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Not everyone was cut out to follow in the footsteps of others. Some desktop users march to the beat of their own drums, and for these rebels we recommend looking into desktop customization software. These programs allow to you configure and organize your docks and home screens in ways that best suit your workflow. Here are the top five on the market:
Fences—Developed by Stardock, this Windows software creates translucent boundaries on your desktop that helps you to organize your icons. It offers the ability to customize your desktop. The user can double-click on the screen in order to hide the selected icons. A Pro edition allows you to create categories for the fences and there is also a free version available. Fences has over 3 million downloads.
ObjectDock—Another Stardock product, this dock also comes in free and Pro editions and was offered for the last several Windows released. ObjectDock creates shortcuts for users in their docks and simulates Mac OS X in functionality. It is utilized as a program launcher or as a taskbar replacement and can be optimized by plugins for a variety of additional functions. A recent version supports Vista, a resources search engine, and improved features all around.
RocketDock—PolyVector and Skunkie of Punk Labs released this application launcher under a creative commons license. Borrowing from ObjectDock’s Docket API, the animated, alpha-blended software can also be used to show updates of live windows. It is compatible with multiple skins, easily customizable and features multiple monitor support, unicode compliance, bilingual users, and positioning and layering options.
Winstep Nexus Dock—A hot desktop customization utility, Winstep prides itself on its versatility, offering icons for a variety of functions, including CPU and RAM meters, time and date, and a Screen Capture Tool. There are also many options for tabs, the highlights of which are Position and Behavior, Appearance, Effects, and others. The newest version is enhanced by a weather module, new ‘launch’ and ‘attention’ features, a Flip3D command, and new language files. Winstep has garnered over 800,000 downloads and is considered a rising star.
VistaGlazz—Simple but essential for Windows Vista users,VistaGlazz allows you to alter your Vista setup in whatever way you choose. With a basic, no frills interface and no skins to confuse you, this app will help you to configure your desktop so that it’s optimal to your workflow. The last download count had VistaGlazz inching closer to 2 million.
These are the top picks for desktop utility software. They are by no means the only options, but for customizing your Windows desktop these five pieces of software can be extremely useful.
Free Boss Key is a version of Anti-Boss Key with some limited features.
Free Boss Key lets you hide and restore the windows (programs) from your screen with the press of a hot key or a mouse shortcut. It will cover all the tracks of the running programs by hiding them also from the task bar and the system tray. In addition to that Anti Boss Key will not close the applications but keep them hidden in the background thus preserving your data at the point of interruption. All you need to do when the threat has passed is to hit the bosskey shortcut again to restore your work at the point of interruption. In addition to all that the application can mute the sound, switch the display resolution (if you was playing a game), start (bring to top if running) an application (the one you are supposed to work with) and many more. Please take a look at the features list for more details.
By hiding windows you have the freedom to protect your privacy and hide sensitive information from praying eyes.
Developed by the best software engineers at MindGems Inc., Anti Boss Key perfectly fits in our collection of “MUST HAVE” software products. It is designed to work perfectly on a vast variety of operating systems and hardware configurations. Bosskey’s size is diminished to reduce memory usage without making compromises to the features in order to run without disturbing your usual work. It’s speed is brought to maximum to allow you react as quickly as possible to any threat that appears. You won’t feel even a slight difference in the performance of your home or office computer after installing it.
Anti Boss Key – Features
Instantly hide windows with a secret key combination
Set selected volume level or mute the sound
Restore all applications exactly to the same state
Anti-Boss Key will switch display resolution to the one that you usualy use (Useful when playing games or watching a movie)
Don’t cover chosen applications
Bosskey will Automatically start the application which you are supposed to work with ( For use at work )
Anti-Boss Key will work invisibly in the background for additional privacy
Easy to use ‘Drag and Drop’ interface
Customizable hot keys
Context sensitive help
Anti-Boss Key is extremely fast with low system resources consumption
Cover task bar
Hide desktop icons
Hide newly created windows while in hide mode
Close the window that was active before hiding
Anti-BossKey will hide tray icons in the tray notification area.
Bosskey will keep the applications running to allow them perform the necessary tasks while they are hidden
Bosskey hotkey to lock workstation and start screen saver automatically
Password protected access to the bosskey application
You get all of the above features in a single bosskey application that will help you to quickly hide windows and protect your privacy!