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  1. 7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows you to configure various aspects of the Windows taskbar.

    The way you describes it reminds me of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. It has a tweak where you can control volume just by hovering on the system tray/clock (or the whole taskbar if you prefer) and scroll the mouse wheel. It's so convenient that's it's baked into my muscle memory, and I'm a bit irritated when working on others' Pc without that haha.
  2. MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2.

    Mpv - with a bit of configuration the player and the played file look great and with one single button you can install a suitable subtitle, in the age of online streaming this is all I need from a video player.
  3. Universal tweaker software which supports Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

  4. SuperF4 kills the foreground program when you press Ctrl+Alt+F4.

    SuperF4 as someone who likes to exit things like games immediately (not cause I'm mad I swear).
  5. Quickly and easily layout windows on a dynamic grid using just the mouse.

    Window grid http://windowgrid.net/ - great program for setting up multiple windows the way you want them, on the fly.Divide your page in 2x4, or 16x9, or 32x32, whatever you like. The grid you define becomes the way your windows can snap, while retaining windows own drag-to-edge function.
  6. Video Duplicate Finder is a cross-platform software to find duplicated video (and image) files on...

    Video Duplicate Finder: Before I used antitwin to search for duplicate videos but lately it did not work only in the videos for the rest of the files, yes, that's why I switch to Video Duplicate Finder which is a really powerful open source tool, to find all duplicates of videos, it really does it and is fast in its search.
  7. Download Peace Equalizer, interface Equalizer APO for free.

    Equalizer APO (and optionally the Peace GUI).
  8. A system-wide equalizer for Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 with channel remapping/copying capabilities

    Equalizer APO (and optionally the Peace GUI).
  9. ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen...

  10. Easy to use interface; Search and paste previous copy entries; Keep multiple computer's clipboards in sync; Data is encrypted when sent over the network; Accessed from tray icon or global hot key; Select entry by double click, enter key or drag drop…

    Nobody suggested a clipboard manager. I use Ditto Even though you can see clipboard history now with windows, ditto is still more efficient.
  11. MKVToolnix is a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux, other Unices...

    MKVToolNix: "a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files". You can basically remux anything to mkv, add subtitles, multiple audio tracks and so much more, losslessly of course.
  12. Super quick lossless cutting of video and audio files

    LosslessCut: "The main feature is lossless trimming and cutting of video and audio files, which is great for saving space by rough-cutting your large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc. It lets you quickly extract the good parts from your videos and discard many gigabytes of data without doing a slow re-encode and thereby losing quality.".
  13. Efficient and Fast, Small and Portable. 100% Free. Clean Removal and Force Removal; Native X64 support; Easy-to-use User Interface; Uninstall Windows Store Apps. Geek Uninstaller. Download.

    Geek - Efficient, fast, small and portable program uninstaller, it looks for leftovers and lets you decide what to do with them.
  14. Best rated Two-Factor Authentication smartphone app for consumers, simplest 2fa Rest API for developers and a strong authentication platform for the enterprise.

    Authy - Two-factor authentication program that syncs with your phone, so if I am logging in on my PC/Laptop I don't have to look for my phone, turn it on and then open the 2fa app.