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Programming Windows, 5th & 6th Editions HD PDF, EPUB, CHM

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Here, AppNee provides everyone the two most popular editions: Programming Windows, 5th Edition (published in 1998, 23 chapters, 1479 pages) and Programming Windows, 6th edition (published in 2012, 19 chapters, 1136 pages) of the classic Programming Windows series of books written by Charles Petzold and published by Microsoft Press (has been over 27 years). These ebooks are in HD PDF, EPUB and CHM formats, shared for beginners who want to learn the Windows program or application development. Continue reading Programming Windows, 5th & 6th Editions HD PDF, EPUB, CHM

Path Copy Copy – Copy paths or names of multiple files/folders with one-click

In Windows Explorer and some cases, we maybe need to copy many names of a bunch of files/folders one by one. There is only one traditional method – manually click files/folders and then copy/paste their names; and it would become more troublesome if you want to get their full paths – you have to right click every file/folder to enter its properties and then copy the full path from the ‘Location’ field. Continue reading Path Copy Copy – Copy paths or names of multiple files/folders with one-click

Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner – Most effective solution to disable Windows taskbar thumbnail preview

In order to turn off the needless, nasty taskbar thumbnail feature on Windows 7+ (especially on 8.1), I guess many guys have tried all the pseudo solutions on the Internet. The only thing can be sure is – no one method is really effective at all, such as:

  • Create an DWORD (32-bit) Value of TaskbarNoThumbnail to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer (for Windows 7 only)
  • Uncheck the “Animations in the taskbar” in Performance Options (for Windows 8 only, and sometimes, in certain conditions)
  • Enable the “Turn off taskbar thumbnails” policy in the “Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)” (only suitable for Windows Vista only)
  • Create DWORD value of DisablePreviewWindow or ExtendedUIHoverTime to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced (only for Windows 7)
  • Other methods (like increasing the delay time of MouseHoverTime or thumbnail’s preview window) are just too uncomfortable, far-fetched

With this little tool Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner, just one-click, the taskbar thumbnails feature will not be displayed anymore (instead, the system uses standard pure text as the tool tips), no logout or reboot required, effective immediately.

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Use a few registry monitoring tools, you can find that Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner’s essence is to modify the registry too, but much more clever (by changing the following 2 registry keys):

  1. Enter “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced“, Create new DWORD: “ExtendedUIHoverTime” and set it to a really high number (in milliseconds) to delay the preview popup virtually forever (over 7 weeks, anyway). Apparently it doesn’t like it if you set it to exactly 0xffffffff, I think it treats it as 0. But 0xfffffffe works just fine. Kind of weird.
  2. Enter “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband“, Create new DWORD: “NumThumbnails” and leave it at 0 to switch the previews to a list when you actually click on a stacked icon.

*** You’ll need to restart Windows Explorer/File Explorer (end the task “explorer.exe” in Task Manager and then run it again) for it to take effect, easiest way is from the Task Manager.

Now you finally know and are sure about how to stop / prevent pop-ups / popups / thumbnails appearing when you hover over the taskbar! BTW, in addition to Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner, we also have an alternative – 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, they just do the similar work for Windows users.

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Zeal – AIO offline API documentation browser for Win & Lin

Zeal is a free and open source offline documentation browser specially designed for programmers/coders on Windows and Linux. It’s inspired from Dash on Mac OS X, developed using Qt, simple but efficient, enables you to instantly access 170+ offline API documentation sets with ease. Continue reading Zeal – AIO offline API documentation browser for Win & Lin

[v4.54] Advanced Archive Password Recovery – Popular universal archived file password recoverer

For archived files (mainly RAR or ZIP format), that is very embarrassed and depressed in two cases. First, the archive file downloaded from the Internet prompts you need password to extract it out; Second, some important archive was protected using your own password, but you just forgot it. If so, turn to the Advanced Archive Password Recovery for help. Continue reading [v4.54] Advanced Archive Password Recovery – Popular universal archived file password recoverer

FontBook – Simple and cool fonts viewer, manager for designers

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FontBook is a cool and tiny free font app developed based on the Adobe AIR, provides us the easier and cooler way of browsing, managing and comparing the effects of all fonts installed in the system – with rating and grouping system.

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GetDiz – Smart, fast ASCII art viewer and editor

GetDiz is a freeware released as the Windows built-in Notepad replacement according to the official explanation. But in fact, GetDiz is much more interesting – especially in terms of ASCII art feature, even compared with DAMN NFO Viewer, it is much more flexible and powerful. Continue reading GetDiz – Smart, fast ASCII art viewer and editor