Probably the two most basic UI fixes I need to keep my sanity.
Stefan Sundin makes a free (GPL even) program called AltDrag that does exactly what it says on the tin. There is of course a portable version.
There are a number of ways to get
ctrl:nocaps behaviour (i.e. CapsLock acting
as an additional Ctrl key). The most robust way is to remap the keys using
registry settings. Without admin rights, AutoHotkey saves the day. This is
my AHK config file:
The first line maps Ctrl+Alt+Shift+CapsLock to CapsLock. This is necessary because sometimes (very rarely) AutoHotkey misses an event and lets a CapsLock press through. This allows me to disable CapsLock again when that happens.