|Posted: May 01 08 at 5:27am | IP Logged
Make dozens of system tweaks with this free utility.
matter how much you love your OS, there are always things it could do
better, more efficiently, and more to your taste. With freebie
Pitaschio (yes, that's spelled correctly), making dozens of Windows
tweaks is as simple as checking boxes.
Tiny Pitaschio doesn't even use an installer; you just start
the program and get going. Oh, and there are some many ways you can go
with Pitaschio. You can snap windows to a grid. You can disable
troublesome keys like Caps Lock, Insert, and the Windows key. You can
disable minimize, maximize, and close buttons. Those are just a few of
the options on the main screen. From the buttons on that screen, you
can reach useful tools like Autoraise, which pulls any window you mouse
over to the top.
Perhaps the most useful tweaks are the mouse shortcuts, mouse button
and wheel combos that do different things according to where the cursor
lies and what you've set them to do. For instance: At default,
double-clicking the desktop brings up the screen saver, and
wheel-clicking a title bar minimizes a window. Each combo offers a
variety of selectable options, from turning off the monitor to opening
the Control Panel to changing virtual desktops.
Pretty much the only thing that gets me about this program is
its name, which I keep confusing with Pistachio--but never mind.
Pitaschio is as cool as ice cream.