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).
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.