Desktop Enhancement Software

Updated 8 Apr 2019
AutoHotkey
AutoHotkey is a free utility which enables you to perform a number of complex tasks through the use of hotkeys.
2.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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Classic Shell
As Windows continues to develop and release newer versions like Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, Microsoft was bound to cut off some programs and stop including them with the default Windows installation.
7.1 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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3DTop
Review by Future Shock: 3DTop is a very nice program.
481.06 K | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Nexus
Mac-like Dock for Windows: Envious of your Mac buddies with their cool-looking transparent Dock instead of the Start Menu?
30.98 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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ScreenBright
ScreenBright is a small, but discontinued little app which can modify the colors displayed on your monitor.
158 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Windows PowerShell
Windows PowerShell V2 CTP3 introduces several significant features to Windows PowerShell 1.
10.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Mouse Jiggler
Mouse Jiggler is a small and sometimes helpful tool which will simulate mouse movement.
52 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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ShellFolderFix
This is an app to make Windows 7 explorer folder windows remember their size and position.
2.04 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
IconPackager
Apply alternative icons to Windows with options to change color, modify, beautify and generally overhaul the look of the icons used all over your PC: IconPackager from Stardock is a icon modification utility which applies different styles to the icons included with Windows by default.
21.22 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTShareware
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UxStyle
Easily apply themes to your desktop without system modifications: Fortunately for users of Windows 7, grabbing themes from the Internet which dramatically change the style of your Windows desktop and overall look and feel of the operating system is rather easy.
2.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Dell Dock
A menu system for Windows for users with a Dell computer that mimics ViaoGate or the Mac OS X dock: Dell Dock is an interesting way to access your applications and bookmarks and may remind VAIO users of the application VaioGate.
12.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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LogonStudio
LogonStudio is a free program that allows users to change their Windows 7, Vista and XP logon screens.
1.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
Actual Transparent Window
Actual Transparent Window delivers instruments for optimizing work with multiple windows.
4.17 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
Start Menu 8
Start Menu 8 is especially designed for Window 8.
4.49 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
Hide Window Hotkey
Hide Window Hotkey is a utility which allows you to hide the windows,and programs which are running on your screen.
0.84 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
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
Tidy Start Menu
Are you tired of searching for programs in a long "Start Menu" list?
1.1 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
ArtCursors
ArtCursors allows you to find and extract cursors, create and edit cursors, import and export cursors and manage cursor libraries.
6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
Dexpot
Add support for virtual desktops in your Windows environment with the option to move windows and tasks between different desktops: Dexpot is a desktop enhancer which enables you to multiple the area of your monitor by introducing up to 20 new virtual desktops.
3.1 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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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
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WindowFX
WindowFX 3 is a very cool styling application developed by StarDock.
3.39 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTShareware
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Desktop Central
This Enterprise Desktop Management Software provides Configurations, Inventory Management, Patch Management, Software Installation, Service Pack Installation, Desktop Sharing, System Tools, User Logon Reports and Active Directory Reports.
46.64 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPCommercial
Actual Window Minimizer
Actual Window Minimizer lets you minimize windows to the system tray or any desktop spot by various means.
4.2 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
Google Desktop
Utility for Google users to access and search through Gmail, files, PC and music and videos directly from the desktop with support for multiple widgets and gadgets: Google Desktop gives you easy access to information on your computer and from the web.
1.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
YoWindow
YoWindow is an interactive and modern weather forecast application.
6.84 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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IconRestorer
IconRestorer will backup and restore icons position on desktop (and wallpaper) separately for every screen resolution.
2.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Real Desktop
A 3D desktop overhaul on Windows: Real Desktop is a 3D desktop environment which really adds a nice touch of eye candy to your overall PC experience.
6.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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YODM 3D
Have you ever seen a linux desktop which features an excellent 3D cube effects directly on the desktop?
| For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
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Shock 4Way 3D
Shock 4Way 3D is an addon desktop enhancement program which takes a nod from the Linux community, like Apple did with Mac OS X, and installs a window management system.
8.1 MB | 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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Fences
Fences is designed to help its users organize their desktop by enabling application users create shaded, movable and sizable icon containers that can be customized to accommodate commonly used or preferred softwares.
9.0 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Windows 10 UX Pack
Windows 10 UX Pack will give you Windows 10 UI improvements such as theme and some Windows 10 features without touching system files at all so it won’t have such risk to harm your system at all.
62.1 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Lovely Folders
This powerful and handy program allows you to replace the standard folder icon for individual folders with any eye-catching icon you wish, chosen from hundreds of built-in colorful icons or generated automatically by internal IconConverter depending on the content of a folder (music, video, images, etc.
3.08 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
DeskSpace
If you've ever seen some of the cool effects which run on Linux desktops like Gnome or even some of the transition effects that Mac OS X is capable of, you might be interested to check out DeskSpace which is a desktop replacement for Windows.
13.05 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPCommercial
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Talisman Desktop
Talisman Desktop is a pretty unique desktop customization tool which is able to create up to 999 separate custom desktops!
10.89 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
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Start Menu Reviver
Start Menu replacement application which provides a number of additions to the typical Windows Start menu with a lot of customization options and quick access links: Don't just replace your Start Menu - revive it.
4.95 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
BetterDesktopTool
Better Desktop Tool is an interesting desktop enhancement tool which provides users with a different way of organizing windows similar to the way Mac OS X does.
565 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Asus MultiFrame
Asus MultiFrame is a small desktop utility which allows you to quick arrange windows into tiles.
2.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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ObjectDock
ObjectDock is a freeware, Mac OS X-style dock for Windows which includes an icon bar, access to files and folders and also provides quick access to useful utilities.
11.95 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
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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
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TopDesk
High quality desktop graphics on Windows with speed improvements: Depending on which version of Windows you're running, if you're a power user you have probably used the Alt-Tab hotkey before to switch between work spaces and Windows.
2.3 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
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DesktopOK
Save and restore the positions of icons.
0.09 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
Portable Start Menu
Portable Start Menu is a lightweight start menu application that can be installed on both USB sticks and local PC's.
1.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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
DeskScapes
DeskScapes is an extensive desktop enhancement application which provides you with many options to customize the look and feel of your Windows desktop.
70.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPShareware
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Rainmeter
Rainmeter is a desktop customization and enhancement application which adds several tools to your Windows desktop which act as widgets/gadgets.
1.3 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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ZoomIt
ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations.
296 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
LaunchBar Commander Portable
LaunchBar Commander Portable a dock system for Windows which adds alternative ways to access applications and documents.
3.0 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Easy Desktop Keeper
Save and restore your favourite desktop layout: If you're a perfectionist, quit messing about with your desktop when things change!
0.71 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
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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
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