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Access your 32-bit Windows context menu from a 64 bit environment with WOW64Menu

Have you ever right-clicked on a file or folder expecting certain functions, only to find that they are missing? This is most likely due to the fact that many applications are written for a 32 bit Windows explorer environment, and many developers have to catch up on making their apps 64-bit context menu friendly. If

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Add docking toolbar launchers to the sides of your screen with Coolbarz

Want a nice, functional, launcher that appears only when you need it? Then check out Coolbarz, a free software that can add up to 4 toolbars on any of the sides of the screen. These no-frills toolbars (see screenshot) appear when you mouse over the side of the screen and are invisible when you move

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Tiles: a sleek, Windows 8 inspired sidebar widget and launcher

Tiles is a Windows 8 inspired sidebar launcher. It has three “swipeable” tabs that you can switch across; an apps tab that displays open programs and windows (very similar to the Winodws taskbar), a tiles tab which can house your favorite shortcuts for files, folders or program shortcuts, and a ‘docs’ tab, which is a

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Useful functions for your right click menu [Part 1: media files]

The right click context menu in Windows, in my opinion, is one of the best interface devices ever conceived. The simple fact that you could have a different set of commands when right clicking a folder, a text file, or an MP3 (as examples) makes it that much easier to use PC’s and adds tremendously

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Pointless Eye Candy – Customize your desktop with Skinpacks.com

Skinpacks.com is one of those gems of a website that offers a centralized place for multiple sources of great content. It offers tons of customization options for the windows interface and lists tons of different ‘packs’, each of which contains multiple programs from different authors and freeware sources, brought together with a specific theme in

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What does a cluttered desktop mean?

Is your desktop so frequently cluttered with icons and folders that its hard to find room for new files or projects? Do you wish that your desktop was more organized or that you had more room to breathe? This posting explores some aspects of what a cluttered desktop means. It argues that it is important

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Ten free tools to better organize your desktop icons

Studies have found that people with cleaner, tidier desktops live longer. I am joking of course, but ask yourself this: is your desktop too crowded with icons? Do you ever wish for a little bit more room just to fit in a few more files? Are there files and folders doing nothing that were put

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Add TinEye reverse image search to Windows’ right click context menu with TinEye client

If you frequently work with images and use the TinEye reverse image search engine, TinEye client is for you. This tiny free Windows extension can integrate TinEye with Windows, enabling users to upload images to TinEye right from their desktops by the use of a TinEye context menu entry. For those who are unfamiliar with

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Launch shortcuts in style with Aero QLaunch for Windows 7

If you’re looking for a cool, innovative launcher for apps and folders then you’ve arrived: Aero QLaunch is a simple, original launcher with huge on-screen icons and cool 3D motion effects. This freeware program works with Windows 7 and Windows 8, and requires at least DirectX 10 to be installed on your system. How to

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7Files: a file browser with powerful filtering functionality

Do you ever feel like it is sometimes simply too hard to find the files and folders you want in Windows explorer? If so, 7Files is for you. 7Files is a free file browser for Windows that aims to provide a better user experience for working with files and folder. It looks very similar to

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Get sleek, stylish desktop widgets with XWidget

Do you like customizing your desktop and giving it a very stylish look and feel? Do you like to have powerful functions right at your fingertips that connect your desktop with the internet, such as email, weather, RSS, Google Search, etc? If so, then check out XWidget, a free desktop widget engine that offers sleek,

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Access favorite applications and URLs right from Windows’ context menu with Context Menu Editor

Have you ever wished you could access a favorite program or website right from the right click context menu on your desktop ? Well now you can with the Context Menu Editor, a handy little freeware tool for Windows 7 and Vista that allows you, as administrator, to make changes to the options that appear