(when having problems running or installing, make sure you have Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Runtime Files installed.)

Glass Toasts

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GlassToasts replaces the "ugly" WindowsXP/Vista style balloon notifications with the Beta 1 style glassy toasts: With this application the balloons in Vista will also have an aero glass look.

Works on Windows XP also
Last Update:V2, Sunday, 1 July 2007

3D User Picture

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3D User Picture replaces the user picture in Vista's startmenu with a pretty 3D animated one.

Requires a DirectX 9 capable graphicscard
Last Update: V2.4, Monday, 16 July 2007

Thumbnail Sizer

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Thumbnail Sizer allows the user to change the size of Vista's Window thumbnails that show when one hovers over the taskbar button for the window.

Last Update:V2, Monday, 16 July 2007


Download Ave Desktop Sites
AveDesktopSites is a small replacement for the Active Desktop utility that is no longer present in Windows Vista. Basically, the application shows websites on the desktop, but, unlike Active Desktop, they can not be interacted with.
This is useful for showing website data, such as news or weather images on your desktop.

Last Update:V2, Saturday, 8 September 2007

Desktop Effects

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Desktop Effects is an application that adds special effects to your desktop. Forget the old boring and static wallpaper! Show a dynamic photo slideshow on your desktop, or just use it to scribble notes.

Last Update Sunday, 30 December 2007

Extra Desktops

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Extra Desktops is an application that allows to use extra desktops, besides the normal desktop. Use a desktop for storing your downloads, use one filled with your regularly played MP3, use another one for the files of that project you are currently working on. With ExtraDesktops, there is no need anymore to browse to all these folders you regularly use: simply hit a key, and the files are right there on your desktop!

Last Update Sunday, 30 December 2007

Vista Folder Background

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In Vista, the ability to have custom backgrounds in explorer folders is gone. This small application makes folder backgrounds possible again.
With the latest update, a background can be automatically applied to subfolders.
Fixed a bug where subfolders of a background'd folder would hang if the background was not applied to subfolders.

Last Update Monday, 24 March 2008

HTML Explorer Thumbnails

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In Vista, Windows Explorer no longer shows thumbnails of HTML files. This functionality has simply been removed.
This little addon for Windows Explorer will show thumbnails for HTML, MHTL and URL files.

Last Update: 5 March, 2008


Download AveExplorerButtons
Windows Explorer in Vista only has a small selection of unneeded toolbar buttons.
This application modifies two of those unused buttons in two much more used buttons:
  • The "Burn to CD" button becomes a "New Folder" button
  • The "Share" button becomes a Delete button
This is a small proof of concept, which will be enhanced later on, probably.

Install: run install.bat with admin rights, uninstall.bat to uninstall
Last Update: 15 April, 2008