Creative Element Power Tools
Creative Element Power Tools is a suite of tools and settings for Windows. Some of the tools are stand-alone programs, some run invisibly in the background, while others appear merely as extensions to Windows Explorer. Control Panel [screenshot] – the central interface for Creative Element Power Tools, used to enable, disable, and otherwise control all other components of the software package. File Tools Power Rename [screenshot] – Rename multiple files in one step using a variety a powerful shortcuts. Just right-click any file or group of files and select Power Rename… Change File Dates – Change the 'Created,' 'Modified,' and 'Accessed,' dates and times of one or more files. Just right-click any file or group of files and select Change Date… Copy or Move files anywhere [screenshot] – Right-click a file or folder and select Copy To or Move To to copy or move a file without having to navigate to the target folder in Explorer; create the target folder on the fly, if applicable. Copy file and folder names to the Clipboard – Right-click one or more files or folders and select Copy Filename to copy their names and full paths to the Clipboard. Copy file contents to the Clipboard – Right-click a text or graphics file and select Copy File Contents to copy the file to the Clipboard without opening it. Internet Tools Bulk Downloader [screenshot] – Download many files at once, without having to do it manually with a web browser. Just right-click one or more Internet Shortcuts and select Bulk Download. FTP Files on the Fly [screenshot] – Quickly send files and folders to any FTP-capable Internet server; great for quick updates to web sites. Just right-click any file or group of files and select FTP To. Copy Internet Shortcut information – Right-click an Internet Shortcut file and select Copy URL or Copy Hyperlink to copy the URL or HTML hyperlink to the Clipboard. Extract HTML page content – Right-click an HTML file and select Extract Page Content to copy the HTML-formatted page content to the Clipboard, minus the HTML headers and other extraneous codes. Search Tools Find and Eliminate Duplicate Files – Search for duplicate files using a variety of criteria, and selectively remove unwanted duplicates. Special built-in filters help you find duplicate image files (jpg, gif, etc.) and compare them side-by-side. Search and replace Registry entries – Perform quick Registry searches, view the results in a convenient list, and optionally search-and-replace Registry keys and values. Fix the Windows Search Tool – Make searching for files easier and more convenient by having the search tool open in a new window rather than replacing the current view when you press Ctrl-F or F3 in Windows Explorer. Folder Tools Open a Command Prompt in any folder – Right-click a folder and select Command Prompt to open a Command Prompt window in that folder. Clear out the Temp folder – Recover wasted hard disk space by automatically deleting temporary files that are no longer being used. Copy folder listing to the Clipboard – Right-click a folder and select Copy Folder Listing to copy a list of the filenames of the items inside (with details) to the Clipboard. Print folder listing – Right-click a folder and select Print Folder Listing to print a list of the items inside (with details). Quickly create new folders – Press Ctrl-N in any open Explorer window, single-folder window, or on the desktop to create a new folder on the spot. Customize the Places Bar in file dialogs [screenshot] – Choose your own folders to appear in the gray bar that appears on the left side of most file dialogs. Interface Tools Disable AutoPlay for audio and data CDs – Stop Windows from automatically scanning for and starting audio and data CDs when you put them in the CD drive. Remove unwanted items from Explorer's New menu – Select New from Explorer's File menu and you'll see only the items you actually use. Reinforce your choices so that unwanted items don't keep coming back. Change the Windows setup defaults – Modify the registered user and other information gathered when Windows was installed and used during subsequent Windows installations. Change the size of the Alt-TAB window [screenshot] – Change the number of icons displayed on each row of the Alt-TAB window. You can press Alt-TAB to swtich between running applications, which is usually more convenient than using the taskbar. Control menu speed – Make menus more responsive by eliminating the delay before they're opened, or tame them by requiring a click to open them. Configure Hotkeys – Replace a complex series of keystrokes with a simple keyboard shortcut, useful for automating repetitive tasks.
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