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Add custom shortcuts and commands to Explorer's context menu using Open With++

Add custom shortcuts and commands to Explorer's context menu using Open With++

Though Windows 10 comes with built-in options to open basic file formats, users may want to use a different program of their choice. For example, some may like to play their music […]

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AutoWall is an open source program that can display animated GIFs and videos as your wallpaper

Are you bored with your desktop background? Let's add some life to it. AutoWall is a simple program that allows you to use animated GIFs and videos as your wallpaper. Extract the […]

SnapCrab is a freeware screenshot tool from the developer of Sleipnir

SnapCrab is a freeware screenshot tool from the developer of Sleipnir

Looking for a screenshot tool? ShareX is second to none, in my opinion. But if you're looking for a simpler program, there are other options to choose from including the built-in screenshot […]

How to add a hotkey for delayed screenshot capture in ShareX

How to add a hotkey for delayed screenshot capture in ShareX

Though I have reviewed many screenshot tools -- QuickSnip, HolzShots, or AutoScreenshot, my personal favorite has always been ShareX. I'm sure it's the same with some/most of you. Despite being a stellar […]

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Get the price history of Steam games, active player stats and more with the Steamdb extension for Firefox and Chrome

If you are a PC gamer, you have probably bought games from Steam. The platform offers discounts for many titles from time to time. But how do you decide if a discount […]

Inbox Notifier displays a notification on your desktop when a new mail lands in your Gmail inbox

Inbox Notifier displays a notification on your desktop when a new mail lands in your Gmail inbox

Gmail is probably the most popular email service available today. Most users use the mobile app for managing emails on their smartphone, especially on Android devices. But now with everyone working from […]

Restore windows to their saved size and position with using Window Resizer

Restore windows to their saved size and position with using Window Resizer

There are many ways to reposition the windows of programs that you use. Of course, the most popular way is placing the windows manually with a click and drag, and by using […]

Yale is a freeware tool that displays your CPU, memory, disk and network usage in a compact widget

Yale is a freeware tool that displays your CPU, memory, disk and network usage in a compact widget

System monitors are handy programs if you want to know if your computer is using a lot of memory, CPU or other resources.  The Windows Task Manager serves the purpose rather well, […]

Manage tabs and navigate pages with the mouse using Foxy Gestures extension for Firefox

Manage tabs and navigate pages with the mouse using Foxy Gestures extension for Firefox

Many power users prefer keyboard shortcuts to get things done. Extensions like VimVixen or SurfingKeys provide many options to navigate and use Firefox using the keyboard. Mouse users have shortcut add-ons, too: […]

Shrink the Windows Taskbar, modify the RGB levels, hide the Start and Show desktop buttons with TaskbarCustomizer

Shrink the Windows Taskbar, modify RGB levels, or hide Start and Show desktop buttons with TaskbarCustomizer

Applications like TaskbarX, TaskbarDock can be useful in centering the icons and tweaking the Windows Taskbar. There is a new program which can make it look more stylish: TaskbarCustomizer. Extract the portable […]

Keep the contents of two directories in sync with SyncFolders

Keep the contents of two directories in sync with SyncFolders

If you constantly transfer files to and from computer to a USB Flash drive, external storage or a remote location, you may know that it can be a boring task. I perform […]

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Save tabs for later with the Reading List extension for Firefox

Oh, that article sounds interesting. But, I'll read it later. Have you ever done that? This is what I usually do when I want to save some links: I copy the URL […]

CopyMastro is an open source application that supports multi-threaded copying, folder based copy modes, task verification and more

CopyMastro is an open source application that supports multi-threaded copying, folder based copy modes, task verification and more

Backing up your files to an external drive or the cloud is a good way to be prepared for unforeseen PC crashes or other issues. If you are like me, and copy […]

Find and delete duplicate files with the help of Exact Duplicate Finder

Find and delete duplicate files with the help of Exact Duplicate Finder

How often do you clean up your downloads folder? I often find multiple copies of the same installer/portable archive, and sometimes several files named setup.exe. Deleting these files and those in other […]

Neat URL is an extension for Chrome and Firefox that removes tracking elements from links

Neat URL is an extension for Chrome and Firefox that removes tracking elements from links

Do you pay attention to the URL before clicking on a link? If you do, you will have noticed that sometimes the link gets really long and that the URL contains random […]

Translate Microsoft Office documents or text from any word editor, and get dictionary definitions instantly with GT4T

Translate Microsoft Office documents or text from any word editor, and get dictionary definitions instantly with GT4T

Working with documents that are in a foreign language? Translating is no easy task, it requires precision, and you may be constantly looking up words that you don't know or are unsure […]

View your Wi-Fi signal strength, auto switch to the better connection with Wifinian

View your Wi-Fi signal strength, auto switch to the better connection with Wifinian

Is your wireless internet connection performing optimally? Does the signal seem lower than usual, or do you experience disconnects, differences in download and upload speeds, or other connectivity issues? While speed tests […]

Digital Clock 4 displays a highly customizable clock widget on your desktop; also supports alarms, hourly chimes and more

Digital Clock 4 displays a highly customizable clock widget on your desktop; also supports alarms, hourly chimes and more

Gadgets were a really cool aspect in Windows 7 as they added functionality and style to the desktop. Microsoft decided to retire the gadget functionality citing security issues as the main purpose […]