Desktop Enhancements


  • 7stacks

    Free Windows Website

    7stacks is an easy to use, free app that lets Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) users have "stacks" of icons in their Taskbar (in 7) or QuickLaunch Toolbar (in Vista and XP). By using stacks, users can reduce icon clutter, and combine a group of related icons into a single icon. For instance, if you use application suites such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or Adobe CS4, you can have all the suites icons combined into one icon!

     

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  • Nimi Places

    Free Personal Windows Website

    Organizes desktop into customizable containers - showing folders (e.g.: local folders, network locations) contents, displayed as icons/thumbnails on scrollable surface. In-built thumbnail engine is capable of displaying thumbnails for supported Open Documents and PSD images, but also for supported PDF files.

    Supported media formats can be quickly: previewed, listened, played using in-built multimedia fronted - with included image viewer supporting custom shaped and circular selection, and in-line playback of audio files.

    Files can be labeled, customly ordered, searched by typing. There are multiple sorting options from by name to by content (that groups into sets of matching similar files).

    Other management features consist of file & folder rules, time & location based settings and more.

     

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  • Preme for Windows

    Free Windows Website

    Preme is a free software for Windows which lets you add cool desktop features and enhances the desktop functionality.

    Key features:

    Touch the corners of your desktop to push shortcut key or open any file or hide an active window or see all your open Windows either in Flip 3D or Alt-Tab style

    Hold mouse button on the title bar area of window to keep your window on top of other windows

    Move mouse cursor to title bar area and scroll down mouse wheel to minimize the particular window

    Hover mouse cursor on the title bar are and then click the wheel to close the window

    Right-click on the taskbar button and the mouse cursor will point to Close window option

    Press ESC button twice to close the active item

    Move cursor to Start button area to open Start menu automatically

    Touch the edge of your desktop to switch to the hidden window in the edge of your screen.

    Drag mouse cursor on the maximize button to snap your window to the corner or the edge of your desktop.

    Scroll any windows without switching windows.

     

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  • FlashTray Pro

    Free Windows Website

    Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive keyboard tasks by using custom macros and hotkeys.

     

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  • Bins

    Commercial Windows Website

    Bins is an utility which allows you to group icons in your Windows Taskbar.

    • Restore sanity to your Windows taskbar
      Combine related icons on your Windows 7, 8 or 10 taskbar with Bins.
      Reduce clutter, and get at your programs quickly.

    • Simple
      To use Bins, drag one icon on top of another and drop into the bubble that appears. To ungroup, drag the icon back to the taskbar. Bins is simple and intuitive.

    • Instantly accessible
      Mouseover a group's icon and its Bin container will appear instantly for launching apps or managing open windows; works natively with AeroPeek and JumpLists. Move your mouse away and Bins will tuck back away.

     

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  • SBar Taskbar Replacement

    Free Windows Website

    This is a Windows taskbar replacement software that add some new functionality present in Windows 7 to older Microsoft operating systems like Vista and XP

    It adds almost all functionality of Windows 7 taskbar back to XP and Vista!

    Features that SBar add are:

    1. Grouping taskbar buttons in the way Windows 7 do it.
    2. Thumbnail previews for all opened windows. (in XP static - live in Vista)
    3. Jump lists with pin support
    4. Additional tasks in jump lists
    5. Pin support to taskbar (experimental)
    6. Support to Skype 4.x and Firefox 3.x

     

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  • 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

    Free Windows Website

    Adapt the taskbar to your workflow, not the other way around.

    Designed for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

    (Most of the configuration options it provides can’t be tweaked using the taskbar properties or the registry.)

    The tweaks are divided into three sections:

    TASKBAR ITEMS
    Controls taskbar items related stuff, like middle/right clicking, hovering, and dropping.

    GROUPING & COMBINING
    Disables grouping, allows to drag taskbar buttons between groups, forces or disables combining, and more.

    OTHER TASKBAR OPTIONS
    Provides mouse wheel options, taskbar empty space clicking options, and some other options.

     

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  • WinWarden

    Free Windows Website

    Automatically control how to display a window.

    Features:

    • Move, maximize, minimize, restore, enable, disable, hide, show, ontop, bottom, alwaysontop, clip, transparent, transparent color, move relative to another window, stick to the edge of the screen, center, run a program.
    • Doubleclick trayicon to center the active window.

     

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  • menuApp

    Free Windows Website

    menuApp is an application which allows you to configure menus and use them to launch your favourite programs, music files, documents, websites, etc.
    It's fast, doesn't hog a lot of resource and is easy to setup and use (so long as you can handle a text editor).
    What's more, it doesn't drop any extraneous files on your system and it stays well clear of the registry.

     

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  • altdrag

    Free Windows Website

    AltDrag allows you to move and resize windows much easier. When you have it running you can simply hold down the Alt key and then use your mouse to drag any window, and it doesn't matter where in the window you click. This is especially useful in netbooks, with respect to the small screen and touchpad. It simply allows you to do more with less mouse movements.

     

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  • AquaSnap

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Too many windows on your screen? Stop wasting your productivity. AquaSnap brings new easy and efficient ways to manage multiple applications.

     

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  • LaunchBar by Lerup.com

    Free Windows Website

    LaunchBar is a small Windows freeware program that mimics the behavior of the dockable QuickLaunch toolbar that was available in all Windows versions before Windows 7.

     

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  • TaskbarDock

    Free Windows Website

    TaskbarDock offers a few extra features to customize your Windows 10 taskbar.

     

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