One of these I posted in detail over in Snacks so I wont cover it here other than to say it would be a simple mod made to the File>Send>"page by email" option in Internet Explorer. If I could just figure out where the script for it is hidden so I cold create another that would say File>Save>" Page to Word.doc". This would be an elegant solution to something I have been trying to find a way to do for some time.
The page by email option works but creates a lot of activity that saving a word doc would be faster and more useful.
This one is something that other programs do so it must not be that hard. It involves using the Windows Hosts File as a Filter for Nagging Ads and Malicious websites. Powertools and Spybot do it within their programs and call it immunization. It took me a while to get Notepad++ to default opening with Admin rights so the Hosts file could be edited and the results saved directly to the ETC folder. Then creating a shortcut to the Hosts file on my Desktop that I could easily find it to edit. Too many clicks.
Anybody got an idea of how Spybot can tag on 50 entries and save it in a flash. This prevents known Malware sites from accessing IE by Pointing them to 127.0.0.1. It was the constant Google ads I was after and it was only two lines. If I could open a quick-access window with a text-editor feel that was correctly formatted to already have the localhost IP typed in and maybe 10 spaces then let me type in the site name to be blocked. Clicking "enter" would take you to the next line to add site if needed and a save button would write the whole string to the end of your current hosts file and save it (which takes Admin rights) back where it belongs in the ETC folder.
As in: "127.0.0.1 www.I-Hate-These-Ads.com
A utility like this would allow anyone to add them on the fly as needed. Sounds like it would be a nifty tool.
Better yet, take it one step further and make this a "browser Add-in with a Button on the bar. Or on the desktop so it could work with any browser. Click it to add the current site in the browser address bar to the Hosts lists correctly formatted to block it.
Might as well wish for the Moon while wishing!
Having it's counterpart for the LMHosts file would be nice although I have only had one time when I ever needed to use it Bu that One time was a Life Saver
Another nifty feature would be that some kind of Text File/Icon Notification be added to the desktop to let others know the HOSTS file was not "Normal".
I have run into situations where I spent a lot of time fighting what looked like a weird network problem only happen to think about looking there and find that someone had already pre-programed the Server IP to the old server and unless you just happen to think to look It can be very frustrating. Changing to a new network server with a new IP was almost impossible with that built-in reference still there. Not sure where the best place would be to put it but any kind of notice that would be easy to see that said "Hosts File has been Modified!" or some such would be nice.