Block unwanted hotkeys with Simple Disable Key
September 27, 2016 – 07:01 | Comments Off on Block unwanted hotkeys with Simple Disable Key
Block unwanted hotkeys with Simple Disable Key

Well-chosen hotkeys make a program much easier to use, but there can be problems: you might keep hitting one by mistake, or maybe it gives users quick access to a feature you’d rather restrict.
Simple Disable …

Launch programs, websites, or type text with Clavier+
July 24, 2016 – 05:17 | Comments Off on Launch programs, websites, or type text with Clavier+
Launch programs, websites, or type text with Clavier+

Clavier+ is a simple macro manager which enables launching programs, opening websites or inserting text with your chosen hotkey.
The program has been around for years, but still works well on even the very latest PCs.

Disable your keyboard or mouse with BlueLife KeyFreeze
April 26, 2016 – 04:05 | Comments Off on Disable your keyboard or mouse with BlueLife KeyFreeze
Disable your keyboard or mouse with BlueLife KeyFreeze

BlueLife KeyFreeze is a freeware Windows tool which can selectively lock your mouse and/ or keyboard, without hiding the screen.
This is ideal if you’re leaving your toddler to watch a cartoon on your laptop, for …

How busy were you last Tuesday? Desktop APM can help
February 3, 2015 – 09:50 | Comments Off on How busy were you last Tuesday? Desktop APM can help
How busy were you last Tuesday? Desktop APM can help

Spend a day on some personal PC task and you’ll probably only be interested in the end results. Did you find the information, produce the document, achieve everything you wanted?
Go to work on a commercial …

How far has your mouse cursor travelled today? Mousotron tells all
November 27, 2014 – 09:36 | Comments Off on How far has your mouse cursor travelled today? Mousotron tells all
How far has your mouse cursor travelled today? Mousotron tells all

Point, click, tap, tap – using your favourite PC programs can become a near automatic process. But have you ever wondered how much work is really involved, how far your mouse is moving, how many …

NeatMouse: Control your mouse cursor from the keyboard
December 30, 2013 – 09:23 | Comments Off on NeatMouse: Control your mouse cursor from the keyboard
NeatMouse: Control your mouse cursor from the keyboard

While in theory there are many ways to control your PC, in practice most applications assume you’ll be using a mouse. And that’s just fine, unless your mouse is broken, the battery is flat, or …

Lock your PC – but not your screen – with KeyFreeze
July 29, 2013 – 07:21 | Comments Off on Lock your PC – but not your screen – with KeyFreeze
Lock your PC – but not your screen – with KeyFreeze

If you’re leaving your PC unattended for a while then locking it (pressing Win+L) can be a sensible precaution, as it prevents others from viewing your files or interfering with running programs.
The Windows Lock function …

KeyboardLock: prevent babies (or your cat) from accidentally messing with your laptop
August 21, 2012 – 11:57 | Comments Off on KeyboardLock: prevent babies (or your cat) from accidentally messing with your laptop
KeyboardLock: prevent babies (or your cat) from accidentally messing with your laptop

Streaming media, downloading files, running a backup – there are all kinds of reasons why you might leave your laptop (or any PC) alone for a while. But if your home has babies, pets or …

Save time and boost your PC productivity with HotKeyMan’s custom keyboard shortcuts
June 5, 2012 – 10:52 | Comments Off on Save time and boost your PC productivity with HotKeyMan’s custom keyboard shortcuts
Save time and boost your PC productivity with HotKeyMan’s custom keyboard shortcuts

When you’re looking to speed up your PC’s operations then learning any available keyboard shortcuts can often help, by minimising the time and effort required to perform common system tasks.
If you’ve already mastered the standard …

Take control of your Caps Lock key with CapsUnlocker
April 13, 2012 – 07:31 | Comments Off on Take control of your Caps Lock key with CapsUnlocker
Take control of your Caps Lock key with CapsUnlocker

It’s a common keyboard annoyance: you’ve pressed the Caps Lock key, either not realised or just forgotten about it, and then typed a whole line of text IN THE WRONG CASE – or maybe wondered …

19 top applications and downloads from the past 7 days
March 9, 2012 – 14:55 | Comments Off on 19 top applications and downloads from the past 7 days
19 top applications and downloads from the past 7 days

The second week of March has been dominated by news from Apple but, not to be outdone, Microsoft has released a couple of interesting tools that are well worth a look. Microsoft Research Cliplets 1.0.1 …