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N.A.N.Y. 2022 / N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« on: December 06, 2021, 04:12 AM »
Application NameDesktop Maid
Short Description Keep your desktop clean of unwanted shortcuts!
Supported OSes   Windows 10
Prerequisites   .NET 5.0 (Desktop Runtime)
Download   Download Link
Author   GrumpyCoder

Don't you hate it when newly installed/updated applications ruin your pristine desktop with their filthy shortcuts without your permission?  :mad:
Are you tired of manually deleting said shortcuts off your desktop over and over again?   :'(
Introducing "Desktop Maid", the clever little application that will keep your desktop clean once and for all!  :Thmbsup:

  • It will automatically monitor your desktop and move any newly detected shortcuts into its "JunkBin" folder where they will remain out of sight until you choose otherwise.
  • Did I mention that "Desktop Maid" is clever? That's right, it will only get rid of shortcut files and will not touch anything else.
  • You can always restore and exclude any shortcuts that it "deleted" so you can keep your desktop exactly the way you like it!
  • What are you waiting for? Download now!!  :P

 - Initial release
 - Exclusions are now stored in an XML file (DesktopMaid.xml) for portability.
 - The application is now a single instance only (as it should be).
 - Added support to monitor both the user's desktop and the public (all users) desktop.
 - New (more fitting) icon.
 - Added (Exit) context menu to the tray icon.
 - Added new settings tab.
 - Added customizable option to monitor most common shortcuts (lnk, url, and appref-ms).
 - Minimize to tray and minimize to tray on startup are no separated.
 - Monitoring the all users (public) desktop is now optional (enabled by default).
 - You can now show a small counter to represent the number of shortcuts in the junk list on the tray icon.
 - Added exception logging.
 - Added option to add the application to Windows startup (for lazy folks).
 - Minor improvements


N.A.N.Y. 2021 / N.A.N.Y 2021: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« on: November 30, 2020, 01:16 AM »
Application NamePaintedGlass
Short Description Colorful painted glass to decorate your dekstop
Supported OSes   Windows 10
Download   Download Link
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Author   GrumpyCoder

This is purely decorative, I just thought it would be nice if you can decorate your desktop with something like painted glass.

 - Initial release
 - Now there are three shapes to choose from (Square, Squircle, and Circle).
 - You can use the tray icon to enable/disable global "clickthrough"
 - Removed the "glitter bomb" button.
 - Added confirmation message for the "delete all" button.
 - Minor code clean up
 - Removed the need for the LiteDb.Helper.dll
 - Now the "glass" forms will no longer appear in the Windows Alt+Tab

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / NANY 2020 - Ducky (A Simple Dock)
« on: December 16, 2019, 01:14 AM »
Application NameDucky
Short Description A simple dock.
Supported OSes   Windows 7, 8, or 10
Author   GrumpyCoder

This is a simple dock. Drag and drop any executable or shortcut on the main window and it will be added as a button which you can use to launch it later.
Right-click the button if you want to remove it. You can move on the window horizontally by dragging it from the small orange stripe on the right.
Also, you can right-click on it (orange stripe) to show the settings window.

History - Initial release

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / NANY 2019 - DisplayOff
« on: December 04, 2018, 10:32 PM »
Application NameDisplayOff
Short Description Turns off the display and terminates itself.
Supported OSes   Windows 7, 8, or 10
Download   https://www.dropbox....2e92l/
Author   Lohengrin Percival

I needed a way to manually turn off the monitor without having to use the physical power button, so I made this.
It doesn't put the PC to sleep, it just turns off the display the same way Windows does, then terminates itself and moving the mouse or pressing any key on the keyboard will turn the display back on.

Because the application is so simple, I decided to share the code as well.

Code: C# [Select]
  1. using System;
  2. using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
  3. using System.Windows.Forms;
  5. public class DisplayManager
  6. {
  7.     private const int SC_MONITORPOWER = 0xF170;
  8.     private const uint WM_SYSCOMMAND = 0x0112;
  10.     [DllImport("user32.dll")]
  11.     static extern IntPtr SendMessage(IntPtr hWnd, uint Msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam);
  13.     public enum MonitorState
  14.     {
  15.         On = -1,
  16.         Off = 2,
  17.         Standby = 1
  18.     }
  20.     public void SetMonitorState(MonitorState state)
  21.     {
  22.         SendMessage(new Form().Handle, WM_SYSCOMMAND, (IntPtr)SC_MONITORPOWER, (IntPtr)state);
  23.     }
  24. }

History - Initial release

PS: I couldn't find the template, so I copied c.gingerich format.

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