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XP Syspad
XP SysPad is a Windows system monitoring utility that allows easy access to Windows system information and Windows system utilities, such as the individual control panel applets, as well as putting the 'hidden' applications in Windows at your fingertips. XP Syspad also recovers lost Windows & MS-Office product keys.

Optimize your work experience with system wide shortcuts.

Tray Wizard
Tray Wizard is designed to greatly extend user's convenience while working in Microsoft Windows products family. It provides a wide range of abilities in a task bar system area (i.e. system tray) management.
With Tray Wizard you can:
- Launch your favourite applications from tray menu.
- Use fixed order of icons in tray.
- Remove icons that are not in use.
- Show/hide icons using predefined key combination.
- Minimize windows to tray or tray menu rather than task panel.
- Manage session/power state of your computer.

JDN Hotkeys
JDN Hotkeys is a freeware hotkey manager for Windows. It includes a set of demos that show you some wonderful ways you can use hotkeys.
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Hotkeycontrol XP
Hotkeycontrol XP 4.2.1 (last freeware version) is a complete hotkey utility that allows you to set hotkeys to do common tasks like opening files, ejecting your cdrom drives, restarting your computer, controlling active windows, controlling Windows media player and Winamp 3, changing volume, typing in commonly used text (macros) and much more. Besides the regular features, the volume status can be shown on the screen (OSD) or in the tray. You can also display any information on screen for easy access. The program is completely customizable in all aspects and has a great interface. Also the additional keys on your existing Multimedia/Internet keyboard can be used with Hotkeycontrol XP and all the hotkeys are functional even in games and in other full-screen DirectX applications.
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H-Menu 6.0 (last freeware version).
Launch Multiple Programs.
From a single button launch multiple programs in your defined order. Create & name a folder, for example MultiLaunch. In this create shortcuts to the Programs you require to be launched. Rename the shortcuts, as above, to assign the start order & delay (in seconds). Use a text editor to create a .hmb file in the folder for example MultiLaunch.hmb No entries are required in this file, which should remain blank. Drag the .hmb file to an H-Menu Bar to create a Button Clicking this button will MultiLaunch your desired programs in the correct sequence.
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ObjectDock is a program that acts as both a task manager and a program launcher. Users can customize the look of each item on the dock and set various animation options for when the mouse is over an item on the dock. It is very easy to configure.

Replace your Run menu with a more useful one. Path is the latest re-invention of Windows Run menu, plus several extra commands missing from it, such as desktop, start menu and user-defined tools. This application uses very little system resources and minimizes to the system tray. Replace the standard Windows "Run" menu, with a more efficient one. Access all areas of your system conveniently.

Solway's Task Scheduler
Solway's Task Scheduler is a small program which enables you to start other programs automatically, or play (say) music files, or run batch files, periodically and at pre-defined times. This program functions very well in combination with backup software, disk fragmenters, virus scanners and other regularly scheduled system maintanance utilities.

Micro-Sys Launcher
Launcher is an easy-to-use personal shortcut manager to launch all kinds of files and programs. Drag-and-drop operations are supported; this means that when Launcher is in 'Manage Items' mode, it is possible to configure shortcuts by 'dragging' files from e.g. Windows Desktop and then 'dropping' them into Launcher. One can create an unlimited amount of user defined sub-folders and item (e.g. program) shortcuts. Launcher always resides in the system tray per default; however, one can turn this off in settings. Launcher also has various GUI options, e.g. customizable program font setup (name and size).

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