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If you are one of the unlucky … ahem.. few, who don’t have the space or wifes approval to buy a second (or third) monitor for your desktop computer, then this is definitively for you.

OR, let’s say that you have connected your computer to your projector or TV and the TV-Driver doesn’t support your 1900×1280 (or similar) screen resolution, but a mere 800×600. What do you do ? Switch resolution each and every time you mirror your desktop ?

OR, Maybe, maybe you just want to have different desktop settings for individual programs and  tasks …

DEXPOT, will let you do all this and much more on 20 virtual Desktops at once!

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5 out of 5
Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP

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ZeuApp – Program Dashboard

Posted by Stu On April - 1 - 2010
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1 Star1 Star1 Star1 StarHalf Star5 out of 5 Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP

PROS: A simple to use application dashboard with 82 freeware and open source applications for you to download. Click to go directly to the website or click to download… simple!
It’s frequently updated too, giving you the latest versions to your favourite software.

CONS: Missing some big names from the list and errr……

VERDICT: A great application for people setting up a new install, equally as great for finding new applications.
Categories include; Archivers, Audio, Video, Chat – IM, Internet, CD Burners, P2P – File Sharing, Games, Graphics, Office, Security and Utility.

PRICE: Free.


DOWNLOAD: ZeuApp – Program Chooser

(Please note that at time of writing the version reviewed was 1.3.  Version 1.4 has now been released bringing many more applications to choose from.)

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Start Menu 7 Overhauls your Windows Start Menu

Posted by Stu On March - 30 - 2010
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1 Star1 Star1 Star1 StarHalf Star3.5 out of 5 Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP

PROS: A simple to use Start Menu alternative. A small choice of Skins. Low resource usage. Better function & flexibility of Power Options such as a timer. Text magnifier. The ability to move the Start Menu to any location on screen and resize to your liking. Easy to remember keyboard shortcuts and easy additions to the sidebar also make this very handy.  x64 support.

CONS: Slightly buggy Aero Skin. Reboot required after uninstallation (even though the dev blurb states no changes are made to the system). Start Menu sometimes displays unknown items. No major updates from Vista Start Menu (same dev). Search results erratic and slow.

VERDICT: A decent alternative to the native Windows Start Menu, though don’t expect much Windows 7 integration or frequent updates. The ability to move and resize the menu to your liking will make many users happy. A Pro version is available that brings additional features.

The developer Dennis Nazarenko has kindly donated 3 Pro licences to our community.

The competition is now live in the forums, head over for a chance to win a copy of Start Menu 7 Pro.

PRICE: Free.


DOWNLOAD: Start Menu 7 (Freeware)

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MouseExtender is an iPhone-like Menu for Windows

Posted by Thomas On March - 3 - 2010

After the launch of iPhone many mobile phone companies have made their own touchscreen and software. If you love this functionality, why not add it to your home computer as well ?

MouseExtender is a small application can be used to start your favorite programs and URLs. Using Drag and drop or the Add function in the File Menu you can add almost any utility, task and web service to the interface.

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Acer Gridvista Enables Aero Snap Features

Posted by Thomas On February - 28 - 2010

If you are still using Windows XP or still haven’t moved up from the Windows-we-all-love-to-hate: Vista , and you are just a little, a tad, envious of the Aero Snap Function in Windows 7 … Or…

If you have Windows 7 and would like to enhance the way Aero Snap works , then This is the freeware for you: Acer Gridvista.

Read on for download link.

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Are you bored of the plain, old, Windows desktop? Fancy a change? Well, BumpTop is for you!! From the mouth of BumpTop – “BumpTop™ is a fun, intuitive 3D desktop that keeps you organized and makes you more productive. Like a real desk, but better. Now with awesome mouse and multi-touch gestures!”

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