threads, CPU usage, RAM, and page file information on the default and logon desktop.  
Cool Ruler 1.5
Easy to use ruler. Measurements can be set for inches, pixels and centimeters and you can adjust the angle of the ruler to a vertical or horizontal position.  
CoolTicker 0.54
Tool for centralizing the display of multiple grabbed informations in a small screen space. The informations can be any kind of texts, received or retrieved by/from any compatible CoolTicker text source thru TCP-IP, HTTP, POP3, DDE, Text Files. Users can also create text filters to extract strings from any HTTP/HTML, POP3, Text Files that are not in CoolTicker structure format (stock values, temperatures, web forum subject headers). You can also use theses filter to be only warned when a document/web page contains a certain text/number.  
Corners 3.2
After Windows startup, an icon appears in your system tray and some or all of the corners of your screen becomes "active". An active corner is ready to respond to your command - simply place your mouse pointer in an active corner and a menu of possible actions will appear, or your chosen program (e.g. screen saver, virus scanner, etc.) can be activated.  
Cursor Clock 1.0.1
This application will turn your mouse cursor into a working clock.   
DeskPins 1.30
can be used to make any application topmost, that is, to keep it above all other windows. This functionality is identical to the Always on Top setting found in some programs.  
Desktop UI Renamer
Windows has an annoying habit of not letting you rename many of the icons on your desktop (like Recycle Bin, My Documents and more). With this free little application tweak the ui quickly and easily.
DotMouse 1.2
Change the design of your cursor.  
FastRes 1.0
Lets you quickly change your screen resolution and color depth, from the system tray.  
Free Launch Bar 1.0
Free replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in Free Launch Bar. However, the Free Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts. But there is one huge difference. Free Launch Bar allows you to combine your shortcuts into groups. This feature looks like popup menus. This vastly improves the management of your shortcuts and save working space on your desktop.  
FreeShade 1.004 beta 7
Window shading utility for Windows. Window shading is when you double-click on a window's caption and the window rolls itself up so that only its caption (or title bar) is visible.   
Ghost-It! 1.04
Program that runs in the system tray, and lets you turn windows into "ghost" windows. Ghost window is allways on top of other windows, but you can see through it.  
Glass2k 0.9.2 beta
Program that allows Windows 2000/XP users to make any window transparent.   
Hawkeye ShellInit 0.4.2
Creates any number of margins on the screen that maximized windows wont cover (much like the taskbar). In these margins, you can put applications that you always want visible.  
JetStart Free 4.4
offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched programs and system commands. Just type a few letters and JetStart will show matching applications as you type. Once you've found a desired program, you can immediately launch, drag to desktop or unistall it.  
JR Screen Ruler 1.2
Tool that allows you to accurately measure anything on your screen. This is especially useful when measuring graphics, web page browser sizes or whatever. Screen Ruler can display Pixels, Inches, Picas or Centimeters.  
jRes 0.6
Utility that runs in the system tray of your Windows 95 or NT system. By clicking on it's little 'JR' icon, users can easily switch screen resolution and color depth, or open the 'Display Proprties' box.  
Utility that enhances the standard windows, adding new buttons next to the Minimize button in the titlebar. Using the buttons, the user can stretch the window across the screen, hide it to a trayicon, hide all of the window apart from the titlebar or make the window stay on top of others. The user can exclude some windowtypes from beeing extended and choose which buttons to be visible.  
MoodBook 1.00
Tiny Windows utility that brings art to your desktop and sets a tone for your daily mood and emotions. With MoodBook your desktop looks like an art gallery changing art expositions either automatically or manually.  
Mr. App Launch 1.0
Small app that sits in your system tray (by the clock) and allows you to launch your 10 favorite applications. Mr. AppLaunch can also launch multiple items at once.  
MultiDesktop Manager 0.3.8
Desktop manager program which allows you to create multiple desktops and switch between them. MultiDesktop Manager will run only on Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000 or above.  
MyRun 1.10
It allows you to run several programs with one click.  
Very simple skin makeover for Windows.  
Q-Sort 2000 1.2
Tool that arranges the "Programs" section of your Start Menu and your Internet Explorer Favorites in alphabetical order with a single mouse click.  
QRes adds a front end to QuickRes form Microsoft so that you can automatically switch color mode or screen resolution when you start a Windows application. For instance, when you start a game that uses 640 x 480 pixels screen area and requires 256 color mode, you can make QRes automatically switch to this screen mode as long as you run the game and switch back to your regular screen mode when the game is over. 
Quick Hide Windows 1.0
You can use it to hide application to free up space on your taskbar or even hide the desktop and taskbar. All this is accessible from a keyboard shortcut.  
Resize 0.2
Simple program, that establishes a taskbar icon, enabling you to quickly and easily change the screen resolution.  
Lets you turn usually non-resizeable windows into resizeable windows (most windows will respond correctly, but some may not).  
With ShakeIt!, you will be able to manipulate the elements of the windows taskbar. You want your start-button placed at the lower right corner of your screen? Well, ShakeIt! solves the problem.  
Snap 1.0.3
Makes a window snap to the edge of other windows or to the screen edge when it is moved close to it. Doesn't work with MFC-windows yet. For Windows 9x/ME/NT4/2000/XP.  
Small program that makes snow-flakes fall around your windows.   
Taskbar Eliminator 2.6
utility which will simply and efficiently remove the taskbar from Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. With just the click of a button or a hotkey, the taskbar is disabled from any side of the screen, providing the freedom to use any dock application, increase computer security, or allow all sorts of Windows customizations. The taskbar can be toggled on and off in real-time, providing the flexibility to quickly view the taskbar to perform an action.  
Taskix 1.5
simple drag and drop tool to reorder buttons in your Windows taskbar.  
Toolbar 1.4c
Provides a way to add a customized floating toolbar to any application. When a button is pressed a pre-defined sequence of keystrokes is sent to the desired window. All options for the buttons and what they do may be altered within the configuration file.  
TransText 1.20
Small shell extension for Windows95/98/Me/NT/2000, which will allow the user to have transparent background color in the icon caption area, thereby getting rid of the irritating one-colored rectangles covering your nice background image.  
Verschwindibus 1.7
It enables you to hide/show any running window, so that no other one can see it. The hotkeys and system tray icon are customizable and systemtray & desktop icons can be toggled visible/invisible. Verschwindibus can easily be controlled through the systemtray.  
Vista Start Menu 2.65
alternative to the plain Start menu you find in Windows XP and Windows Vista.   
Window hidie 0.2 beta
light-weight utility to hide any window instantly with a key press. The program itself stays completely invisible. You can even run it from a USB thumbdrive.  
WinMac 4.9.1 service pack 3
Program that allows Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000, and Millennium users to add a Macintosh-style menu bar to their system.   
WinPenguins 0.5
It creates cute little penguins that wander around your Windows desktop.  
WIRM 2.00.0067
Simple to use task tray application providing the basic feature set of quickres and the Display Properties control panel applet. It also features advanced features not found in any standard windows controls or tweekUI. Screen Ruler 4.1
designed and made for one single purpose - to help you to measure anything on your screen.  




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