Some essential utilities I want to be able to find again or recommend to friends.
Win32 utility to create pop-up balloons from a command line. Essential for scripting!
Win32 utility to send windows messages to applications, allowing you to simulate button presses etc from a command line. You need to use a tool like Spy++ to capture the messages you want to replay.
When you rebuild a machine, there are a number of things you always need to do to get it feeling right - such as changing file associations etc. Well now and again I find a nifty trick to do something properly or automatically, and these are listed below.
Just run this command: !!
RunDLL32.EXE advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove!!
This 'feature' is just plain annoying, because the default shell action is “Preview” when it blatently ought to be “Open”. This means that even if you install a decent picture viewer, it won't take effect. But you can remove this annoyance with:
regsvr32 /u /c shimgvw.dll!!
NB: This also removes the ability to show thumbnails (mini-thumbnails on a folder icon do still appear to work though, but that might be cached)
I hate websites which use
<a>..<a/> tags when an ordinary link would do! You can't middle-click JS links into new tabs!
Here's a script which fixed this for me:
You need to replace @include to match the URLs you want the script applied to, and you probably want to change the namespace to better suite your personal organisation of greasemonkey scripts.