Actual Window Guard allows keeping all types of windows on the desktop in the size and position you prefer. By means of various rules, the tool helps to organize your workspace in many ways, therefore making your work more comfortable and efficient.
Version: 8.14.3Actual Window Guard is what you need to keep your workspace in optimal condition for efficient and comfortable work.
License: Free To Try $29.95
Operating System: Windows
It has many settings helping to organize windows on the desktop and keep them in the order you prefer. It means you won't have to spend time resizing and positioning windows as it will be done automatically.
And there are many other features in the program which you can use to skip everyday routine and get better productivity.
Automatic positioning and resizing aren't the only things Actual Window Guard can do.
The tool allows you to minimize and maximize windows on startup, accurately align them within desktop, close irrelevant pop-ups, keep windows on top and prevent them from accidental closing.
The program even enables you to change options which standard controls don't provide (for example, you can remove windows from the taskbar or change individual settings, such as window's icon and title). What's more, the tool supports multi-monitor systems.
Not only Actual Window Guard serves well to facilitate your work with other applications but the program itself is very easy-to-use.
The interface is made to be intuitive and friendly, so that you can get accustomed to it right away and quickly make needed adjustments. It's also handy that the tool offers functions for specified types of windows and has features applicable to all types at a time.
With Actual Window Guard, it won't take much time to create and manage a system of rules for optimizing each and every detail of your workspace related to windows.
The rules can be applied to windows of almost any types of applications, including x64 ones.
Moreover, at the moment Actual Window Guard is the only program of that kind, allowing you to manage command prompt (a.k.a. console / CMD / DOS) windows. All these features are available not only for Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 but Vista as well.
In addition, most of the functions are also available for older but still exploitable Windows platforms, such as 95 / 98 / ME.
Version 8.14.3: 1) Fixed: Rare random crashes of running apps. 2) Fixed: Some incompatibility issues with Chromium-based apps.
Version 8.14: 1) Fixed: Office 2013+ apps got frozen after unlocking a user session. 2) Added: High DPI support for configuration windows. 3) Fixed: Restrict Placement and Fix Min/Max Size actions did not work for kiosk-mode Google Chrome windows. 4) Fixed: The "Copy settings from" command stopped working.
Version 8.13.3: 1) Fixed: High CPU consumption by SmartScreen. 2) Fixed: Exclusions stopped working since 8.13. 3) Improved: Separate editing windows for Specific Window Settings now independent of the main window. 4) Fixed: Restrict Placement did not affect maximized Google Chrome windows.
Version 8.13.2: 1) Fixed dwm.exe crash in Windows Vista/7. 2) Fixed Configuration window look in high DPI resolutions.
Version 8.13: 1) Reduced system workload on multi-core CPUs. 2) Fixed moving a maximized Google Chrome window to a monitor with a different DPI resolution. 3) Improved scaling of Configuration windows on monitors with different DPI resolutions.
Version 8.12.1: 1) Fixed: 64-bit applications might crash sometimes.
Version 8.12: 1) Fixed: Some applications (e.g. Malwarebytes) might hang at startup if Actual Window Guard was running.
Version 8.11.2: 1) Fixed: In Windows 10 Creators Update, Metro (UWP) apps crashed at startup if Actual Window Guard was running.
Version 8.11.1: 1) Windows 10: fixed crashes of various apps (like Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 installers and components, iTunes Helper, iPod Service, QIP Infium, installers of Windows Phone SDK, System Center 2013, Office Dev Tools, MS LightSwitch 2011).
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 cut captions on the Tools panels in high DPI. 4) Fixed the refresh of Exclusion panel after adding a new exclusion.