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#1 Villain

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:14 PM

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So having been on Windows for.. a long time, I have always wanted to do a semi-weekly series of Useful Utilities for Windows, So I finally decided to do it.  So this is the very first Useful Utilities session, made up of 100% FREE Utilities!

 

Today I bring you three Useful Utilities, two for XP and higher, one made especially for Windows 8.

So having been on Windows for.. a long time (since Windows 3.1), I have always wanted to do a semi-weekly series of Useful Utilities for Windows, So I finally decided to do it.  So this is the very first Useful Utilities session!
 
Today I bring you three Useful Utilities, two for XP and higher, one made especially for Windows 8.
 
The first is made especially for Windows 8, it is Start Menu Reviver.  It is a Modern Windows style Start Menu for Windows 8, it is VERY easily customizeable, has easy to manage tiles of different sizes, customizeable color schemes, all in all, very nice and well done.
 
The second is CBX Shell.  This works on XP and above, while meant for comic book .cbr and .cbz files, it works with .zip and .rar formats, showing the first images in these archive formats.  So no more boring thumbnails, now you can see the first image to easily identify those archives!
 
The final app is Clover 3, it makes Windows File Explorer have Chrome-like tabs, including a bookmarks bar, the right-click, duplicate tabs, etc... functions that you find in Chrome.  It also supports easy to use Drag and Drop File copy / Move between tabs.   Very easy and useful utility for managing open File Manager / Explorer instances.
 
Links to the apps listed above.
 
:download: Start Menu Reviver, by ReviverSoft > http://www.reviverso...t-menu-reviver/
 
:download: CBX Shell, by T-800 Productions > http://free-sk.t-com...re/cbxShell.htm
 
:download: Clover 3, by ejie.me > http://ejie.me/
 
(Special thanks to daKirby to letting me know about Start Menu Reviver, that also makes use of his artwork for the Modern UI graphics.  He makes a LOT of extra Modern UI graphics that can be downloaded from http://dakirby309.deviantart.com/ )
 
Link to my Original Article > http://www.therightg...-utilities-001/


#2 Chrominator

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:06 AM

Useful indeed! Thanks for sharing.



#3 Villain

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:50 AM

Thanks!  I appreciate it!    Looking for some of my old fav utilities to do another one next week!



#4 mediar

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:10 AM

But it doesn't fit Desktop's overall UI.



#5 Villain

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

But it doesn't fit Desktop's overall UI.

What doesn't ?The huge blue frame around Start Menu Reviver?



#6 Witt3439

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

Good job Villain.

 

I have a strange feeling that the new start menu on Windows 8.1, might be closer to what Villain has instead of what Windows 7 is has once it's RTM. Microsoft has changed Windows 8 so much already, and why wouldn't the start menu be change also!?



#7 Frylock86

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:51 PM

Good job Villain.

 

I have a strange feeling that the new start menu on Windows 8.1, might be closer to what Villain has instead of what Windows 7 is has once it's RTM. Microsoft has changed Windows 8 so much already, and why wouldn't the start menu be change also!?

 

 

There is no start menu on Windows 8.1. There will only be a button back on the taskbar that will take you to the Start Screen.  



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