Desktop Enhancement Software

Updated 21 Jul 2020
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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows PowerShell
Windows PowerShell V2 CTP3 introduces several significant features to Windows PowerShell 1.
10.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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
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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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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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
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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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
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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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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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
DesktopOK
Save and restore the positions of icons.
0.09 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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
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
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
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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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
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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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
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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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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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
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
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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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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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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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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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
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
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
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
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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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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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
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
X-Mouse Button Control
X-Mouse Button Control is a handy little application that allows its users to configure and modify the buttons on a mouse.
2.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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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
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BumpTop
3D desktop enhancement software: BumpTop is a fun 3D desktop for Windows which actually gives some functionality to your touchscreen PC.
17.7 MB | 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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Dual Monitor
Dual Monitor is a small utility that allows you to extend your taskbar when using a dual monitor.
835 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / 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
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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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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