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 Keyboard and Mouse Utilities for Windows 2000

Our Top Picks:   

Ctrl2cap v2.0 Size: 6k Freeware
This is a kernel-mode driver that demonstrates keyboard input filtering just above the keyboard class driver in order to turn caps-locks into control keys. Filtering at this level allows conversion and hiding of keys before NT even "sees" them. Full source is included. Ctrl2cap also shows how to use NtDisplayString() to print messages to the initialization blue-screen.

Cool Mouse 99 Size:  400k Shareware: $17.99
Cool Mouse 99 is an ultimate mouse tool making your every day work a little easier. It offers you a couple of powerful features which can be selected, according to your preferences, via its icon in the taskbar's system tray (near the clock). Assign various features to the middle mouse button, display windows features menu, customize any window to have its own features layout "Fast Folders" feature brings up the popup menu with your favorite folders for easy navigating in Open/Save dialogs. Fast program configuring via "hot keys" and "tray" icon. Even if you haven't three button mouse you can check out the power of Cool Mouse 99 features with your two button mouse when the Scroll Lock light is on pressing right mouse button. Rated 5 starts by ZDnet

EliteTyping Size: 8.2 Mb Shareware: $19.00
A must have tool for anyone who wishes to learn how to type quickly and effectively or just trying to improve his/her typing skills. EliteTyping is an AWARDS-WINNING touch typing tutor software which teaches you touch typing in an easy, effective and amusing way. It saves a HUGE amount of hours trying to learn touch typing, and it is suitable for both adults and children. It Includes a full graphical user interface which is very intuitive and simple to operate. Winner of multiple awards, including ZDNet 5 star rating, WUGNET, WinFiles Editor's pick, and CNET's User's Choice
Other Software Sites:

If you are looking for additional sources of Utilities, try these sites:

Beverly Hills Software
This sites been around a long time, and they do a great job. Software is rated, and easy to find, but some days the site seems a little slow.  
Great site, although a bit tough to navigate. Literally hundreds of programs are available.


SunBelt Software
Sunbelt Software is the world's first and largest provider of 'Best of Breed' NT Utilities. You get mainframe quality tech support, and the best tools all from one source. They also have a few great mailing lists, an online Tech "University", and a tech Glossary.

Well organized, and fast. Gotta love a page that gives a "Five Cow" rating for software. However, you may have to wade through a ton of end user software before you get to applications that you may actually find useful. NT Shareware
One of our favorite sites. All of software is well organized, lists license status, price, size, download time, etc., and the site is searchable.

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