Sometimes it is the smallest of things that makes the biggest differences – it can be little touches that matter the most. Users of OSX and many flavors of Linux will be used to the appearance of a desktop icon when an external drive is plugged in or an optical disc is inserted. This little feature may seem minor, but it is also immensely useful. By installing TweakNow DriveShortcut, you can bring the same feature to Windows.
This is a great alternative, or supplement to Windows’ own built-in AutoPlay feature as it enables you to more easily access drives when you want rather than having the contents automatically displayed after insertion. The most common use for the program would be to create desktop shortcuts for CDs and DVDs as they are inserted, but it can also be used to automatically created shortcuts for USB drives.
TweakNow DriveShortcut runs in the background, constantly monitoring your computer for the appearance of new drives and this also includes removable hard drives and network drives. To make the shortcut icons easier to locate, you can opt to always use the same location for individual icons, and the program can easily set to start with Windows so there is no need to remember to launch it manually.
It is not just removable media that the program can be used with – it also provides a quick and easy way to enable or disable shortcuts to fixed drives that you have installed. While not quite as useful as the way drives are handled in OSX, this is a handy utility that brings an interesting feature to Windows.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the TweakNow DriveShortcut review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk