Category Archives: Auxiliary & Enhance

Classic Shell – Most perfect and classic Start Menu and Windows Explorer

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Microsoft destroyed their classic start menu in Windows 8. Afterwards, they knew that is a mistake, so in the updated versions of Windows 10, they restored this convenient feature that every Windows user is familiar with and used to use (although they tried to hang in there to see whether it’s possible to force users to be used to use their new Metro Menu design in Windows 8 and the early versions of Windows 10), even if it is still not perfect enough (just switching between Metro and desktop). This case, we have to turn to third-party software for help.

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[v3.2.1] MysticThumbs – Genearte thumbnail and quickview for most popular file formats

As everyone knows, the thumbnail function for file content can bring a lot convenience and efficiency improvement to our daily work. For example, to quickly find the one you want from a stack of files. But we also know a fact that Windows does provide the thumbnail function for files except pictures by default, especially for the files generated by many industry software (such as: AI, PSD, DDS, SKP, SGI, PDF…). Fortunately, we are able to use some third-party applications to achieve this function.
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Mohaned-B Folder iChanger – Customize folder icons permanently

By changing the folder with different styles, we can greatly improve the computer operation efficiency. Although it’s possible to simply modify the icon of folder in the ‘Folder icons’ field of folder’s ‘Properties’, when you move (equivalent to change the path) or rename this folder, all will return to their original state. I do believe many people who would like to change their folder icon encountered this troublesome problem ever.

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MacType – Mac OS type of fonts renderer for Windows

Windows users who have ever tried some Unix-like operating systems (such as Mac OS X and Linux) probably were attracted by their beautiful display effects of fonts. While on Windows, we have to use third party software to realize the fonts beautification. And of which, the one regarded as the edge tool for beautifying Windows fonts is MacType.

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[v1.0.1.0] FileMarker.NET – Mark file/folder with color-coded, image-coded icon

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Because Mac OS supports the color customization of file/folder icons, this makes many users benefit a lot – that can greatly improve our work efficiency on computer. Windows, however, does not come with this ability naturally. That means we have to use some third-party software to realize this humanized function.

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7+ Taskbar Tweaker – Intuitive and effective Windows Taskbar customizer & enhancer

7+ Taskbar Tweaker – Intuitive and effective Windows Taskbar customizer & enhancer

Well adjusting/tweaking the features of taskbar can undoubtedly improve the service efficiency of Windows. This is especially true for users who work with Windows all day. But all customizable items provided by Windows are listed in Taskbar and Navigation properties, very few. Therefore, we always tend to use some third-party tools to solve the functional problems of taskbar.

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[v1.55] Start10 – First alternative app of Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 tried to partly restore the classic start button & menu, even increased semitransparent effect for the start menu, but its usage is still not convenient enough. Especially on the fluency of menu operation, its overall performance lags far behind the classic start menu of Windows XP/7. And in fact, this is definitely not caused by users’ habit, but the failure on design (Microsoft blindly pursues avant-garde design while ignores one fact/reality – The vast majority of users is using Windows 10 on a PC, rather than a tablet with touchscreen.

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