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Old 14. May 2014, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to have a freeware program that should be able to create an icon in the taskbar that can be used to organize other programs in. Example: I would like to have one icon for all my malware-related programs; when pressed it would give a pop-up with icons to, e.g, avast, malwarebytes etc.

I hope you can understand what I am looking for.

Also, since I use the taskbar a lot, I am interested in all other taskbar-related freeware that you might know about.

I use Win 8.1 64-bit.

best regards, Johan
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Old 14. May 2014, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Possibly not exactly what you are looking for but there are tons of these things so it's a matter of searching.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...yLaunchy.shtml

Try the Softpedia search although when I checked there were over 736 results for "launcher".
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Old 14. May 2014, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you, MC!

Yes, it is hard to find exactly what I am looking for.

It would be nice if this pop-up was not a "list" but rather looked like the other taskbar icons. I think Chrome had something like this for their own apps.
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Old 14. May 2014, 01:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have a look at Standalone Stack. (Scroll down to about 1/3 of the page).

You can use it with or without Rocketdock (which is another free software you may be interested in).

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Joe, that looks very interesting!
Thank you!
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Old 14. May 2014, 02:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Another question: When downloading stuff - is Softpedia the best site to use?
I am thinking about malware etc.

I know that the version of SUMo you find on Softpedia is free from malware, while other download sites have version with third-party bundled software.
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Another question: When downloading stuff - is Softpedia the best site to use?
I am thinking about malware etc.

I know that the version of SUMo you find on Softpedia is free from malware, while other download sites have version with third-party bundled software.
Files hosted on Softpedia can also be bundled with unwanted components but at least they warn you what to expect, most being labelled as "ad supported", whereas the likes of cnet (Download.com) and even Sourceforge use wrapped installers for a lot of their stuff and don't make it easy to select what is clean and what not.

More information here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...-installer.htm
http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...downloaded.htm
http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...e-software.htm
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Old 14. May 2014, 04:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I tried Standalone Stack on Windows 7 a while back, along with another similar program called 7stacks.

In the end I went with 7stacks.
Not sure if either are compatible with Windows 8 though.
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I did try Standalone Stack with Windows 8.1 briefly. As far as I can tell it works, but I decided not to use it in the end. I did the same with RocketDock (i.e. the portable version).
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I tested it(Standalone Stack2)
The interface is just right; however, I think it slows down "program start".
It is also pretty "complicated" to make a new stack; change the icon etc.
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