Solve window clutter, speed-launch desktop shortcuts and access your computer desktop easily with just two mouse clicks. How many application windows do you have open during your typical computer work? If your answer is "many"-DESKonTOP is right for you! Windows offers a convenient way to access applications and documents you use often by placing shortcuts to your computer desktop. These shortcuts are fast to click, but what if you have a window that covers your desktop? Minimizing an active window or moving it away to access the desktop may seem a good solution for a while, but what if you work with more than just one or two applications? Those shortcut icons are covered well enough to make you spend a while to minimize or move every window that blocks access. Opening that same shortcut from the Windows Start menu is even slower. Show Desktop button may seem a solution until you realize that it is impossible to restore your working set after you've launched the shortcut with a single click, and that you have to restore the windows one by one. DESKonTOP finally solves the puzzle. To launch a shortcut from your desktop simply click DESKonTOP icon near the system clock, and you'll see a small copy of your desktop with all shortcuts and icons. You can easily launch a shortcut from there, and that's it! No need to minimize or move windows around. No need for Start menu exploration. No playing hide-and-seek with your windows. All it takes is one click on DESKonTOP icon, and one more click to launch a shortcut! Once the mouse cursor is over an icon, DESKonTOP will enlarge it to show you the full-size version of the icon and its text label, allowing you to clearly see and click the shortcut without training your sniper skills. Still find it difficult to use the small icons on the reduced copy of your desktop? No problem! DESKonTOP is readily customizable, allowing you to fine-tune the appearance of the mini-desktop the way you like, from bigger icons to menu-driven system.
» version 2.40.151 - posted on 2010-04-25
Added hotkey support.
» version 2.30.143 - posted on 2009-01-03
Fully rewrite explorer interface.
Added Windows VISTA compatibility.
EULA - End User License Agreement
DESKonTOP is Copyright (C) 2006-2009 by Alexander Cherepnev
All rights reserved
Installing and using these software (DESKonTOP) signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions of the license.
The author - Alexander Cherepnev, exclusively owns all copyrights to this software.
DESKonTOP is provided as Freeware for private non-commercial or educational use, including non-profit organization (i.e. schools, universities, public authorities, police, fire brigade, and hospitals).
For commercial use and distribution, it is necessary to written permission from author.
You are granted the right to use and to make an unlimited number of copies of this software.
Author is reserved rights to change this license agreement and (or) program status (Freeware, Shareware etc...)
These software are provided "as-is". No warranty of any kind is expressed or implied.
The author will not be liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss while using or misusing this software.
You may not use, copy, emulate, clone, rent, lease, sell, modify, decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer the licensed program, or any subset of the licensed program, except as provided for in this agreement. Any such unauthorised use shall result in immediate and automatic termination of this license and may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.
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