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AutoSizer. Dev note: Send us your suggestions for the upcoming version.

AutoSizer

AutoSizer automatically resizes programs for you, keeping them at a specific size or keeping them maximized. One popular use is to keep Internet Explorer maximized when you go on the web. It works with most software programs, and supports maximizing to specific monitors on multi-monitor computers. Use the handy Always On Top system tray menu to quickly position specific programs above all others. Wonderful Icon. TrayMin. Put program icons into the system tray—even if they're not designed for it—to save space on your taskbar. Today's huge hard disks and massive amounts of RAM enable you to open many programs at once. The result, however, can be an extremely cluttered taskbar. Some programs are designed so they can be minimized to the tray, and many people prefer this because it takes up less space.

WorldTV. Push the Freakin' Button. XpanDesk. Say the Time. WinTidy 2. WinTidy 2 lets you organize your Desktop and keep it organized.

WinTidy 2

Don't you hate it when someone sitting at your desk moves the pencil jar or hides the stapler? If things aren't where you expect them to be, you can't work as efficiently. It's the same when the icons on your Windows Desktop are moved out of place. When you switch to a smaller screen size, for example, Windows shoves the off-screen icons into view, but doesn't put them back off-screen when you revert to a larger screen size. This issue's utility, WinTidy 2, remembers your Desktop layout and restores it for you. Weather Watcher. RapidRes. Change color depth and resolution, even toggle your screen saver—all from a tray icon.

RapidRes

Computer monitors can operate in many different video modes. In most cases, the decision about how many pixels and colors to display is yours—but not always. You may, for example, want to run some particularly picky programs (games mostly) that require your system to be set to a particular resolution and color capability. The standard way to change the video mode in Windows is rather clumsy. Before you can set the desired resolution and color depth, you have to open the Display Properties dialog box—the same dialog box you use to change your wallpaper and screen saver ( Figure 1 ). PersonalReminder. Tray Pilot Lite. RSS Feed April 7th Type Pilot 3.0.2Reduce keystrokes of repetitive words March 28th Photo Print Pilot 2.4.1 for MacOS XQick and easy printing of graphic images on your printer.

Tray Pilot Lite

SplashKiller. SplashKiller lets you hide those splash screens that appear when an application is loading.

SplashKiller

It saves you from having to:1. Find a 'no splash screen' option (if one exists) in the application.2. Modify your registry to turn off a splash screen.3. Hack the application itself to remove the splash screen. StickIt. TrayBar. Yankee Clipper III. RefreshEm. UNLOCK. TapeCalc 2. Quick Menu. Transparent. Memento. Memento is about 345k and does pretty much everything with little desktop notes that I want it to do.

Memento

The emphasis is on being convenient, unobtrusive, and easy to use. I hope you find it useful too. H-Menu. Hot Corners. FastRes. OneButton. ButtonBoogie. ButtonBoogie gives you control and lets you set a default size and place for apps on the Desktop. When you're moving back and forth between two applications, having their taskbar buttons next to each other is convenient. But unless you opened the applications one right after the other, their buttons will not be adjacent. In another case, you may have several browser windows open, and the one on the left is associated with the right-most taskbar button. This can be confusing! Macro Recorder. Desk Marker. ArtTray. KeyWallet. HelioBar XP.