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ForceToolkit 1.0

Forceable close apps, run them invisibly, and tweak inaccessible settings

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(0)
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
License:
Freeware
Developer:
AutoClose
Software Cost:
Free
Category
System & Desktop Tools
Date Updated:
12 May 2022
Downloads To Date:
14
Languages:
English
Download Size:
1.20 MB

As you may guess from the name, ForceToolkit gives you a way to force applications to do certain things. Some things are obvious and useful, such as forcibly closing apps that refuse to shut down normally, or keeping an app window on top of everything else.

There are other options – such as the ability to change the text that appears in the titleb ar of an app or window – that are not exactly useful, but are nice touches that will be welcomed by anyone who likes to have complete control over their system.

While there are some elements of ForceToolkit which are undeniably useful – some particularly so – there is no getting away from the fact that some options are a little odd. The ability to make greyed out options selectable might seem interesting, but it does not really serve any purpose in many cases. While the app lets you forced disabled option to be enabled, it is arguably the reverse which is more useful – and it is an option that’s available. Should you find that you frequently hit the wrong button in an app, you can simply disable it.

The app features a crosshair which you can use to select the app window or app elements that you would like to interact with, and you can then use a series of option to select the action to perform on the object. If you have ever been frustrated by an app you use having a fixed window size, or always opening in a particular position on your screen, ForceToolkit gives you a way to override this in a very pleasing way.

ForceToolkit itself is not super attractive, or especially intuitive, but this should not put you off too much. It is perhaps best to see it as an essential tool for force-closing troublesome apps with the handy ability to make any window stay on top at all times. Most of the other options are simply interesting curiosities which you may well use once and then never bother exploring again.

Verdict:

Certainly not a tool for everyone, ForceToolkit has clearly been designed with the eager tinkerer in mind. There are some fabulously useful options in here, but also plenty that are rather more questionable. But as the app is free and tiny, it is well worth giving it a download to see how it can help you out.

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