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Restore the functionality of Windows 10 on Windows 11, including most menus and taskbar, using this simple and straightforward patcher.
Without trying to undermine the many great features of Windows 11, working with it sometimes just doesn't feel right. Blame it on the course of habit, but the Taskbar and menus seem counterintuitive at times and you may feel that you need to take extra steps just to do an action you could do with a click of a button in previous Windows versions.
Explorer Patcher for Windows 11 is not exactly an application, but rather a DLL file that aims to restore the classic functionality of the new operating system. The patcher has been tested for the latest stable version of Windows 11, but it may work on other builds as well.
As the name suggests, this is not an application, but rather a patcher that you need to place in the main Windows 11 folder. According to the developer, the role of the DLL file is to enable extra functionality in the new operating system including, but not limited to the classic taskbar of Windows 10, option to hide the search bar, showing the 'All apps' list, restoring the classic power user menu, so on and so forth.
To complete the setup, you need to make sure that your Internet connection is active and restart the Explorer. At this point, the OS will start grabbing additional files from Microsoft and once the download is complete, restart the Explorer again for the changes to apply.
The developer added a GUI configuration option that enables you to customize the classic functionality based on your needs and preferences. To access it, access Properties available when right clicking on the Start button. The developer provides numerous details about the customization of the configuration GUI, so do not hesitate to check it out.
In the eventuality that you upgraded to Windows 11, but prefer to use the classic commands, menus and the old Taskbar, then perhaps you can consider giving Explorer Patcher for Windows 11 a try.
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A system diagnostics and repairing software utility that enables you to identify problems with your computer and optimize its performance.
One of the most annoying things is having to deal with a slow computer. Like any other machine, your PC requires periodical maintenance to ensure a great daily experience. Cleaning up unnecessary and leftover files, addressing potential vulnerabilities and making sure the whole system is safe from potentially harmful programs might seem like a big task. But it is all much easier with a dedicated system maintenance and optimization tool, such as Outbyte PC Repair.
Like many other of its competitors, Outbyte PC Repair is first a system diagnose tool and, secondly, a computer maintenance and repair tool. Upon launch, it takes the time to perform a complete scan of the local system, reporting on a variety of aspects that concern system performance and security.
First of all, Outbyte PC Repair reads the hardware specifications of the local PC and generates a complete report on devices’ status. The report reveals information regarding the computer speed and load, the memory usage, the SSD speed and the free storage space. Additionally, you are notified about resource-intensive processes that might slow down the PC, recent system crashes and orphan files that might take up disk space. Based on its findings, the application makes suggestions and recommendations on how you can improve the computer’s performance.
There are a few security-related options that Outbyte PC Repair addresses as well. Based on Web of Trust data, the application can detect potentially unsafe or poorly rated websites you accessed, allowing you to remove them from the browser history during system repair. The cleaner can also delete system cookies and other traces of your online activity to protect your privacy.
With Outbyte PC Repair, you also get advice on passwords stored in the browser, which are checked against a local database and marked as weak or compromised if that is the case.
Other common vulnerabilities that might expose your system to malware and cybercriminal activity are logged by Outbyte PC Repair. Furthermore, the application can recommend system and program updates to run and network protocols to disable.
Outbyte PC Repair provides an all-in-one system maintenance and optimization tool for Windows. It comes with power tools that allow users to make the most out of their computer and keep it running at top performance.
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Manage the volume of all applications and devices connected to your computer via dedicated hotkeys using this simple application.
One of the common issues most Windows confront with daily is adjusting the sound volume for the apps and connected devices. While sometimes you can barely hear the sound on a browser tab, other times the volume is simply too loud.
Volumey is an app that provides a simple way to take control of the volume on all audio-capable hardware and software on your system.
Once you install the app via Microsoft Store, you can access it from the System Tray. By default, the app uses the main theme of your operating system, but you can easily change that from the Settings to dark or light. By simply clicking on it, you can preview all active apps and devices along with the set volume for them. As you probably hinted, you can adjust the volume by moving the corresponding bar to the desired volume.
The app allows you to configure global hotkeys for controlling the volume of output devices and programs. In fact, you can easily configure hotkeys for increasing and decreasing the volume for each app you are using frequently. Moreover, the tool includes quick shortcuts to the sound settings as well as the sound control panel and hence, you can make sure that you are currently using the right output device.
A noteworthy feature of the tool is that you can leave the global volume at 100% and control the setting for each app launched. To put it simply, you can limit the volume of application to any preferred value from the Misc setting. The option can come in handy for loud apps, such as games, for instance.
All in all, Volumey is a simple and straightforward tool that enables you to manage everything related to the sound volume of both hardware and software connected to your computer.
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A simple Windows application that runs in the background to toggle active the "Drag & Drop to the Taskbar" functionality on Windows 11.
Every time a new Windows edition is launched, the lists of new features and dropped functionality please some users while disappointing others. This is also the case with Windows 11 which, unfortunately, lacks drag and drop support via the taskbar, as its predecessors did.
While early adopters thought that this missing feature was just due to the fact that Windows 11 was under active development before October 2021, it turns out that Microsoft had other plans for the taskbar drag-and-drop. The feature did not come back with the official release of Windows 11, which is quite strange for an operating system that is supposed to be focused on functionality.
While drag-and-drop does work in Windows Explorer and between opened windows of different applications, many users miss sending a file to a running application via the taskbar. Luckily, developers took action and a fix is already available to address this issue. It does by the name of Windows 11 Drag & Drop to the Taskbar (Fix) and it provides a simple executable file that tweaks the system, toggling active the drag-and-drop via the taskbar function.
Needless to say, you can use this system tweak on Windows 11 only. The application runs in the background, without interrupting your work, but you can see its active process in the Task Manager, if you want to make sure it is active.
What is interesting about this application is that it does not modify the system registry (except autostart) or modify essential settings in Windows 11. At this point, you might be curious to find out how it actually works.
This application is able to detect when you are pressing the left mouse button and determine the taskbar icon you are hovering the mouse pointer over based on the time interval the cursor remains in the same place. It then simulates pressing Win+T and the arrow keys to restore the window.
There is no need to go through an extensive configuration, but if you would like ot have more control, then you should know that you can create custom configurations for this application. The only condition is to keep the configuration file, named “Windows11DragAndDropToTaskbarFixConfig.txt.” in the same location as the original executable.
Aside from automatic startup and other such options, a custom configuration allows you to set the sleep, hover and the delay time intervals, for instance.
In case you are used to the taskbar drag-and-drop function and you find yourself doing the same gestures with no result, then you can try Windows 11 Drag & Drop to the Taskbar (Fix) to bring back this productivity feature. This tool provides a portable, unintrusive solution to the missing taskbar drag-and-drop.
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Access your mobile device on a large monitor or TV and experience a new way to complete errands, tasks and everyday projects via this tool.
Samsung DeX is a tool that addresses anyone who wants to trade their laptop or PC with their Galaxy device. Therefore, the role of the application is to turn your smartphone or tablet into a desktop-like experience, which can actually be a game changer if you decide to use a large monitor or TV.
Following a quick installation, you are prompted to connect your mobile device using the dedicated USB cable. To make sure that you avoid any issues at this step, it is recommended that you wait until the mobile device is recognized by the computer and make sure that the USB drivers are updated to their latest version.
The idea behind the tool is to bring laptop / computer and mobile devices together on a single screen, while still being able to work and use the individual features of both of them. Therefore, while working on your laptop, you can access messages, take calls or check notifications on mobile from the same screen.
Despite the impressive stats of the new mobile devices, it is still pretty early for tablets or phones to perform heavy productivity tasks. The future features of the tool will reveal whether Samsung manages to crack the code and allows you to ditch computers for mobile devices.
It is worth mentioning that the latest version of the tool works with Note 10, 10+ and S20 series without the need for extra hardware. However, if you are using a previous device built under the Samsung Flagship since 2017 – when the app was launched – you may need to acquire various hardware, depending on how old your device is.
Even though it does not work with all flagship devices, Samsung DeX can be an interesting tool for anyone who wants more working flexibility or using the computer power of the mobile to complete work tasks.
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A set of powerful utilities that aim to increase your PC performance and maintain your system in shape, giving you full control over its resources.
Glary Utilities is an all-in-one suite designed to help improve the overall performance of your operating system. The app comes with intuitive features and provides functions for both rookies and tech savvy users alike.
The program comes with an intuitive interface that highlights some of its most important functions. Simply put, the main window introduces you to 1-Click Maintenance where you can address some of the most common issues you are likely to have with your system.
Therefore, the app can repair registry entries, shortcuts, removes spyware, programs that are no longer installed but appear in the startup and removes temporary files that take up disk space. The feature can be customized to include more or less of the issues that you think need regular checkups on your PC. To customize, simply access the small Options link from the 1-Click Maintenance tab.
While 1-Click allows a quick scan and fix for all of the above, you also have the possibility to take a deeper look at the OS and correct the problems you want. In the lower section of the GUI, you can access numerous functions, including registry repair, software updates, disk cleanup or the context menu manager, just to name a few.
Generally speaking, the issues found are fixed quite quickly and you can even perform an additional scan to make sure that everything is addressed properly. As with other similar tools in this niche, it is advisable to backup your data or create a system restore point in case of registry fixing, to avoid any real issues.
Lastly, it is worth mentioning that the app comes in handy when it comes erasing privacy tracks from your browsers. Instead of clearing the cookies, cache and history of each individual browser installed on your system, Glary Utilities deletes them all at once.
Not only does it take a closer look at the browsers, but also accounts for plugins, Recycle Bin, Start Menu searches, Network places and the temporary folders where sensitive information might be stored.
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Customize and enhance the functions of Windows Taskbar by using this user-friendly application that can be managed by beginners and experts alike.
Note: The installer and portable versions of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker share the same file. To use the installer, select the "Standard" type from the dropdown menu during setup.
7 Taskbar Tweaker is a handy Windows 7 utility that allows you to customize the taskbar of this particular Windows version, offering a basic interface to help in this regard.
There is nothing too complicated about the program, but the real problem is that it doesn’t include a help manual to guide beginners in case they don’t know the meaning of a certain option.
Truth is, 7 Taskbar Tweaker sports pretty intuitive features, so those with a bit more experience should encounter no problems.
The clean interface presents all features at one-click distance, so you can adjust the actions to be performed through a right or a middle click on the Taskbar items quite easy. Plus, you can tweak Taskbar dropping and hovering, but also change the way you work with thumbnails or pinned items.
7 Taskbar Tweaker also provides access to a number of options concerning window grouping and combining, but also parameters concerning the mouse wheel and double clicks on empty spaces.
As you can see, it’s all about tweaking, so it’s quite a shame a help manual isn’t available. You can however search the Internet for more information, it’s pretty easy to find details on all these Windows features.
7 Taskbar Tweaker works like a charm on most Windows 7 flavors, regardless if we’re talking about 32- or 64-bit versions.
All in all, 7 Taskbar Tweaker is a great way to expand Windows functionality, providing an interesting set of features aimed at the taskbar. It works like a charm on Windows 7 and relies on a very simple interface.
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Make your PC as good as new by having junk files removed, broken registry fix and a lot more tools packed this Crap Cleaner (CCleaner).
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Malicious content can come uninvited from the information superhighway, leftovers after removing programs have an impact on performance, and broken registries can cause serious compatibility issues, and an antivirus solution doesn't offer complete protection.
However, performing periodic scans and cleaning can keep your PC in good shape. One of the applications which can aid in this situation is CCleaner, equipped with all tools needed to scrub every bit of your computer.
Launching the application brings up a cleverly simple interface, intuitive enough to let anyone instantly accommodate. Major functions are stored in tabs found in a side panel, an upper part constantly displays system info, while the rest of the space is dedicated to actual options you get to handle.
The “Cleaner” feature helps you get rid of various files that are no longer of use or take up disk space for no further reason. Two tabs let you select either Windows features or specific applications, each with its own list of areas to be cleaned. Among others you are able to select recent documents, autocomplete history, saved passwords, cookies or even old Windows installations.
You can simply analyze an area to see what needs cleaning so that you don't accidentally remove any important files. The scan process, as well as the scrubbing is done incredibly fast, with post-process details displayed.
Furthermore, you are also able to fix registry issues with the help of a dedicated tool. Similarly to the cleaner, there are several selectable areas, such as missing shared DLLs, ActiveX and Class Issues, obsolete software, start menu ordering or Windows services.
The application's usability does not end here, because more tools are available under the homonimous tab. An integrated uninstaller lets you safely remove applications so that they leave no traces, startup items can also be deleted, as well as browser add-ons or extensions and even context menu processes.
What's more, system restore points can be viewed in a list, with the possibility to have them removed for a little extra space or comfort. You can choose to wipe an entire drive, be it internal or removable, with options to select either free space or whole drive, as well as the security level. The Disk Analyzer is there to help identify large files on fixed or removable drives, while selecting folders of interest.
Keeping an eye on your system's resources might come as a surprise, because CCleaner only takes advantage of as little as it can. Thus it can run on multiple configurations, not to mention the speed and quality at which it gets the job done.
To sum it up, CCleaner is definitely a must for any computer, whether or not it is connected to the Internet. It takes little of your time to get you acquainted with what it has to offer, with light impact on system resources. It can definitely bring back a little power to any computer or even make it as good as new.
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An intuitive application that offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.
Generally, it is not recommended to try and tweak your PC on your own if you do not have expert technical skills. Nonetheless, there are dedicated tools that can help you boost your computer's performance without breaking anything along the way, and Glary Utilities Pro is one such app.
As soon as you run Glary Utilities Pro, it automatically analyzes your machine and displays its Windows Boot Time, which is one of the indicators you can rely on to assess its overall performance. You can improve this score by disabling unnecessary startup programs to make the OS boot faster.
The main window is also the place where you can activate automatic maintenance and set the app to remove privacy tracks when the PC is powered off.
Users with little technical skills are bound to be attracted by the 1-click maintenance section of Glary Utilities Pro, as it requires them to simply click some checkboxes for the issues they want to repair.
Namely, they can clean registry items, fix shortcuts, remove spyware, repair the local disk, erase tracks, clean temporary files, or manage startup items.
More tech-savvy people will probably go for the advanced tools that are grouped in several categories according to the purpose they serve: clean up and repair, optimize and improve, privacy and security, system tools, and files and folders.
The last category allows you to analyze the disk space on your computer so you can identify the space hogs, as well as split large files into smaller ones. A quick search components is also integrated.
All in all, Glary Utilities Pro is an all-in-one solution that can meet the needs of all those who want a quick way to improve the speed and performance of their computer.
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Make sure all your drivers are up-to-date and that all your devices are running at top performance thanks to this simple Avast-signed utility.
Keeping your drivers up to date is part of the mandatory maintenance you must perform on your computer. Not only that outdated drivers pose security risks, but they can also make your computer run slower. Therefore, whether you choose to perform manual updates or use a third-party software solution to take care of the update automatically, updating device drivers is important.
Manual driver updates can be tedious and frustrating and, therefore, you might want to opt for a dedicated utility to help you make sure the latest versions of drivers are installed on your machine. One such tool is Avast Driver Updater, which provides a fast, secure and simple method to download and install drivers without having to look them up yourself.
Once Avast Driver Updater is installed and launched, you can start a new driver analysis. During the scan, the application targets outdated, broken and corrupt drivers. The scan results are displayed within the main window, along with the total number of drivers and the number of outdated ones. The issues that require your attention are shown in a list, where you can see the driver's name and the corresponding device, as well as a comparison between the installed and the newest available version.
There are two major advantages when working with an automatic driver updater, such as Avast Driver Updater. First, you don’t have to search for the driver packages yourself, as the application does that itself, making sure that you download and install the latest driver versions. Secondly, you can perform updates for installed drivers in batch, meaning you select the outdated items and configure the application to download and deploy updates on its own, without your intervention.
Avast Driver Updater helps you make sure that all your drivers are kept up-to-date. It promises to scan and fix all kinds of drivers, all to ensure smoother audio and video performance and normal system behavior, reduce crashes and errors.
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