Have you ever smashed the PC keyboard or mouse on the desk in wild frustration because something did not work out as you wanted? Or maybe you have given the PC case a kick or smashed your fist on the monitor?
We all have probably experienced situations where frustration got overboard. The free software Stress Relief has been designed exactly for those situations, and for fun.
Stress Relief turns the computer desktop into a destructible environment. The program gives you nine tools at hand to destroy windows, programs and other elements on the desktop. Tools range from a blow torch and chainsaw, to a hammer or machine gun.
All tools are accessible after start of the portable application. The mouse is used for moving the item on the screen, the left mouse button to trigger its action and the right for the menu which displays the available tool list.
Tools can also be switched by pressing a number between 1 and 9 on the keyboard as well if you prefer that.
The destruction is only temporary, it lasts until you exit the application which you can do by pressing Esc twice
The tools work on all windows and elements that are open on the desktop currently, excellent to give that Excel spreadsheet a beating, or the picture of your ex on Facebook.
Stress Relief 2 is a portable software for Windows that is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system.
Update: The program is no longer available. We have uploaded the last version that was released by its developer to our own server. You can download it with a click on the following link: Stress Relief
Note that we don't support it in any way and have uploaded it for archiving purposes only.
It should still work with all versions of Windows that have been released until today (2018). We have tested it under a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and 64-bit version of Windows 10, and found it to be working just fine on those operating system.
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