I can see the first question coming up pretty quickly. Special shortcuts, what's that? I had some trouble finding a title that describes Tooler and I decided to stick with the description that the author of this nice little tool used.
Tooler lets you create shortcuts in three locations: on the desktop, the Windows start menu, and in the programs menu. You can create eleven different shortcuts with it that may speed up things a little bit.
You can create shortcuts to run, disable or enable screensavers, eject and close the cdrom tray, set the volume, turn of the monitor, disable mouse and keyboard, shutdown and restart your system and finally log out the current user.
No one needs all of those shortcuts but some may come in handy for some of you. I especially like the shortcut that ejects and closes the cdrom tray, great if you use tools that automatically eject the cdrom tray (like Nero, after burning a cd or dvd).
Tooler is freeware and only 50K in size. Just unpack it somewhere and run it. No installation, no new Windows Registry entries, great little tool.
To use it simply download it to your computer and extract the program to a folder of your choosing. Run the program afterwards which should display the same interface that you see on the screenshot above. All you need to do now is to first select a location where you want the new shortcut to be created in, and then the feature that you want it to execute when you double-click on it.
You can repeat the process for as many shortcuts and locations as you like, keep in mind though that it may become quite crowded in the location if you create many different shortcuts this way.
Update: The developer website is no longer available. We have uploaded the latest available version of Tooler to our own server. You can download the version with a click on the following link: [Download not found]Advertisement
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