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What Is Pitaschio ?

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#1 mommabear


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 03:11 PM

Pitaschio is a freeware which makes it convenient to use Microsoft Windows.

Pitaschio includes a large number of useful functions.

For example,

* Snap a window to other windows when moving and resizing
* Restrict window position to inside of the screen
* Minimize window to system tray
* Use small icons in the desktop
* Disable Caps Lock key, Windows key, Insert key, Alt key, etc.
* Disable mouse or keyboard while you are cleaning them
* Statistics about mouse and keyboard operations
* Calculate Moon's age
* Display sound volume level

Pitaschio is the essential tool to use windows efficiently.


I ran across this utility the other day and fiddled with it. It added a visual slider bar to my keyboard volume control buttons, just like I used to have on some fancier keyboards with drivers; but I lost that with the basic keyboards I've used since. So, it gave me the idea to look around and see if I could find a simpler application that just did that and nothing else. I searched around and found a couple of widgets that have a visual of the volume when adjusting it, but they involved a hot key+mouse wheel, but I didn't care for the looks of them and where it positioned the GUI on my desktop. But mainly I'm not, nor have I ever been, real good at using custom hot keys to do things. I can right click or get to the toolbar to do what I want faster than I can remember what hot key combo I chose to do this or that.

So, what I did was this:

Since it doesn't install, the extracted folder is in a Tools Folder in My Docs where I keep all my little utilities like this. I un-ticked everything else in the main settings except Show Volume and hide the icon in the systray, and in the Mouse Shortcuts I set all of them to none. (A couple of items are left grayed out.) I have no idea what the other options are for so I left them alone. Then I placed a shortcut to the .exe in my Start Up folder.

I now have a nice visual of my volume levels when I use my keyboard volume controls. :thumbsup:

For those of you who do like to use hot key shortcuts, you might want to take a look at this little application. Lots of choices in it. And the best part is that it doesn't have to be installed. Those are my favorite kinds of apps.

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