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Collection of tools that serve single very specific tasks.  (Click Images to show larger).

ClearJumpLists.pngToastNotification (35kb)

Create personal Windows Toast Notifications in Win8.  Instructions in download file.

ClearJumpLists.pngClearJumpLists (49kb)

Clear Jump Lists in Windows (7)
Equivalent DOS Commands > del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations\*
del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations\*

PJStop.pngClearPrintJobs (49kb)

Clear documents from the print spooler - default printer only.
Equivalent DOS Commands > net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler

Dir2Txt.pngDir2Txt (50kb)

Start from within a folder to save that folder or 'drag and drop' a folder onto the Dir2Txt.exe program. Dir2Txt.txt will be created in the folder being processed - will save filelist + sub folders.

Example image to show dragging folder to program:
Dir2Txt: image 1 0f 2 thumb Dir2Txt: image 2 0f 2 thumb 
Equivalent DOS Commands > dir /S > Dir2Txt.txt

L2Xmas.pngHibernAble (29kb)

Tool to enable / disable Hibernation.  Hiberfil.sys is a system file created for Hibernation.  The file can be several gigabytes in size so when space is at a premium there is the option to turn off Hibernation and in doing so remove this file.


LockPC.pngLockPC (47b)

Lock the PC from all input - Ctrl-Alt-Del to release lock.

MBox (63kb)

 A simple program that loads a message file and displays it in a message box. 

MEBall.pngMEBall (62kb)

A little pointless fun...done before but....

Monitor Off (56kb)

 Turn Off the monitor - for occasions you wish to save laptop battery while still running a task, listening to music etc... 
Bypass query with parameter -y or /y to auto monitor off.

L2Xmas.pngQuickDates (168kb)

 Quickly see when Easter is each year or what day New Years and Christmas fall on.  Other dates dependent on feedback.


L2Xmas.pngSDDialog (85kb)

 Quick access to the shutdownDialog in Windows.


SInfo.pngSystem Info (68kb)

 Basic system Info with ability to save as a text file.

SInfo.pngWinSysInfo (63kb)

Uses the windows 'systeminfo' to add additional info (I.e. Hotfixes and Network Cards) to that provided in SystemInfo.  Creates a txtfile SInfo.txt with the information.

Equivalent DOS Commands > systeminfo > SInfo.txt

AllTasks.pngAll Tasks (31kb)


May 2011- 32Bit and 64Bit

Simple shortcut to open 'All Tasks' in ControlPanel also known as 'GOD Mode'
Tested Win 7 & 8 - won't work on earlier versions than Vista

Alternatively simply create a new folder I.e. Right click on the desktop and select New > Folder, and rename the Folder:   AllTasks.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

WUStop.pngWUStop (49kb)

Sick of Windows Update restarting the computer... temporarily stop the update process.  
Will revert to prior settings on the next restart of your PC.
Equivalent DOS Commands > net stop wuauserv

Contact (41kb)

Email and website contact details, included in zip files of quick tools.



The author, of this software accepts no responsibility for damages resulting from the use of this product and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This software is provided "AS IS", and you, its user, assume all risks when using it. It is provided for your enjoyment and I'd like to hear feedback on how it works on your system or if you find it useful.
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