Windows Toolbox is the Swiss army knives of utility programs. It is a work in progress, but I believe it is now in a usable state with a great deal of functionality. Currently incorporates: Program Launcher, Shell Function, Colour Picker, Screen Capture, Shutdown Schedule, Font Information and Basic Computer Information. Enables users to some control over the taskbar including setting a transparency level, autohide and hiding. The shutdown schedule tab also is able to schedule the launch of a program. Additionally gives the functionality of the start button menu back for Windows 8 users, in a portable form. Help File available from product download page.
Download and use it now: WinToolBox