The best Desktop Enhancement Utility Downloads

Updated 23 Feb 2014
XLaunchpad
XLaunchpad is a Windows desktop enhancement utility which transform your Windows desktop into something which resembles the layout, look and feel of Mac OS X.
5.3 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
XLaunchPad Review - Download
AutoHideDesktopIcons
Auto Hide Desktop Icons is a lightweight portable Windows program.
27 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
WindowSpace
WindowSpace is a desktop enhancing application which adds several new features to Windows.
0.51 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
WindowSpace Review - Download
Aura
Aura is a small utility for Windows which makes a quick and funky modification: it changes the colour of your Windows (and their transparency) depending upon the colour of your background.
444 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Aura Review - Download
ScreenTabs
Virtual desktops manager with desktops represented by tabs.
9.08 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
7+ Taskbar Tweaker
7 (Plus) Taskbar Tweaker is a small desktop enhancement utility which provides additional functionality to the Windows 7 and Windows 8 taskbar.
941.6 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
7 Taskbar Tweaker Review - Download
SunsetScreen
Helps remove reflective glare from your screen by modifying color and tone: Screen brightness and glare can be annoying at different times of the day and night.
640 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
SunsetScreen Review - Download
Desktop Eyes
DesktopEyes is a small application, in fact extremely small, which functions as nothing more than a novelty for your Windows desktop.
126 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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f.lux
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583.23 K | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Taskbar Eliminator
Taskbar Eliminator is a very small utility designed for those who wish to hide the Windows taskbar.
565.22 K | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Desk Drive
Utility which automatically creates a shortcut on the Windows desktop each time a USB drive or other mass storage device is connected with exclusion options: Desk Drive is a small Windows enhancement utility which copies the Mac OS X feature of displaying a link to USB or other external drives on the Windows desktop.
508 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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UxStyle Core
UxStyle Core (the version for Windows 8) is a free program that relaxes the Windows theme signature requirements to enable third-party customization.
2.9 MB | For Windows 8Free
Keyboard LaunchPad
Keyboard Launchpad allows you to assign hot keys to almost any kind of action one might perform on their system.
1.37 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTShareware
CinemaDrape
Desktop enhancement that helps increase productivity and focus by dimming areas of the screen while keeping selected area bright: CinemaDrape is a Windows desktop enhancement tool which helps you focus on what you're doing by dimming the rest of the desktop.
134 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
CinemaDrape Review - Download
XP Style Hacker
Enables XP-styling to any program, even if it was designed pre-XP: Get your old Win32 apps looking like their Windows XP counterparts!
0.43 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
AveDesk
Customization of a Windows desktop with themeing and widgets called desklets with multiple applications: When Windows Vista added sidebar gadgets to standard installations, they became quiet popular among a subset of users but they were unfortunately removed from future versions and updates due to possible security issues.
5.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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SideSlide
An advanced desktop extension with a multitude of useful features: SideSlide is a custom desktop enhancement application which allows its users to create custom workspaces which can be hidden when they are no longer needed.
1.76 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
SideSlide Review - Download
Arrange your Desktop
Get a clean Desktop without clutter.
0.37 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
Multiplicity
Multiplicity enables a user to control multiple local personal computers as a single computing platform.
2.69 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
Desktop Modify
Desktop Modify is a great little free program that cheers up your desktop making it cute and unique by arranging your icons into different shapes and styles.
0.23 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
AquaSnap
Adds a variety of different functionality to the way your desktop works: AquaSnap is a free addon application for Windows for those wishing to spruce up their desktop and add additional features often found on Linux desktop systems or those on Mac OS X.
2.69 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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Sib Cursor Editor
A simple cursor editor and converter for ICO, ANI and CUR files: Sib Cursor Editor will help you to inlay your mouse pointers, or other images with shining diamonds of rich-looking and lively cursors.
6.02 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
Handy Start Menu
There are literally tons of different start menu enhancements available, some of them free and some of them not..
7.18 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
Handy Start Menu Review - Download
nSpaces
Turns your desktop into a multiple desktop environment with password protection and theme customization: nSpaces is a free tool which can multiple the number of desktops available in Windows, similar in function to popular Linux-based desktop programs like KDE or gnome.
228.4 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
nSpaces Review - Download
Litestep OTS1/2 Installer
Litestep OTS1/2 Installer is a shell replacement option for Windows users which allows you to modify elements of your system otherwise not possible.
3.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Litestep OTS1 2 Installer Review - Download
Keep Display On
Keep Display On is a small and simple tool which prevents your computer from turning off the display or starting the screensaver.
1 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Keep Display On Review - Download
Longhorn SideBar
Longhorn SideBar adds a sidebar on the user's Windows Desktop providing Active Desktop features.
3 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
AeroBlend
Aeroblend is a small Windows desktop enhancement which improves the look of your overall theme by modifying the color of windows open based on the background colors.
0.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
AeroBlend Review - Download
InstantLogonChanger
With InstantLogonChanger always have your Windows 7 logon background the same as your Desktop wallpaper!
1.18 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
OneLoupe
OneLoupe is required to view everything on the screen enlarged.
32 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Quick Cliq
A free, portable launcher application with support for customizable hotkeys: Quick Cliq is a desktop application which helps you save time by providing quicker access to your programs.
1.48 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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Digital Talking Parrot
Digital Talking Parrot is a fun, free screensaver that you adopt as a smart virtual pet Digital Talking Parrot can learn what you teach it; it can mimic sounds, a bird song, or a human voice, or any kind of sound if you spend sometimes to teach it.
1.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
StartW8
StartW8 is basically a set of tools and Windows modifications for Windows 8 users which restores many of the features which have been removed from the newest version of Windows.
1.96 MB | For Windows 8Free
StartW8 Review - Download
Le Dimmer
Le Dimmer is a handy and reliable application designed to dim the brightness of the desktop, apart from the active window.
80.21 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
LaunchBar Commander
LaunchBar Commander is an alternative menu system and dock for Windows.
13.0 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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