PastIconsFlusher 0.1.8 for Windows

by Paul McLain

Avg. Rating 4.2 (22 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.0 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,732
Publisher Paul McLain
Homepage PastIconsFlusher

Publisher's Description

PastIconsFlusher is a small program that attempts to clean out the 'Past Items' list in the 'Customize Notifications' listbox in Windows XP. It has several command-line switches. You can find more information about them in the readme located in the .zip file.

Latest Reviews

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v0.1.8 on Nov 15, 2007

Should deserve a 5 for fixing a long-standing bug that Microsoft never bothered to fix themselves. However, the fact that the settings are wiped out is a no-go for me.

prm753

prm753 reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 12, 2007

Hi all,

For those of you wondering if PastIconsFlusher will support Vista, the answer is:

Well, maybe.

I think it will, but I don't own a copy of Vista to test it on. However, I've gotten some tips and written some code that I think will be Vista compatible.

If you'd like to test PastIconsFlusher on Vista, download and compile this code:

http://bellsouthpwp.net/...ticonsflushersource.zip

That is the 0.1.8 code - a compiled binary has not been released. I hope to release it soon.

Thank you for using PastIconsFlusher! I hope it has helped you out.

Regards,
Paul

gbp007

gbp007 reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 11, 2007

Does it work in vista ?

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 11, 2007

Any program that does something that I couldn't (and don't already) do with a simple REG file gets an automatic 5 from me, especially if it's free :)

Works fine, and is a nice and well performed C++ exercise. And it is not as obvious as it may seem :)

hell0

hell0 reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 10, 2007

Any program that does nothing that I couldn't (and don't already) do with a simple REG file gets an automatic 1 from me--even if it's free.

^Very cute reply, Zoroaster... But I do accomplish the same thing with a REG file that this program does. I run it at log off via the Group Policy function. So yeah, not as obvious as it seems, but just because you didn't know how to do it without an exectuable doesn't mean I don't.

I'd give a one-trick-pony a 5, but this is still a no-trick-pony in my eyes.

dhry

dhry reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 10, 2007

Great little program. However, I agree - a feature to save the settings (always show, hide when inactive etc) that you already have configured for existing programs would be nice, instead of trashing all your settings as well as getting rid of the old stuff.

seier

seier reviewed v0.12 on Mar 8, 2006

Congratulations to the author for providing a tool that removes yet another piece of Windows' history. Over time records of files and apps that you don't even have installed any more can really take their toll. If you want to significantly speed up your computer run power toys' Tweak UI and click on the repair icons button. There's this file called ShellIconCache.dll and it stores a copy of every icon on your system. The problem is if you uninstall a bunch of programs it's still caching icons you don't even have anymore. So click repair and get rid of them.

Cheers,
Christian Blackburn

benZin

benZin reviewed v0.12 on Mar 8, 2006

yes, it's work good. Clean. But all the icons are reset, and no one is hidden now...

g33z

g33z reviewed v0.12 on Mar 8, 2006

Well it does clean em out, but it resets all the icons you had set too. Not a big deal, just have to reset em

Avg. Rating 4.2 (22 votes)
Your Rating
Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v0.1.8 on Nov 15, 2007

Should deserve a 5 for fixing a long-standing bug that Microsoft never bothered to fix themselves. However, the fact that the settings are wiped out is a no-go for me.

prm753

prm753 reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 12, 2007

Hi all,

For those of you wondering if PastIconsFlusher will support Vista, the answer is:

Well, maybe.

I think it will, but I don't own a copy of Vista to test it on. However, I've gotten some tips and written some code that I think will be Vista compatible.

If you'd like to test PastIconsFlusher on Vista, download and compile this code:

http://bellsouthpwp.net/...ticonsflushersource.zip

That is the 0.1.8 code - a compiled binary has not been released. I hope to release it soon.

Thank you for using PastIconsFlusher! I hope it has helped you out.

Regards,
Paul

gbp007

gbp007 reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 11, 2007

Does it work in vista ?

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 11, 2007

Any program that does something that I couldn't (and don't already) do with a simple REG file gets an automatic 5 from me, especially if it's free :)

Works fine, and is a nice and well performed C++ exercise. And it is not as obvious as it may seem :)

hell0

hell0 reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 10, 2007

Any program that does nothing that I couldn't (and don't already) do with a simple REG file gets an automatic 1 from me--even if it's free.

^Very cute reply, Zoroaster... But I do accomplish the same thing with a REG file that this program does. I run it at log off via the Group Policy function. So yeah, not as obvious as it seems, but just because you didn't know how to do it without an exectuable doesn't mean I don't.

I'd give a one-trick-pony a 5, but this is still a no-trick-pony in my eyes.

dhry

dhry reviewed v0.17 Beta on Aug 10, 2007

Great little program. However, I agree - a feature to save the settings (always show, hide when inactive etc) that you already have configured for existing programs would be nice, instead of trashing all your settings as well as getting rid of the old stuff.

seier

seier reviewed v0.12 on Mar 8, 2006

Congratulations to the author for providing a tool that removes yet another piece of Windows' history. Over time records of files and apps that you don't even have installed any more can really take their toll. If you want to significantly speed up your computer run power toys' Tweak UI and click on the repair icons button. There's this file called ShellIconCache.dll and it stores a copy of every icon on your system. The problem is if you uninstall a bunch of programs it's still caching icons you don't even have anymore. So click repair and get rid of them.

Cheers,
Christian Blackburn

benZin

benZin reviewed v0.12 on Mar 8, 2006

yes, it's work good. Clean. But all the icons are reset, and no one is hidden now...

g33z

g33z reviewed v0.12 on Mar 8, 2006

Well it does clean em out, but it resets all the icons you had set too. Not a big deal, just have to reset em

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