DISCLAIMER: ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY PROVIDED, EXPRESS NOR IMPLIED. Use at your own risk! If you screw up, it’s your fault, don’t blame me.

  • ActiveToTop (Download)
    Size: 2.59 MB (2,724,941 bytes)
    Md5: 47AA57F2B09B0015CD4A66D05AA86D0A
    OS: Windows 10 – 64-bit & 32-bit.

    Rant: Microsoft’s post-Bill Gates tradition of removing functionalities and features end-users actually needs brought a new pesky irritant to Windows 10. Don’t get me started on “Metro UI” and initial suppression of the Taskbar. That was a long battle with the idiot engineers at Microsoft playing gods. Tools for Windows 7 to disable the taskbar from always remaining on top no longer works for Windows 10 because they (MS idiots) decided to completely nuke the Windows message option for the Taskbar top-most option. If they hate the Taskbar so much that they attempted to remove it, why do they even mess with its’ functionality, if only to irritate end-users? After much searching I found no viable solution. So I created one. It’s a workaround. It’s function is straightforward, all active window on the desktop — which there can only be one top-most window at any point in time — is promoted to top-most. Application run once, and it’s tiny, a mere 29Kb file and uses a stable 966Kb memory. It’s bare bones. No fancy features, no magic!
    Setup Steps:
    1. Download the file.
    2. Unzip the file to C:\Temp\Setup or wherever.
    3. Run the “Setup.exe” and follow the wizard. Use default options.
    4. Setup adds a shortcut to “ActiveToTop” in the Startup so it runs on Windows start. You can run it manually after installation. No reboot needed.
    Enjoy! And give MS Windows engineers the middle finger. :)

IMPORTANT: Utility is provided as is. No warranty express nor implied is provided. No support. Use at your own risk. Also, utility works with Windows 7, but I recommend you use the solution below from another developer.

  • DisableTaskbarOnTop64 (Download)
    Size: 30.0KB (30,805 bytes)
    Md5: E4CA4913400AD4533E167B60B7C9683E
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Rant: Disables Windows Taskbar from remaining on top of other Windows. Do you know how irritating it is to have the Taskbar cover your opened Windows all the fucking time? Seriously, it’s not like its a thin horizontal strip, it’s THICK! When your screen vertical real estate is such a premium, I don’t know what the fuck Microsoft’s User Experience team is doing. Fire the bastards. Bloody idiots. Just because they’re a ginormous company, it doesn’t mean they’re the shit. They’re people who are bound to make mistakes … ever heard about Internet Explorer 11? LOL, what a joke. Don’t get me started with … “Oh just check the ‘Auto-hide taskbar'”… just… don’t!
    Setup Steps:
    1. Download the file.
    2. Unzip the single file to C:\Tools\DisableTaskbarOnTop64.exe, create the folder if you don’t have one. Make sure you grant all the necessary permission to run programs from this folder. I prefer to group all my single-file utilities in a very short path from my system drive. That’s just me. Or you can bury it deep in your “Program Files” folder … its a free country (unless you don’t live in one).
    3. Create a shortcut of file to your Start->All Programs->Startup folder.
    4. No need to reboot, you may click on it to run the first time. It should load automatically on your next system power up.
    Enjoy! :)

IMPORTANT: Always set a restore point BEFORE you attempt on making system changes of any kind to your computer. Unless you are super confident and know what you’re doing … it’s your funeral.
Now, these last two downloads were originally posted in November 2014, and obviously I was pissed. LOL. I’m gonna keep it as is … for dramatic flare effect. These are serious rants. :)

  • ClassicShellSetup_4_0_4 (Download) (Site)
    Size: 4.53MB (4,751,204 bytes)
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Rant: Bring back the classic and PROVEN Windows Explorer toolbar! I seriously don’t know why the fuck Microsoft took this away, hide the menus, hide functionality needlessly, and drastically dumb down Windows Explorer. If you don’t understand the difference between a single button click versus multiple-clicks to get to the same function, (pause) … get out! You have no clue what efficiency is all about! It’s not about being lazy, its being efficient … jerks!
    Setup Steps:
    1. Download the file.
    2. Unzip the single file, ClassicShellSetup_4_0_4.exe, to a temporary folder.
    3. Run it to start installation, BUT, before you start clicking buttons close all opened Windows Explorer first.
    4. Follow the Wizard steps BUT … only select “Classic Explorer” when you reach the step where you select which feature to install. Personally, I don’t recommend the other “Classic ??” stuff, I don’t find them useful.
    1. Open Windows Explorer, you should see the default toolbar on the right side of the menu (if you have the menu visible).
    2. Unlock your toolbar and drag it to the left (right-click on an empty spot on the toolbar & click Unlock toolbar)
    3. Open the “Classic Explorer Settings”
    4. Open the “Toolbar Buttons” tab.
    5. Add the buttons you need.
    6. Personally, I remove “Settings” shell button. You can get back to this settings window by right-clicking on any of the Classic Explorer buttons anyway.
    7. Click OK.
    8. Close Windows Explorer and Open it again. BAM! Magic!

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