Actual Transparent Window offers new ways of working with multiple windows: it lets you easily set and vary transparency level of any window, either manually via title button or automatically depending on a window state (active / inactive / moved / etc.).
Version: 8.13Actual Transparent Window serves the purpose of facilitating work with several windows at a time.
License: Free To Try $19.95
Operating System: Windows
It lets you forget about window minimization and maximization routine by enabling the transparency feature applicable to any single window. It gives you means for efficient workspace usage along with productivity boost.
Simple and convenient controls will help you take advantage of new technologies for reaching optimal organization of your work.
You can turn on transparency via different short manipulations. It's possible to use the extra button on the window title bar, double click the title bar or activate transparency by a hotkey.
Also you can switch to a handy Ghost mode to get direct access to underlying data through a transparent window (in this mode all mouse clicks go "through" the window) or enable "Always on Top" mode to have the selected window always at hand.
The program has been refined for years, so it delivers the impeccable interface and it's absolutely easy-to-use. You will find it very friendly from the very moment you try it.
Rich adjustment options provide additional comfort.
The program lets you change options that affect all window types or create individual settings for particular types of windows.
Moreover, you can also define different transparency rates for a particular window in different states, like when it's active or inactive, being moved, resized or pointed by mouse. Using the intuitive controls it'll be very simple to make all windows look the way it fits you best.
Version 8.13: 1) Reduced system workload on multi-core CPUs. 2) Improved scaling of Configuration windows on monitors with different DPI resolutions. 3) Fixed extra buttons' reaction on right clicks in Foxit Reader. 4) Fixed detecting free place for extra buttons in Google Chrome in high DPI resolutions.
Version 8.12.2: 1) Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.
Version 8.12: 1) Fixed: Extra buttons overlapped the My Account button in Google Chrome 64+. 2) Fixed: Extra buttons in Firefox Quantum got misplaced and drawn in wrong color. 3) Fixed: Some applications (e.g. Malwarebytes) might hang at startup if Actual Transparent Window was running.
Version 8.11.2: 1) Improved compatibility with Metro (UWP) apps in Windows 10 Creators Update: fixed crashes at startup, fixed crashes after invoking twice the semi-transparency slider, improved extra title buttons colors in apps with custom-colored title bars, improved Compact View popup toolbar behavior.
Version 8.11.1: 1) Improved auto-detection of free space for extra title buttons in Google Chrome. 2) Improved Windows 10 compatibility: a) fixed crashes of various apps (like Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 installers and components, iTunes Helper, iPod Service, and others); b) fixed hung Magnifier in Lens mode.
Version 8.11: 1) Added the ability to create specific window settings for Metro (UWP) apps in Windows 10. 2) Added the factory exclusion rule to skip windows with empty captions. 3) Fixed the background spellchecking in MS Word 2016. 4) Fixed the cut captions on the Tools panels in high DPI resolutions.
Version 8.10.2: 1) Improved title buttons look in Windows 10. 2) Fixed high CPU consumption in UltraEdit.
Version 8.10.1: 1) Added Arabic translation. 2) Fixed title buttons look in Office 2013/2016 in Windows 10. 3) Fixed Test Regexp dialog in high DPI.
Version 8.10: 1) Fixed title buttons in colored title bars in Windows 10. 2) Improved stability on 64-bit systems. 3) Restored title buttons compatibility with Microsoft Office and Google Chrome. 4) Improved compatibility with high DPI resolutions. 5) Fixed security issue with the library in the %Temp% folder.
Version 8.9: 1) Added proper high DPI scaling for extra title buttons, Log window, program dialogs. 2) Added ability to invoke advanced title button dialogs via hotkeys. 3) Added ability to set arbitrary folder for configuration files. 4) Improved compatibility with Skype, MS Office, Explorer, QuickBooks.