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Best Free Windows 64-bit Screen Session Recorder


CamStudio will "capture video, sound, or both. It can save videos in both AVI and FLV format. … it is simple and easy to use. … as with most video capture programs, you can set the recording area. This program has a lot of useful features such as annotations, watermarks, and customizable interface. You can also set it to either stay on screen while recording or you can hide it to pull up later." (Best Free Screen Session Recorder)

Best Free Windows 64-bit Icon Tool


SillySol's Iconoid allows you to change the colour of text associated with your desktop icons. You can also save and restore the position of desktop icons and, optionally, hide and restore icons by clicking on the desktop.

In order to use Iconoid to change the colour of text you must first turn off drop shadows for icon text.  This must be done via Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, and then click on the Settings button under Performance.  Right clicking on Computer, and then choosing Properties, will only change settings until you logoff or the PC is rebooted.


IcoFX has become a commercial product but the free version remains available although it is unsupported.

IcoFX "has a wealth of tools and is equipped with more than 40 image effects. … The program allows you to create icons for your programs, setup files, or favicons for your website or blog. It also allows you to convert your favorite images to icons, or icons to images. Conversion between Macintosh and Windows icons are supported. Other features include supporting Vista icons with PNG compression, true color, transparency (alpha channel) and batch processing capability. IcoFX allows you to create icon libraries, extract and patch icons inside the executable files. However, on some executable files which I tried, the former seems work better than the latter." (Best Free Icon Editor and Replacer)



Quick Selection Guide


Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
Plenty of tools; 40+ image effects; Convert between Macintosh and Windows icons; Batch processing capability; etc.
Problems with extracting and patching icons in some executable files.
1.6.4 (last free version)
32 bit but 64 bit compatible
Unrestricted freeware
There is no portable version of this product available.


Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
Allows the colour of desktop icon text to be easily modified.
Requires a manual change to Windows Visual Effects to work.
0.4 MB
32 and 64 bit versions available
Unrestricted freeware
There is no portable version of this product available.
21 August 2010
XP Pro 64, Vista 64, Windows 7 64

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