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Toggle the internet on and off from the system tray, with InternetOff

If you want to be able to turn the internet off (of on) quickly and easily then read on: InternetOff makes this a one-click affair, right from the Windows system tray. Why would you want to turn the internet on and off? The reasons are varied and many, for example, to prevent programs from calling

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Filemind adds sophisticated filtering for files and folders

Windows Explorer is great, but could be a lot better. File filtering, for example, is not very intuitive and relies too much on the searchbox, and is not really built to easily allow re-filtering the filtered results. Filemind is a free file management program that enables you to find the files and folders you seek

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Delete files off you PC securely and permanently, with Eraser

If you’ve ever run a data recovery program, you know that even the files you deleted and thought were gone forever get recovered. While this may be good news if you want something back, it is not good news if you had deliberately deleted sensitive files. In such situations, people want their files to be


Another ten unique, free utilities to SUPERCHARGE your right-click menu

We recently published an article entitled “Supercharge your right-click menu with these ten UNIQUE utilities”. If you enjoyed that one then we have good news: this article is the sequel, featuring another interesting tools that we hope you will like. Like the first article, what we are trying to do here is present interesting and

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Perfgraph: get a graphical representation of your CPU, Memory and other metrics, right on the desktop taskbar

If you’ve every wanted to see a graphical representation of your CPU usage, memory utilization, network utilization and other measures right on your desktop, then check out Perfgraph, a free software that can insert real-time representations of these into the Windows taskbar. Perfgraph runs within the Explorer.exe process and can monitor a number of things

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Resize images via right click with ‘Free Image Resizer’

If you need to resize images quickly, right from Windows Explorer and on the fly then this software is for you. Free Image Resizer is a free Windows tool that lets you select any image or images in Explorer and resize them instantly via right click. Free Image Resizer allows users to select multiple images

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Get tabbed browsing in Windows with Clover

Great news for those who love tabs in the browser: you can now get tabs in Windows explorer as well. We recently mentioned TabExplorer, a free utility that superimposes tabs onto Windows 7. This time around we feature Clover, another free utility that adds tabs to Windows, and does it very well. Clover adds tabs

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Supercharge your right-click menu with these ten UNIQUE utilities

The mouse. A wonder of human-computer interactivity, but is it on the way out? Will touchscreens and flickable interfaces at our fingertips make the mouse obsolete? And by extension, is the Windows’ right click context menu, a marvel of user friendliness, also on the wane? For now, it doesn’t matter one way or another, because


Control your PC’s ‘loudness’ with Sound Lock

Sound Lock is a free app that can impose limits on the loudness of your PC’s audio. Loudness is different from ‘volume’, and what Sound Lock does is actually turn down the volume that might accompany sudden loud scenes or the transition to another media file, and will hike it up when the loud segment


Convert the contents of your clipboard to text or image files with PasteAsFile right-click extension

Every wished you could just right click and paste the contents of your clipboard as a text or image file on your desktop? No? Well now that you’ve heard of the concept, you probably do 😉 PasteAsFile is a Windows extension that adds an entry to your right-click Windows context menu, which can convert the

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Play full length videos in your desktop background, with DesktopMovie

This is not a ‘video wallpaper’ type software, like Windows Dreamscenes or Okozo; rather, DesktopMovie is a free program designed to play full-length videos with sound inside your desktop background and under your icons. The reason you would do that is up to you!


Upload to IMGUR image hosting service via right click, with ImgurUploader

The next time you need to upload an image to a forum or share it on Facebook or anywhere else, remember that you can do this easily from Windows’ right click ‘Send-To’ menu, without going off to find image hosting services on Google, using open source program ‘ImgurUploader’.