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Close All Windows Tool

29, Aug 2006

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This free tool helps you to close all running applications with one click. It does not use system resources because it only sends close signal to all open windows on the desktop and goes out. Just place a shortcut to it in the Start Menu, Quick Launch or somewhere.

You can always add hotkey to this shortcut. It is really very handy if you are running ~20 applications and want to quit them all. It works like as you press the close button of each application.

Download Close All Windows Tool… (less than 20 KB)

Visual Subst

29, Aug 2006

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This is a small tool which allows you to associate the most accessed directories with virtual drives. It uses the same API like console “subst” utility, but makes it easier to create and remove virtual drives from a convenient and user friendly graphical interface.

Generally, a virtual drive is just a symbolic link in the Local MS-DOS Device namespace. It is one more of Windows features being added for backward compatibility with old programs. So virtual drives are objects of the operating system, and Visual Subst just can create, enumerate and delete these objects. All local MS-DOS device names are removed when the user is logging off. To handle this issue, Visual Subst saves the list of virtual drives into an INI-file and can load them the next time.

This program is free and runs only on Windows 2000/XP and newer operating systems.

Download Visual Subst software… (less than 100 KB)

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Create breathtakingly realistic 3D landscapes and animations with DAZ Bryce 5. Striking an optimum balance between power and ease of use, this innovative software is an ideal way to integrate 3D technology into your creative process. Smooth network rendering saves valuable time by letting you render images on multiple computers. The Light Lab gives you robust control over lighting direction, and the Tree Lab ensures a more accurate depiction of real-world environments. Plus, an intuitive user interface simplifies the design process.

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At the moment the latest version of DAZ Bryce is 5.5 and 6.0 seems to be coming soon, which is probably the cause of this promotion to release version 5.0 for free download… 😉

You can download Bryce 5.0 for free until September 6, so don’t wait any longer! The offer is available for both PC and Mac versions of Bryce.

Download Bryce 5.0 for PC Absolutely Free… (about 24 MB)
Download Bryce 5.0 for MAC Absolutely Free… (about 20 MB)


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