[neatnettricks] Neat Net Tricks Standard Issue 250, October 3, 2010

  • From: Jack Teems <jteems@xxxxxxx>
  • To: neatnettricks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 9:42:36 -0700


01. Vista Switcher
02. System Silencer
03. Tennis
04. Hanso Burner
05. Fontpark
06. Smilla Enlarger
07. Close All Windows
08. ToneCheck
09. Shape Collage

01. VISTA SWITCHER.  Don't let the name fool you.  This application works with 
Windows XP, Vista, and 7.  It effectively replaces the Alt+Tab key combination 
to display a full-sized preview of each task window and a list of running 
tasks. Download free at http://www.ntwind.com/software/vistaswitcher/ .

02. SYSTEM SILENCER.  While you're away from your computer, System Silencer 
will turn off the monitor or sound, hide your taskbar and desktop icons, kill a 
process, run a program or file, or lock your computer.  Download free at 
http://apps.nozavi.com/system-silencer-overview .

03. TENNIS.  Vaguely resembling the old game of Pong but with much better 
graphics and sound effects, try a game of tennis against the computer at 
http://www-03.ibm.com/linux/wimbledon/tennis.swf .

04. HANSO BURNER is a fast and convenient CD/DVD burner.  It simplifies the 
process with six clearly labeled icons but allows you the capability to further 
configure the program if you wish. Download free at 
http://www.hansotools.com/applications/hanso-burner.html .

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* Is Personal Computing At A Crossroads?  It is, but it's difficult to predict 
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* Your Favorite Program Just Sold You Out For $1.00.  That software you're 
installing may be more than you bargained for, and here's a list of programs to 
watch out for. 

* How To Make Your Hard Drives Last Longer. Some are myths, but others are 
useful advice. 

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05. FONTPARK at http://www.fontpark.net/ is the largest portal for 
noncommercial fonts . If you can never get, their current database has more 
than 70,000 fonts available for noncommercial and commercial use for PC Mac and 

06. SMILLA ENLARGER is a small graphical tool to resize and magnify bitmaps in 
high quality. Download free at http://imageenlarger.sourceforge.net/ .

07. CLOSE ALL WINDOWS doesn;t require installation, doesn't store settings in 
the Registry, and doesn't use any resources.  What it does do is close all your 
applications if you want to quit them instantly, as if you were pressing the 
close button for each one individually.  Download free at 
http://www.ntwind.com/software/utilities/close-all.html .

08. TONECHECK evaluates what you have written in eight primary emotions so you 
can make corrections and adjust the overall tone before you send the wrong 
message. Download the Beta for free at http://tonecheck.com .

09. SHAPE COLLAGE makes picture collages in less than a minute with a few mouse 
clicks.  Download free at http://www.shapecollage.com/ .

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