WindowFX allows Win2K/XP users to add a host of special effects and enhancements to their windows. WindowFX features include: true shadows under windows, transition effects for minimizing, maximizing, closing, and opening windows. Transparency effects, the ability to have large icons on the desktop while having normal sized icons elsewhere, desktop icon special effects and label effects, maximize to a set resolution, and much more. Version 2.12 adds effects to window moving, greater performance, and a ton of added goodies in the free version.
Skin Clock SkinClock is the replacement for standard tray clock having skinned interface. You are able to select between multiple differently styled skins. It lets you showing date and calendar, adjust and synchronize time, create and run reminders
XNeat Windows Manager XNeat is taskbar utility in the must have list. XNeat gives you full control over your Windows by extending it's features:
1) Stay On Top
2) Show / Hide Windows
3) Taskbar Utility
Once you try it, you will love it .. !
StartMenu StartMenu - the program for fast, convenient and visual start of programs. - program as much as possible accelerates start of the necessary programs (with the special menu) - provides fast and convenient administration of the list of started programs.
Desktop UI Renamer Windows has an annoying habit of not letting you rename many of the icons on your desktop. With this free little application tweak the ui quickly and easily.
ObjectBar Allows users to create their own custom Start bars, finders, pop-up menus, program launchers, wharfs, docks, etc. It is completely customizable. Users can download hundreds of themes and bars for it from the theme library on www.wincustomize.com.
ObjectDock ObjectDock is a free program that allows you to have a nice animated launchbar/taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it.