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Classic Shell
Classic Shell
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(149 votes)
Freeware

Classic Shell is an application that improves your productivity and enhances the usability of Windows. It has a customizable start menu, it adds a toolbar and a status bar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of other features. The 3 major components are Classic Start Menu, Classic Explorer and Classic IE.

Avro Keyboard
Avro Keyboard
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(446 votes)
Freeware

Avro Keyboard lets you type in the Bengali language. The program allows typing in phonetics: you can add English letters that make up similar sound as in Bengali and the program will convert it. It also supports traditional keyboard layout based Bangla typing. You need to memorize the keyboard layout to use this.

Attribute Changer
Attribute Changer
User rating:
(68 votes)
Freeware

Attribute Changer is a powerful Windows Explorer add-on, available at your fingertips whenever you right-click on files, folders and even drives in Windows Explorer. You can modify date and time information stored in digital photos, modify system attributes and manipulate date and time of files and folders with endless possibilities, and more.

Windows 7 Logon Background Changer
Windows 7 Logon Background Changer
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(65 votes)
Freeware

Windows 7 Logon Background Changer is a tiny program, based on WPF, that could be used very easily by the users that have a decent GPU for 3D animations. Windows 7 Logon Background Changer creates some JPEG files based on the image that is desired to set as wallpaper for the Windows 7 login screen.

Windows PowerShell
Windows PowerShell
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(90 votes)
Freeware

Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a new command-line shell and scripting language designed for system administration and automation. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell enables IT professionals and developers control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

XnView Shell Extension
XnView Shell Extension
User rating:
(32 votes)
Freeware

XnShell is a powerful Shell extension for Windows Explorer that allows you to preview and perform various operations within Windows explorer context menu. It allows you to convert and rotate any image file directly from My PC or the Windows Explorer just by right clicking on the image file.

LogonStudio
LogonStudio
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(81 votes)
Freeware

Logon Studio allows you to change your startup screen with almost no effort. You only need to download and install this free program, and with a few clicks, you will have your startup screen changed. The program has dozens of predefined startup screens to choose from. Also, you can create and upload your customized screens.

ContextConsole Shell Extension
ContextConsole Shell Extension
User rating:
(12 votes)
Open source

The ContextConsole Shell Extension adds an "Open Command Prompt" menu item to the context menus (right-click menus) in Windows Explorer so that you can open a command prompt in the selected directory (or directories) or in the current directory that you are viewing.

Visual Task Tips
Visual Task Tips
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(73 votes)
Freeware

Visual Task Tips is a very small application, that shows you the preview of any of the minimized applications running on your machine. You just need to point at the application’s task bar icon and a window will pop up showing you a snapshot preview of the active window.

nLite
nLite
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(69 votes)
Freeware

nLite is a program that allows you to slipstream (integrate) or remove windows updates and components from the original (Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server) setup Disc. You can also create unnattended (automatic) Windows Installations, integrate drivers and patches.

AudioShell
AudioShell
User rating:
(37 votes)
Freeware

AudioShell is a freeware Windows Explorer shell extension, which allows you to view and edit ID3 meta-data tags. AudioShell property shell handler add detailed music tags information into Windows Explorer columns and Preview pane, thumbnail handler add thumbnails with album art into Explorer.

Gizmo
Gizmo
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(23 votes)
Freeware

Gizmo is a set of utilities to enhance your Windows system. It includes a set of extensions for your operating system that will ease some common tasks. You will be able to launch those utilities by using the toolbar that it installs, or the Gizmo Manager, that you will find as an icon in your system tray. Some features will become part of your operating system – you will not need to launch them.

FolderHighlight
FolderHighlight
User rating:
(27 votes)
Shareware

FolderHighlight is a small but powerful tool that changes the visual appearance of the folders in your PC. With FolderHighlight you can quickly change the color of any folder. To change color of a folder, right-click the required folder with your mouse, select FolderHighlight in the context menu and then choose a suitable appearance for the folder.

GMail Drive Shell Extension
GMail Drive Shell Extension
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(21 votes)
Freeware

Gmail Drive Shell Extension is a genius tool for Gmail users. Well, actually for users who use gmail a lot. Not every user. The application logs in to your gmail account and keeps a record of the file attachments that your e-mails have. Thus, it is able to create a sort of "virtual" folder on your computer, where all your e-mail attachments look like regular files.

KeyTweak
KeyTweak
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(10 votes)
Freeware

KeyTweak is a smart tool that was created to offer users an easy way of modifying different functions of a keyboard. It proves to be a useful solution especially for laptop owners that have trouble with damaged keys on their keyboards. KeyTweak will edit a certain registry entry in order to change different values assigned to different keys.

HashCheck Shell Extension (x86-32)
HashCheck Shell Extension (x86-32)
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(42 votes)
Open source

This is a nifty tool for file checking - a Windows shell extension that allows your to check the integrity of files via a corresponding .SFV file. It is a lightweight application that integrates itself into your operating system and can be accessed in two ways: from the "Open with" context item, or the corresponding tab in the file properties.

WizMouse
WizMouse
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(12 votes)
Freeware

This handy app allows you to scroll the contents of any window under your mouse cursor without needing to click on that window first. In other words, with WizMouse you can use your mouse wheel over any window on your desktop without losing the focus on the one currently selected. Besides, the tool also allows you to use your mouse wheel over certain windows that do not support it by default.

Send To Toys
Send To Toys
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(11 votes)
Freeware

Send To Toys is an enhancement application of the Send To system menu. Main features: - Send To Toys Control Panel Applet allows you to manage the Send To system menu content, and configure the various Send To Toys settings. - "Add to Send To menu" and "Remove from Send To menu" allows you to personalize the Send To system menu for drives, folders, and programs.

Windows Grep
Windows Grep
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(4 votes)
Shareware

Windows Grep is a tool for searching files for text strings that you specify. The program combines the power and flexibility of traditional command line grep utilities available on DOS, UNIX and other platforms with the ease of use of Microsoft Windows.

PowerMenu
PowerMenu
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(36 votes)
Freeware

PowerMenu is an application that adds some extra menu options in the default windows control menu, already available options such as Minimize, Restore, Close etc. are remained intact. It adds four new menu items - Always On Top, Transparency and Minimize To Tray and Priority.

ShellExView
ShellExView
User rating:
(8 votes)
Freeware

Shell Extensions are the COM objects that extend the abilities of Windows. These are installed by applications to provide shortcuts in Windows menu. The program shows all of the shell extensions in your computer. It lets you enable/disable a particular object. You can also go to the registry key for the particular extension, so that it can be manually edited.

PowerCmd
PowerCmd
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(6 votes)
Shareware

PowerCmd comes as a graphical interface for Windows command prompt. MS-DOS enthusiasts will really enjoy working with this application. It allows users to work with up to four command windows at the same time. Also, they can be arranged in the main window of PowerCmd as the user needs it.

HexEdit
HexEdit
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(2 votes)
Shareware

HexEdit 3.3 is a simple but feature full hex editor which is used to view and modify binary files. Advance users and programmers can use HexEdit to patch files or fix corrupt files such as documents and databases. Hex Edit is very stable and easy to use software which saves a lot of user’s time and effort by allowing him to track down and fix problems fast.

Aml Maple
Aml Maple
User rating:
(11 votes)
Shareware

Aml Maple has a new kind of view on keyboard layout indicators: simple, modern, flexible. Current layout can be indicated with colored symbols and national flag icon.

TrayStatus
TrayStatus
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(1 vote)
Freeware

TrayStatus is a small, simple and neat application created with the whole purpose of allowing you to view the status of certain keys (like Caps Lock or Num Lock) in the tray area of your screen. It's a great tool to avoid having such keys pressed by mistake or unknowingly.