5 Windows 7 programs to customize your desktop
You can download several Windows 7 programs on your computer to personalize the interface according to your requirements. How about arranging the icons on the desktop into separate blocks for quick identification and easy access? For this, you can use the free to download Fences Windows 7 gadget from Stardock. This and 4 more awesome Windows 7 programs are mentioned in a blog post by web technologist and teacher Scott Hanselman.
WindowPad: A Windows 7 utility to arrange multiple windows
With WindowPad, you can arrange application windows on various parts of the screen. You just need to press the Windows logo key and a digit from 1 to 9 from the number pad. For instance, if you press the Windows key along with ‘1’ from the number pad, the window will be positioned to the bottom left corner of the screen. On pressing the Windows key along with ‘2’ from the number pad, the window will be positioned to the bottom of the screen.
Windows 7 utilities to customize the taskbar and manage virtual desktops
Three other Windows 7 programs described by Scott include Bins, UltraMon, and DeskSpace. The Bins software for Windows 7 lets you arrange shortcuts on the taskbar. For example, if there are four browsers pinned to the taskbar, they can be put in the space of just one icon. You can also set a default program for the bin. UltraMon is a taskbar utility for managing multiple monitors.
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Via Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen blog.