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
Winstep Nexus Dock Review - Download
Windows PowerShell
Windows PowerShell V2 CTP3 introduces several significant features to Windows PowerShell 1.
10.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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
UxStyle Review - Download
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
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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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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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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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
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
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
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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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
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
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 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
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
SyMenu
A portable menu launcher which is easy to use and intuitive: SyMenu is a free and portable tool which provides you with quick access to different areas of your system directly from the system tray.
0.75 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
SyMenu Review - Download
Circle Dock
Circle Dock is an application launcher arranged in a circular or ellipsoid dock shape.
11.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
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
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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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
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
Actual Title Buttons
Actual Title Buttons is a suite of the most essential and popular tools for desktop windows control and manipulation: minimize them to tray, set up priority, apply transparency, make them stay always-on-top of other windows, align, resize, roll up and even "ghost" them!
4.32 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
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
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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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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DesktopOK
Save and restore the positions of icons.
0.09 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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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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
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
Taskbar Eliminator Review - Download
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
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
Real Desktop Standard Review - Download
VistaGlazz
One of the improvements of the Vista operating system over its predecessor was its graphical interface which took modern styling and added transparecny and blurring effects to it.
2.04 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / 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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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
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
Easy Desktop Keeper Review - Download
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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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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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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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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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
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
YoWindow Review - Download
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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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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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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StrokesPlus
Gestures are something some of us have become used to uses on our touch-screen mobile phones, but Windows users have mostly been left out.
1.53 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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