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Auto Aero Enable your Cmd.exe

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If you have ever used the Command Prompt in Windows Vista, or 7, and thought "How can i give it the Aero effect". Than we have to answer for you. Our friend "Solo-Dev" on Deviant-Art has the the solution. HE has made a App called "AeroCmd".

Notes from Solo-Dev.

"Before I do a description, Windows Vista and Windows 7 is needed, both running Aero. XP users need not download. It wont work on XP.

Ok so I know that others have worked to make an "Aero" Cmd.exe thru 3rd party apps. TBH "Glasser" was the best way to do this but you needed command link knowledge, and it seemed funny that you had to start up Cmd.exe then use Glasser to "Aero" it.

So this is a very quick Automated AeroCmd app.

Basically all it does is start up Cmd.exe, then it takes the Process.info, and runs it thru the correct DWM Api call.

I owe me making this app to Dev, seeing as how HE made Glasser, i just integrated the idea of it in to one simple app.

This is a .Net 2.0 app, so it should work just fine with both Vista and 7 without any more needed .Net runtime files.

I may or may not update this app, odds are this is final. If I WAS to update the app it would be for me to just simply to see if i can re-assign Cmd.exe's icon to that of AeroCmd. But TBH that is just silly nit-picking.

I suggest downloading and unzipping the app to your c:\windows\system32\ folder, as how that is where Cmd.exe is at. I have set the Startup Folder as the System32 folder, same folder as how Windows starts up at now.

This will only Aero one window at a time. So if you start up 4 cmd.exe apps, one will not be aero'd, until you start up another process. I dont know why it seems to run "One Behind" like that, but really, how many Cmd.exe's do you normally have open at once?"




Windows 7 Start Button Creator : Create Windows 7 Start Buttons With Ease

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Windows 7 Start Button Creator is a free tiny portable tool that allows you to create a Windows 7 start orb/button with ease

    Here is what we will end up with.

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Windows 7 Show Desktop Button Remover

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Windows 7 Show Desktop Button Remover is a free tiny portable tool that removes the show desktop button (at the right-corner of the taskbar) in Windows 7.

How to use:

Just run the tool as administrator and click Remove Show Desktop Button.

Now the show desktop button will be removed:

You can download it using following link:

Download Windows 7 Show Desktop Button Remover.




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"So one of the things that i miss a lot is being able to simple press the Print Screen key and have the OS simple save the screencap to a file.

This is an answer to it. PrintScreen2File sits in your system tray, waiting for you to press Print Screen.

It makes use of two engines, a System Hook, and a Custom engine. You can choose between "System" box and "Custom" for the way you want to do your screenshots.

System lets you choose to save the mouse cursor, and what output format it is saved as.

Custom lets you save the screen, save the active window, or get a region by use of your mouse.

It auto-starts with windows. I think this will be an useful tool to screencap peoples everywhere, be they desktop modders, app development, rainmeters, wallpaper artists, iconists, etc...

This app also supports dual (or multiple) monitors if you leave it in "System", also, if you do "System", you can take great pics inside of any game of your choosing, that is, it works in DirectX.

Made in .Net." (~Solo-Dev)

You can download it using following link:

Download PrintScreen2File.


Taskbar Drop Shadow

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"No installation, just copy to your %Program Files% folder. And run whichever .exe you need.

Instructions included.

-Adjustable opacity (darkness)
-Option to run at startup

Other than the ability to right click the shadow, it is non intrusive and doesn't show anything in the system tray.

Right click the shadow to choose preferences or to close it.

There may be a very slight chance that this won't work for your setup. Therefore, no support is given for this program."( sweatyfish )


You can download it using following link:

Download Taskbar Drop Shadow.

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