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Author Topic: Your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements  (Read 3555 times)

crono

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Your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements
« on: April 13, 2006, 08:00:38 PM »
Hi,

just wanna know your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements. Windows Shell Enhancement are tools which integrate directly in the Windows Explorer. I have only running 3 on my machine but I find them tremendously useful.

1) PixVue (http://www.pixvue.com/) - let you add and edit EXIF and ITPC Data directly through the Explorer. After the Installation the Explorer is capable to read such metadata and displays it in the "details" view - so you can sort images by their keyword for example. PixVue offers even more functions such as "Galleries" and Slideshows...

2) FirmTools ShellExtension (http://free.firmtool....com/shellextension/) for displaying image previews in the contextmenu (usefull when you have dozens of images laying around on your desktop)

3) NTTools - offering "CopyFilename" and "Open Comandline here" functions - very very handy :)

I think there are a lot of other Extensions out there - which do you know, and / or use?


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Re: Your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2006, 08:28:34 PM »
hi crono,

there is a thread here with some quite useful shell extensions...

btw, DC's long-awaited (*hint* *hint*, mouser) ContextMenu Commander thread, which also lists a variety of context-menu enhancers.


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Re: Your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006, 08:03:49 AM »
Wow - what a great thread - thank you very much :)

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Re: Your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2006, 09:18:17 AM »
I use the XNView Shell Extension which can do the same like FirmTools Shell Extension

http://perso.wanadoo...endownloadwin32.html
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Re: Your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2006, 09:34:42 AM »
No - xnView Shell Extension is a lot better :) (reads mor formats, better configurable...) Thanks for the hint :)

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Re: Your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2006, 10:01:56 AM »
KoApproach (http://www.koapproach.com) - Allows you to view the contents of a folder by simply clicking on it and holding down the button used to click it while on the icon of the folder.

EDIT: If you configured Windows to require a single-click to open files/etc., simply hover over it for a couple of seconds.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2006, 10:06:02 AM by Zero3K »

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Re: Your favourite Windows Shell Enhancements
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2006, 10:19:06 AM »
Useless, but fun. Brand your context menus!!
http://www.virtualpl...ml/ui_cntxt_dll.html
Allows you to put a custom bitmap at the tail of your menus.