AlomWare Toolbox gives you a variety of tweaks for Windows®, such as: locking your PC with a glass-like overlay so nobody can use it but you can still see what's going on; stopping removable drives from going to sleep; having a transparent taskbar and Start menu; shifting the taskbar to prevent monitor burn-in (a nice alternative to auto-hiding it); keeping the Num Lock key on at all times; having a Caps Lock indicator in the system tray; kill running processes without opening the Task Manager; specifying where toast notifications appear (or not at all); hearing typewriter sounds while typing; making resizable windows always open maximized; and so much more.
Unlike other tweaking apps, our changes aren't permanent and don't alter your PC or Registry to apply them, and they cease when you quit the app. You'll never have to roll back your system to get rid of unwanted tweaks with AlomWare Toolbox!
When you middle-click the icon area of any window, the Power menu appears so you can do something to either it, or to its app. The usual handy things are there such as making that window stay on top of all others, minimizing it to the system tray, and setting its transparency.
AlomWare Toolbox also gives you advanced features such as making the window always open in that exact size and position (seen at left); creating a hotkey action to open its app or document; shrinking it to a smaller real-time thumbnail view; freezing its focus so other apps can't switch you out of it; rolling it up to just its title bar (with a live thumbnail so you can still watch it!); and doing something when the window closes (such as whistling at you or shutting down the PC).
When you middle-click the icon area of any folder, the Power menu appears so you can conveniently do something with that folder. The options are: bulk-renaming files with scripted rules; copying a list of files in different formats; opening a DOS prompt; creating multiple new sub-folders with specific names (seen at right); searching files with English-like phrases; and watching the folder for changes that occur in real time (additions, deletions, moves, renames, etc).
When you're done working on a project or task and need to move onto another, wouldn't it be handy to "clean slate" your PC back into a boot-like state? Just press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Del at any time to "reboot" your PC without the wait. AlomWare Toolbox quickly closes all open windows and apps, clears the clipboard, kills the processes of your choice, frees up unused memory (RAM), and resets other settings to their default state.
The Work Overview window is a floating on-top window strip that shows real-time live thumbnails of all your open apps and windows, so you can always keep a bird's-eye view of what's going on without having to press Alt+Tab or shuffle windows around for a look.
Click any thumbnail to activate its window, or right-click it to apply changes such as making it always stay on top, roll it up to its window title only, close it, and so on. The size of thumbnails can be changed in the app's Settings, and you can filter which windows to show by either their title or app type (executable name).
The Calendar tab is where you have a nice multi-month reference calendar view, and you can click a date to get information related to it such as the days away, working days away, weeks away, etc. You can also add your own custom annual events such as the end of financial year for your country, its holidays, and so on.
There is also a Scheduled Item panel in this tab where you can schedule one-off and/or recurring reminders to either show a pop-up message, run a DOS command or an automated action, or open a website.
The Notes tab is where you store no-fuss plain-text notes that can be searched for quick reference, searching, or copying. Notes can be fully or partially encrypted by clicking the "user" icon at the top-right of AlomWare Toolbox's window. The encryption password is not saved anywhere, keeping your notes 100% secure.
Notes can be optionally auto-saved every minute while being edited, so they're safe if your PC shuts down or restarts unexpectedly.
The Clipboard tab is where AlomWare Toolbox stores your cut/copied plain text and images, for the purpose of you copying them back to the clipboard later; or to modify the cut/copied text such as converting it to title case and other useful manipulations.
Copied images are stored as small 32x32 thumbnails for easy identification later; and you can right-click them and select "Copy text" to use Windows® built-in OCR technology to try and copy any text found in them.
The Screenshots tab is where AlomWare Toolbox can optionally remember and store your screenshots taken when you press the PrintScreen key, for purposes of viewing them later, or copying back to the clipboard.
If you take a screenshot of a web page in a supported web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera) then the URL for that web page can also be optionally saved with the screenshot, so you can later re-visit that web page by double-clicking the screenshot name in the list.
The Files tab has four sub-tabs so you can: (1) backup files opened by AlomWare Toolbox for easy reversion back to an earlier edit at any time; (2) search all drives using plain-English phrases by name, date, and size; (3) bulk-rename files using scripts with real-time previews (seen at left); and (4) watch a folder in real-time to see which files and folders are added, deleted, moved, and renamed inside it.
The Automation tab lets you create automated actions either manually, or with its simple action wizard so you can do things automatically on your PC, such as typing text with a hotkey or shortcut phrase; clicking items or areas of the desktop for you; launching apps; moving and auto-sizing windows; modifying the clipboard text or setting it to pre-made data; waiting for something to occur such as a battery percentage; and much more.
AlomWare Toolbox is the best AutoHotkey alternative for when you want easy scripts without hard programming!
The States tab solves one of the most annoying things about using your PC: setting up all your daily apps and their windows for use. Once you've got everything set up the way you like (window positions, clipboard text, desktop resolution, etc) just press both Ctrl and both Shift keys together to take a "snapshot" of that state.
When you restore that state later, AlomWare Toolbox will re-launch the apps and reset their windows to their positions, as well as (optionally) restoring the desktop size, desktop icon layout, clipboard text, and so on. Watch our video of it in action.
The Misc tab is used to zoom into your desktop and to browse your fonts. When zooming, you get detailed information about the item under the mouse, such as the color picker in various formats (RGB, CMYK, HTML, etc) and the text and app/window underneath it.
When browsing fonts, the default text is in QWERTY keyboard layout, so fonts like "Wingdings" will relate each character to its real keyboard key. Selecting text in the font box will show the actual keyboard text for it in the Status Bar.
The Log tab has three uses: (1) an ad-hoc scratchpad for you to quickly jot down any text without having to open Notepad or create a new note in the app; (2) to show the output of DOS commands entered in the Command Box at the top of AlomWare Toolbox's window; and (3) to show messages from automated action steps that specifically output messages there.