shell utilities

TaskSwitchXP – added 8/30/2005

TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off. It provides the same functionality, and adds visual styles to the dialog and also enhances it by displaying thumbnail preview of the application that will be switched to. TaskSwitchXP also has a powerful process and window management capability that allows you quickly to close/minimize applications and their groups. The unique capabilities of TaskSwitchXP make it useful for tracking down multitudinous windows, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

Shell Extension Manager – added 8/29/2005

Shell Extension Manager helps you activate / deactivate MS Windows shell extensions in order to improve the stability and speed of your computer.

ShellExView – added 8/11/2005

ShellExView displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension. ShellExView can be used for solving context-menu problems in Explorer environment.

QuickFind – added 8/5/2005

QuickFind joins shortcuts from your start menu and your desktop together and puts those in a list box. You only need to enter a short term (e.g. the programs’ name) and press Enter. In addition to that QuickFind can rename, delete or send shortcuts to different places (Desktop, Registry, Auto run…) and many more.

Junction Link Magic – added 7/31/2005

Junction Link Magic is a utility that lets you create junction points with Windows 2000, XP, or 2003. Junction Link Magic automatically lists existing junction points, and it offers an easy interface to add, modify or remove junction points.

Hardlink ShellExtension – added 7/30/2005

The NTFS filesystem of NT4/W2K/WXP supports hardlinks functionality, but hardlinks can only be created via the POSIX command ln, which is shipped with the NT4/W2K/WXP resourcekit. Even if with POSIX commands, hardlinks can only be created via the command prompt, which is a kind of a mess for many files. The Hardlink ShellExtension implements a extension to the NT4/W2K/WXP shell explorer, so that hardlinks can be created via the right mouse button on a selection of one or multiple files.

Evil Shell – added 7/17/2005

Evil Shell offers a replacement for the default Windows XP graphical shell (taskbar, start menu and “tray”). Features a Quicklaunch icon bar, System Notification area, Clock, up to 4 virtual desktops and start menu replacement.

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