The most fluent Windows timer for automated functions. Puts you in charge of your system schedule, you may leave your system running with no worries and now added with new features for monitoring network activity and computer idle time.
Shoutout: for interested pre-beta testers you may find Shandra builds here [link] Latest build is 0.6.5.4 167
Timepad 0.6 is here! advanced monitoring for network activity advanced computer idle timer improved alert notifications + sound alerts improved UI and introduction to panels more customizable settings run programs or files after countdown windows 7 superbar integration command line arguments
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UPDATE: New version 2.0 released which comes with lots of new features such as ability to add website links, files and folders shortcuts in Desktop context menu. Check out homepage for full details.
I posted a detailed tutorial in past at AskVG.com which allows you to add your desired favorite program shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8 Desktop context menu so that you can run that program quickly and easily by just right-click on Desktop:
"Right Click Context Menu Adder" is a free and portable utility created by AskVG reader "Gromas" which allows you to add your favorite application shortcut, website link, file or folder shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8 Desktop context menu quickly and easily and you'll not need to modify Windows Registry yourself, this software will do the job for you.
Just run the tool, select the program, website URL, etc and add it to Desktop context menu.
Explorer Toolbar Editor is powerful and easy-to-use software that helps you add or remove buttons from the Windows Explorer toolbar in Windows 7. Unlike other existing programs, Explorer Toolbar Editor supports multiple folder types and displays the current set of buttons for each one. Also, you can use it to reorder the toolbar buttons.
Explorer Toolbar Editor allows you to: - view current button sets for each folder type - add/remove buttons to individual or all folder types - change the order of buttons on the toolbar - restore the default set of buttons
Windows 7 Battery Bar is a free tiny portable tool that monitors the status of your battery and displays it in the taskbar.
To customize the settings click on the the Battery icon in the system tray. You can change the taskbar color to Red, Green, Yellow & Auto. If you change the color to Auto then it will change the color according to the remaining battery percentage:
100% - 50% = Green
49% - 11% = Yellow
10% - 0% = Red
You can even change the taskbar text to None, Remaining %, Remaining Time + % & Power Status.
UPDATE: New version 2.0 released which comes with support for Windows 8 Developer Preview [link] . Now the utility also supports 64-bit Windows editions . Windows XP users can also enjoy this utility now.
Long time back we posted a tutorial at AskVG.com for customizing System Properties window in Windows Vista and 7:
The above tutorial inspired one AskVG reader "Hackerpunk1" and he created an awesome portable utility "OEM Configurator" which allows you to customize Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8 System Properties window look without any manual registry editing. You just need to enter desired text and select desired logo file and it'll do the rest automatically.
It also allows you to customize and change various items in System Properties window like Owner name, processor name, product ID, etc.