Freeware Apps that make Windows rock!

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  1. WizMouse – activates window wherever cursor is at

    Send To Toys – configure right click send to menu

    Vista Start Menu – works with Win 7 just as well

    WordWeb – Get definitions on or off the internet

    One-Click Answers – Get info on almost anything

    FixWin – you know all about this one

    Clipx 1.0.3.9 Oldy but a goody Get last version.

    Shark007 Win7 codecs – the only ones you’ll need

  2. TWC’s Quick restore maker

    CCleaner Portable

    Revo uninstaller Portable

    Device Doctor Portable

    Dell Dock/object Dock/Rocket Dock

    Core Temp

    Evernote

    Recuva

    Sidebar Gadgets
    – All CPU Meter
    – Network Media
    – Weather Center

    Social Networking
    -Tweet Deck

  3. FileMenu Tools – lets you customize the context menu which is displayed when you click with right button of mouse over Windows Explorer, My Computer or Desktop.

  4. The freeware IrfanView – http://www.irfanview.com/ will allow you to view/edit all popular image formats. A definite must-have, IMHO.

    Extendable with plugins and its batch renaming/conversion makes it a breeze to work with multiple files at the same time.

  5. As far as I can tell, Folder Guide doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t appear in any context menus. Win7 Ultimate, x64.

  6. 7 plus : free open-source program which aspires to make working with Windows as comfortable as possible. The feature set it adds to Windows ranges from interface extensions to the explorer to highly specialized solutions for all common tasks, with the goal of reducing the work load for the user. http://code.google.com/p/7plus/

    FileMenu Tools : allows you to customize the context menu of Windows Explorer. http://www.lopesoft.com/en/fmtools/info.html

    Default Program Editor : is a powerful, multi-featured file association utility for Windows. (you can change the icons, file associations and context menus f files like you do back in windows xp) http://defaultprogramseditor.com/

    PowerMenu : adds some extra menu items to the windows control menu in addition to the standard “Close”, “Maximize”, etc options. The extra menus are: Always On Top, Transparency and Minimize To Tray. http://www.abstractpath.com/powermenu/

    Unlocker: If you’ve ever been unable to delete a file in Windows, and can’t figure out what program’s using it, Unlocker is the solution.

    emfplugin : As of Windows Vista and Window 7, the Microsoft Windows Explorer no longer displays thumbnails image previews of EMF (Enhanced Metafile) and WMF (Windows Metafile) vector graphic images. This Windows Explorer plug-in restores this capability. http://code.google.com/p/emfplugin/

    MiniLyrics http://www.crintsoft.com/ great companion for Windows Media Player … and all other players for that matter.

    + Fences mentioned above

  7. FolderGuide is not supported in Vista and Win 7, 64 bit machines. An excellent substitute is a freeware app from SourceForge called FolderMenu. It takes a little playing with to change from FolderGuide to FolderMenu, but is worth the effort. FolderMenu also launches your favorite apps. Just drag and drop a shortcut to the exe file of the program into the options window/file/program. Rename it if you wish (I did), and the menu works with a middle click of the mouse wheel. For folders just drag and drop a shortcut or the little symbol on the left side of the address bar.

    The app comes in a zip file and when unpacked and executed does not install to the registry, so i dropped the exe file into a folder in Program Files x86, I named folderMenu, and created shortcuts from it and placed one in my startup folder, so that it would load when my account loads upon startup. I found this app at (http://foldermenu.sourceforge.net/).

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