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  1. Open Shell is a fork of Originally Classic Shell by Ivo Beltchev.
  2. O&O ShutUp10++ means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 and Windows 11 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.


  3. Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows, and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it.

    Discontinued

    The developer announced that Classic Shell will be no longer developed because Windows 10 is updated too frequently and because Microsoft is making more difficult to customize Windows: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8147 Last version, 4.3.1, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website, together with the source code.

  4. Customize the Windows taskbar with dozens of exclusive options.
  5. X-Mouse Button Control is a Windows application to remap your mouse buttons and expand the capabilities of your mouse!
  6. Universal tweaker software which supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
  7. The real privacy dashboard for Windows.
  8. Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a freeware Tweak UI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements.
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    Dism++ is a free portable Windows optimizer and manager.
  9. Default Programs Editor is a powerful but simple file association utility for Windows 7, Vista and XP. This free utility has three main functions: context menu editor, auto-play editor, and default programs association editor.

    Discontinued

    Last update: March 11, 2018 (version 2.7.2676.2142)

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    WizMouse is a mouse enhancement utility that makes your mouse wheel work on the window currently under the mouse pointer, instead of the currently focused window. This means you no longer have to click on a window before being able to scroll it with the mouse wheel.
  10. Private WinTen is an advanced Privacy tool for windows it provides a simple and comprehensive UI for tweaking privacy settings, as well as options to block system access to files and registry keys in order to enforce privacy whenever Windows does not provide a satisfying setting...
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    bbLean is the lean version of Blackbox for Windows. It tries to keep balance between features and complexity, to give you some efficient means within a compact shell.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.17.1, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  11. SharpApp is a free and portable tool building upon a PowerShell engine and community powered script files for disabling telemetry functions in Windows 10, uninstalling preinstalled apps, installing software packages and automating Windows tasks.
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    Return the Start Button to Windows 8 With these features: