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QZoom
QZoom is full screen zoom and operation tool like Mac OS X in Windows XP and Vista.
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Windows Layout Manager
Windows Layout Manager (WiLMa) is a free tool that allows users to manage the layout of different windows on a single or multiple monitors simultaneously. It was developed by Stefan Didak for this own personal use but has been made available to everyone.
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Free Virtual Keyboard
Free Virtual Keyboard is software that simulates the hardware keyboard on the computer screen and adds some elegant features. You can change size and transparency of virtual keyboard with one click at any time.
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WindowsPager
WindowsPager is a desktop-switcher/pager for Windows Vista/XP/2000 to manage 'virtual' workspaces/desktops. It will integrate smoothly into the desktop panel.
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Unhider
Small utility to hide or show any window on your desktop. Sometimes after crashing Windows Explorer we cannot get access to our programs that was minimized to system tray. This utility can help you to find and unhide any hidden window.
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PlacesBar Editor
PlacesBarEditor is a free utility for Windows Me/2000/XP that allows you to customize the 'PlacesBar' that appears on the left side of the Open and Save dialogs in most applications. The PlacesBar is a set of shortcuts to commonly-used folders, but wouldn't it be more useful if you could determine what 'commonly used' means for yourself, instead of letting Microsoft define it for you? That's where PlacesBarEditor comes in.
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Meazure
What are the dimensions of that image? How big is this window? Does this layout fit on an NTSC display? What color are these pixels? What does this icon look like close up? How can I capture an arbitrary portion of the screen? These are just a few of the questions that kept coming up as I developed applications and web pages. Various tools are available to answer some of these questions but I could not find any that answered them all or that had a usable interface. So I created Meazure, a program that measures, magnifies and captures the screen by providing a battery of features in a cohesive user interface.
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Minute Timer
Minute Timer (MinTimer) is a general-purpose, simple desktop count-down timer and alarm. It's easy to use and is perfect for reminding yourself to do certain things -- like getting up from the computer and stretching your legs (for example)!
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Backgrounder
Backgrounder adds background images to Windows folders. Additionally, you have the possibility to choose the color of the file captions in the Windows explorer. The new version features the option 'Process subfolders': If you check it, then, your background image will be added to all the subfolders (or a selection) as well. Of course, there is a possibility to remove all the images!
There is no installation needed. Copy the program to wherever you store your applications on your harddisk and start it.
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ZoomIn
ZoomIn is a screen magnification program allowing you to view any area of your screen under magnification. ZoomIn allows you to control the amount of zoom, view a pixels location and color, and save it as a bitmap. ZoomIn is a very simple program to use. Place your mouse over the main window and click and hold the mouse button then drag the "zoom" window over the area of the screen to enlarge. The scrollbar controls the zoom amount. As an alternative to using a mouse, you can use the arrow keys to scroll the "zoomed" view, and the plus and minus keys control the zoom. Once you have selected the area of the screen, release the mouse button. By placing your cursor over the pixel in ZoomIn you can see the pixels coordinates as well as the color (in RGB format).
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Window Pinner
This utility allows you to "pin" a window to the top of all other windows. The idea for this tool arose when I had to do a documentation for some program. Instead of repeatedly switching from one window to the other I thought it helpful to have my word processor staying in front of the other one...
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Aldo's Macro Recorder
Aldo's Macro Recorder 2.1 (last freeware version).
Create macros in any application and save time and increase productivity.
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EzMagnifier
EzMagnifier is a small utility to magnify a portion of the screen where you can choose the zooming factor and you can resize the magnified portion itself to suite your needs. You can capture the image of the magnified area and the program saves it in the same folder of the program and you can save multiple captures as the program save them sequentially.
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Dexpot
Dexpot 1.3 (last freeware version) increases the area of your screen by up to 20 times. It creates several Virtual Desktops to work easier and faster with many open windows on Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP. Dexpot optimizes the window managment of your PC, eleminates the problem of the disorder on your desktop and has many more functions. Extend your Desktop to a multiple: Dexpot 1.3 makes working with your system substantially faster and more comfortable. All functions use a unified graphical interface which is very easy to operate.
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DS Clock
DS Clock is a digital desktop clock that displays variable date and time information built from the format string. The program allows you to fully customize its look and feel. You can select any combination of date, time, and time zones, insert any text, pick custom colors and fonts, set custom sound to play at the top of the hour, etc. DS Clock can synchronize your computer's clock with Atomic Time Servers.
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