Sometimes you come across a cool new thing, and you wonder whether or not everybody else already knows about them, but never bothered to say. Well – I’m going to say, but if you know about it already, keep quiet
I’ve been playing with ‘PuTTY Tray’ for the past couple of days. Almost every geek worth their salt know about PuTTY – the definitive SSH client for Windows (yes, I know it’s on other systems, and supports other protocols, but I reckon 99% of people use it for SSH on Windows). PuTTY Tray is basically PuTTY, with a few extra features. 2 of these are really (_really_) useful – it does proper URL highlighting, so you can click on a URL rather than copy and paster, and it does session reconnection after standby.
Anyway – give it a try – it imports all your existing PuTTY settings, so there’s no overhead to trying it out. Get it from http://www.xs4all.nl/~whaa/putty/