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How to Create a Completely Customized Taskbar in Windows 7 [Windows 7]

If you’ve ever wondered how to customize your Windows 7 taskbar like some of the beautiful screenshots in our featured desktop series, here’s the quick and simple instructions on exactly how to do it. It’s easier than you think. More »

DeviantART Muro is an HTML5 Drawing App that Works On Your iPad [Drawing]

HTML5 online painting app Muro is a surprisingly capable drawing app that doesn't require Flash, plug-ins, or anything else—just a browser that supports the latest technologies. More »

Use Ctrl+Shift+Click to Open Programs as Administrator in Windows 7 [Windows 7]

Windows 7: Everybody knows that you can right-click any application to launch it as administrator, but what you might not know is there’s an even quicker way you can trigger administrator mode. More »

PhpVirtualBox Manages Your Virtual Machines Remotely [Downloads]

Open-source, web-based administration panel phpVirtualBox helps you more easily manage your VirtualBox virtual machines—starting, stopping, and performing almost any task through any web browser. More »

How to Test Drive Android on Your PC Without Buying a Phone [How To]

Interested in test driving the latest version of Google’s Android OS without buying a new mobile device?  Here’s how to run Android on your PC for free with the Android SDK Emulator. More »

Autojump Is a Faster Way to Browse Your Filesystem [Downloads]

Linux/Mac OS X: Command-line utility Autojump learns your most commonly used folders, and makes switching between them an easy task, requiring you to enter only part of the directory path to switch between them. More »

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Create Your Own One Goal Taskbar Reminder [Windows]

Unitasking is all the rage these days, and sometimes all you need to stay on task is an always-visible reminder of that one thing you should be doing. Here’s how to create a single-goal taskbar reminder with the Windows scripting application, AutoHotkey. More »

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IconViewer Extracts Hidden Icons from Applications [Downloads]

Windows only: Free plug-in IconViewer adds a new tab to Windows Explorer’s properties screen that views, copies, and saves the icons hidden inside Windows applications and libraries. More »

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KiTTY Adds Session Saving, Portability, and More to PuTTY [Downloads]

Windows only: SSH client KiTTY adds dozens of new features to the PuTTY terminal client software, including a launcher, transparency, send-to-tray, and it even rolls up the windows into the title bar with a hotkey. More »

Link Shell Extension Creates Windows Symlinks With Ease [Downloads]

Windows only: Explorer plug-in Link Shell Extension creates symbolic links easily through the context menu—very useful for those without command-line geek skills. More »

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