Windows: The new multiple desktops feature in Windows 10 is as excellent as it is overdue. However, it would be nice if you could do things like give your desktop a name or see which desktop you're currently on. This AutoHotkey script does just that.
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I'm a real stickler for organising my files on my computer. Every file type has its right place to be within my directory structure. I regularly cut and paste files from my download/USB/wherever folders, and then paste them into the right location, after navigating to that folder, but I wanted to do it a better way. I wanted to be able to right-click on the file, and then send it to its destination, with only one click (well, two if you count the right click).
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Lifehacker reader David E. really liked a setting in the Linux XFCE desktop that gave inactive windows a dimmed, translucent look. With the power of AutoHotkey, he created a small script that offers the same powers on Windows desktops. It's all yours, too, if you'd like the same look.
Lifehacker favourite Instapaper is a great way to keep track of stuff you find online and want to read later. Reader Chris Jones made it even more convenient with a simple AutoHotkey script to add a useful keyboard shortcut.
We've featured a way to switch power management plans with a hotkey, but if you'd rather not mess with the command line (or if you're just more of a mouse user), you can add a simple button to your Windows taskbar instead.
We recently featured a way to launch applications and perform actions on another computer with Dropbox and AutoHotkey, but it was a bit complicated. Here's an updated version that just requires a quick keyboard shortcut and a bit of AutoHotkey scripting knowledge.