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Cockroach on Desktop
Cockroach on Desktop
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Recently, I learned that you can find dozens of applications over the Internet which can help you make some good pranks to users who access your PC. One funny example comes from Cockroach on Desktop, a program that displays numerous cockroaches moving around your Desktop.

WinMetro
WinMetro
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(16 votes)
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WinMetro allows you to use the Metro interface, indigenous to the Windows 8 operating system, on Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. Unlike most other variants of the Metro interface, this one is very simplistic. The settings are reduced to just three options, which are related to opening and closing the program.

Magentic
Magentic
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(82 votes)
Freeware

Get screensavers, images, animations and much more to your desktop PC. Features: -A huge selection of amazing screensavers -1000's of professional photo-wallpapers for your desktop -New collections constantly added -Personal screensavers & wallpapers from your own photos -Lots of fun and easy to use

Theme Manager
Theme Manager
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(45 votes)
Commercial

Manage all your skins, themes, wallpapers, icons, etc. from a single interface. You can even mix and match them together to create your own theme files!Theme Manager is a front-end to other desktop enhancement programs to simplify the user experience.

VistaMizer
VistaMizer
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(224 votes)
Freeware

VistaMizer is a theme package, consisting of icons, images and videos, all of which have been created in the Windows Vista look. Therefore nearly 400 system files will be modified. This means that no other files will be provided only your own system files will be used for modification. Thus, a language-neutral installation is possible and no changes of the language specifics are made.

DS Clock
DS Clock
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(18 votes)
Freeware

The program allows you to fully customize its look and feel. You can select any combination of date, time, and time zones, insert any text, pick custom colors and fonts, set custom sound to play at the top of the hour, play real Westminster chimes, etc.

TimeLeft
TimeLeft
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(13 votes)
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TimeLeft looks like a suite of utilities designed to give solutions to most time-related issues. Namely, the program works as an event reminder, alarm clock, a countdown timer, system clock, stopwatch, timer, and a desktop message sticker. What is great about this tool is that you can use it to open websites or run computer apps automatically on a date and at a time you determine.

Multilingual Speaking Clock
Multilingual Speaking Clock
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(17 votes)
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Multilingual Speaking Clock is a very handy and beautiful clock for your desktop that covers very small space. The speciality of this clock is its speaking capability. This clock can tell you the time in more than 30 languages. You can use the global hotkeys Ctrl+Alt+S to know the time, without moving your cursor.

Wallpaper Changer
Wallpaper Changer
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(23 votes)
Freeware

Wallpaper Changer is a FREEWARE Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP wallpaper manager that can change your background images on every startup, once a day or at regular intervals. It features JPEG, PNG, GIF and BMP support. Several options are provided, including the ability to change your images in random order.

Desktop Sidebar
Desktop Sidebar
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(31 votes)
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Desktop Sidebar is a sidebar that provides you with access to information available in your PC and Internet. Through this tool you can access your Personal Photo Gallery, keep an eye on your appointments, keep track of your Music Library, write down notes as well as having access to Breaking News, Instant Web Searches and Weather Information. There are lots of other things to add.

BootSkin
BootSkin
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(62 votes)
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BootSkin 1.05a is a program that allows users to change the boot screens in Windows XP. With BootSkin 1.05a you can browse the boot screen library at WinCustomize.com (you will then be able to download a .bootscreen file, thay you can later import), you can apply some of the provided themes or deactivate this feature, returning to Windows defaults.

IconTweaker
IconTweaker
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(36 votes)
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IconTweaker 1.12.2648 is a freeware application that allows you to customize all your Windows icons. You would want to customize them to make your desktop look better and improve the usability, making easier to recognize items. You can share your icons with others, and use other people´s creations. It has many themes included.

Analogue Vista Clock
Analogue Vista Clock
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(50 votes)
Shareware

We live in a world that focuses a lot on time management, so a good alarm clock can be really helpful. Analogue Vista Clock is a small application that will display the system clock on your desktop. You can install it in just a minute and start using it right away. This application is easy to use and you will not have any problems in setting your alarm properly.

AWC
AWC
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(27 votes)
Shareware

AWC is designed to be a one stop shop for displaying photos and other images as your desktop wallpaper. You can simply display your pictures on your desktop or create spectacular wallpapers by merging your images with the background of your choice using powerful alpha-blended fades.

Fantastic Ocean 3D Screensaver
Fantastic Ocean 3D Screensaver
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(4 votes)
Shareware

Experience an awesome flight above the Fantastic Ocean! The animated 3D screensaver, created with advanced technologies, is a rare opportunity to enjoy a sea voyage without any efforts and large expenses. Fantastic Ocean screensaver features the alternation of day and night, colorful sunsets and sunrises, realistic weather changes and astonishing water graphics.

Real Desktop
Real Desktop
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(34 votes)
Commercial

Real Desktop gives your ordinary desktop new life and turns it into a real desk, where you can rotate, lift and throw around your files like real objects. Beside the standard Desktop-Room you are able to create further rooms including the content of another folder path.

Clock
Clock
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(14 votes)
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Fully customizable clock program with alarm and calendar features. You can customize the program's appearance by choosing among 50 different themes. Also, you can create your own theme by using your favorite photo and colors. The alarm feature not only allows you to play a sound, but also to run any program when the alarm activates.

Sony Ericsson Themes Creator
Sony Ericsson Themes Creator
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(139 votes)
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Are you the lucky owner of a Sony Ericsson mobile? If your answer is a proud "yes, I am", then you have to download this small yet powerful application to create stunning themes for your device. As its name suggests, with this program you will be able to design custom themes, controlling almost every detail of them.

Pack Crystal XP
Pack Crystal XP
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(48 votes)
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Pack Crystal XP is a shell pack that modifies your Windows XP files to give it a new look that imitates the older Linux KDE interface. The download consists of a Zip file, containing an EXE installer. When you run it, you are presented with a list of components to modify (Internet Explorer, Log-on Screen, Outlook Express, Windows Media Player etc.)

Cool Timer
Cool Timer
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(9 votes)
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Cool Timer is a useful, multifunctional timer utility for Windows. The application works as countdown timer, alarm clock, and stopwatch, letting you create different types of alerts that can be used, for example, to control the time your kids spend in front of the computer, to wake you up, or remind you of an important event.

Alarm
Alarm
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(35 votes)
Freeware

This software is a lightweight alarm clock/egg timer for cooking and making sure you don't miss TV programmes etc. Ossie's Alarm Clock is easy to install and it has a nice and user friendly interface. On the main screen you can see Time Now, Alarm Time, Time Left. You can even choose a sound to play!

Chronograph
Chronograph
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(3 votes)
Shareware

Chronograph is a simple utility that synchronizes your computer’s internal clock to the atomic time. Standard internal clocks are usually very incorrect, and need frequent manual corrections. Chronograph automatically maintains correct time using atomic clock servers of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

DesktopEarth
DesktopEarth
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(12 votes)
Freeware

Desktop Earth is a wallpaper generator that creates desktop Earth representation backgrounds. The imagery is based on NASA's Blue Marble Next and Earth's City Lights. It offers real-time cloud imagery from satellite data and 33-megapixel (8192x4096) textures so it looks perfect even on 4K monitors.

DeskPins
DeskPins
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(35 votes)
Freeware

DeskPins can be used to make any application topmost, that is, to keep it above all other windows. Just grab a pin from the DeskPins icon in the system notification area (a.k.a. taskbar tray) and click on any window. This functionality is identical to the "Always on Top" setting found in some programs. With DeskPins you can add this feature to any program!

Speaking Clock Deluxe
Speaking Clock Deluxe
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(18 votes)
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Speaking Clock Deluxe is a handy software which proves most useful whenever you need to be reminded about a deadline for a certain project, a meeting with clients, etc. The application is available in many languages and it comes with various useful tools, such as a time reminder, an integrated calculator, a stopwatch, etc.